The High School and Beyond Plan
requires that students complete 20 hours of community service OR job shadowing OR working with a mentor in order to graduate. Students may begin earning and documenting these hours during 9th grade. Students may complete up to 10 hours of community service by working for a River Ridge staff member during non-school hours or by supporting a school team or at a school-sponsored event. Students must coordinate directly with that staff member and complete the Community Involvement Documentation Form.
Students are encouraged to find a volunteer activity that they like, and continue past 20 hours. When they are seniors applying for college scholarships, they will have extensive experience and many document the many hours they volunteered. PLUS volunteering makes you feel good!
Disclaimer: These are NOT school-sponsored activities. The North Thurston Public Schools has neither reviewed nor approved the sponsoring organizations or their programs, personnel, and activities. The sponsoring organization and volunteer participants agree to protect, indemnify, and hold harmless the District, its board of directors, employees, and agents, from any and all claims, liabilities, damages, expenses or rights of action, directly or indirectly attributed to the organization, or its program, personnel, and activities. Publication of these volunteer opportunities should not be considered an endorsement or recommendation of these programs by the District.