Community Service requirements for graduation from Belmont High School have been updated to reflect the challenges presented by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Class of 2022: 20 hours
  • Class of 2023: 30 hours
  • Class of 2024: 30 hours
  • Class of 2025: 40 hours

General Definitions & Guidelines

What is Community Service?

Community service activities are those which students perform to benefit at least one other unrelated person and for which they receive no compensation or academic credit. Students will be working under the auspices of an organization—town government, school, non-profit organization, hospital, nursing home, or newspaper. Service to benefit for-profit businesses is NOT applied to the requirement, even if the student does not get paid!

Community service may be performed at any time during students’ high school careers, from the summer before freshman year until the last day of classes senior year. This includes free blocks at school as well as all non-school times and vacations within the freshman-to-senior time frame. Activity format is flexible; students may elect to engage in a single activity or many, over an extended or concentrated period of time.

Read more information on the Specific Guidelines page.

Verification Form

Verification Form 

In order to receive community service credit, Verification Forms (with a reflective journal entry) must be completed for every activity, preferably within 2 months of completion of the service. 

Department Contact

During the school year, information about current opportunities will be sent to all students through the Portal and List-serve.

President's Volunteer Service Awards

Award Levels Hours
Bronze 100-174
Silver 175-249


Any student may earn this national award by completing at least 100 hours a year of verified community service according to the Community Service schedule.