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Community Service

Service to one another and to our outside community is at the heart of our school culture. Mid-Pen’s community service program helps to establish ties between the school and community organizations that serve the local population. Each semester, the entire school goes out into the community for a day of service. Additionally, all students serve individual hours with community organizations that count towards graduation.


Required Hours

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 (i.e., 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

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.

Volunteer Opportunities

This page is designed to help 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