Community Service

Service to one another and to our outside community is at the heart of Mid-Pen's culture.
Our community service program connects the school with community organizations that serve our local areas. Each semester, our students and staff participate in a day of service.  In addition, all students are expected to complete a required number of Community Service hours each school year with non-profit organizations in the area.

The COVID-19 pandemic poses a challenge to our traditional community activities, the global pandemic has created an even greater need for volunteerism.

For the 2021-2022 school year, the school has paused its community service hour requirements. We have cancelled our fall community service date and hope we will be able to host our spring event for students and staffulty. We're currently exploring different opportunities for students and staff to participate in service learning opportunities.

During a typical school year, required hours are as follows:

9th Grade : 10 hours (both Community Service Days)

10th Grade: 10 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 are fulfilled independently, for example through church or other volunteer work, or through agencies suggested by the school. All students are held responsible for completing the hours corresponding to their date of enrollment at Mid-Pen.

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.

Community Service Day 2019

Volunteer Opportunities

It's important that you find a community service placement that suits your interests and skills. Take some time to look through the many options available in your area!

Helpful links:

Oppurtunities by Local Region: This link will take you to a map where you can click on the area in which you want to work.

San Mateo & San Francisco County: Searchable by area of interest

Volunteer Match: A great website for finding current opportunities in your local area

Hands on Bay Area: This site is also an excellent searchable database that is updated regularly