Upcoming Community Service Opportunities:
Founded in 1907 and rooted in our faith traditions of charity and justice, Catholic Charities supports families, aging adults and adults with disabilities, and youth through social services and opportunities for healthy growth and development.Catholic Charities is looking for volunteers for summer 2017 to assist at their youth club in East Palo Alto. There are several possibilities for service including tutoring, art instruction, and physical fitness related projects.
Reading Partners is looking for student volunteers!
Reading Partners is a non-profit literacy based project that pairs high school
and college students with elementary school students in order to help them
build greater literacy skills. There are school sites in East Palo Alto where
you can volunteer after school, and you can decide the number of hours you wish
to volunteer. This is a great program and great chance to help out in the local
community. See Jon for more details and contact info.
The Midpen Media Center is a place to fulfill your dreams, have creative fun, and get your message out to the community. You can either get training, borrow equipment, and use our facilities to craft your own videos, or volunteer! Current volunteering opportunities include:
Volunteering on studio shows, studio production or editing, recording and interviewing for local immigration stories, and clerical tasks.
All students will be expected to complete Community Service hours as follows:
9th Grade: 10 hours (both Community Service Days)
10th Grade: 20 hours (both Community Service Days + 10 volunteer hours)
11th Grade: 30 hours (both Community Service Days + 20 volunteer hours)
12th Grade 40 hours (both Community Service Days + 30 volunteer hours)
Volunteer hours may be fulfilled independently (through church or other volunteer work)
or through agencies suggested by the school.
Students will be held responsible for the hours corresponding to their date of enrollment at Mid-Pen.
Summer Hours: Community Service hours performed over the summer typically apply to the previous years’ requirement. The exception to this is the summer between the students Junior and Senior year. If all previous requirements have been fulfilled, the summer hours can be applied to the Senior year requirement.
Remember to check in with Jon regarding your hours of individual community service hours.
Print this form which you will need to have filled out by
your agency supervisor. Once finished please submit to Jon for approval of your hours. Thanks!
| ||The President's Volunteer Service Award |
Mid-Peninsula has a proud history of volunteer service. Our volunteers are working to meet the needs of their neighborhoods and the community by engaging in a wide variety of volunteer projects each year.
In recognition of these outstanding achievements, Mid-Peninsula High School is proud to announce the availability of the President's Volunteer Service Award, a prestigious national honor offered in recognition of volunteer commitment. Established in 2003, this new award is given by the President of the United States and honors individuals, families and groups who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to volunteer service over the course of 12 months.
To be eligible to receive the President's Volunteer Service Award, applicants' service hours must be confirmed by Mid-Peninsula High School. Hours should be submitted to Jon Austin, Coordinator of Community Service.
There are three levels of the Award varying by hours of service completed within a 12-month period:
Kids - 14 and younger
Bronze Award 50 - 74 hours
Silver Award 75 - 99 hours
Gold Award 100 or more hours
Young Adults - Ages 15 - 25
Bronze Award 100 - 174 hours Silver Award 175 - 249 hours
Gold Award 250 or more hours
Adults - Ages 26 and up
Bronze Award 100 - 249 hours Silver Award 250 - 499 hours
Gold Award 500 or more hours
Families and Groups (two or more people)*
Bronze Award 200 - 499 hours Silver Award 500 - 999 hours Gold Award 1,000 or more hours
*Each member contributing at least 25 hours towards the total