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Community Service

Community Service Information

Giving back to others for what we have is one of our most important values. A complete education is one that seeks understanding of others in different life circumstances from our own. Our students have had a long tradition of being involved in helping the neighboring communities. All students must complete at least 60 hours of community service as part of their social studies and graduation requirements.

As you are aware, Indian Hill requires that all of our students put volunteerism into practice in order to make an impact in the community.  Community Service has already been very successful with other schools, with students completing thousands of hours of volunteering and learning valuable life lessons along the way.

Starting fall of  2019, Indian Hill will be using an online tracking and reporting system for all service hours called x2VOL.
Students will register and receive training on x2VOL at the beginning of the school year.

If you’d like to get a head start on how x2VOL works, you can watch the two following videos:

First Time Registration 

How Do I Log in Hours?

This system will allow students to view their own hours over all four years and centralize the information. With x2VOL, students can enter their service hours online at any time.  They can check for any volunteer opportunities and sign up for them, receive reminders about the opportunities and print a service hour log that can be used for college applications.

For those who are volunteering over the summer, please keep track of your hours and make sure that you have your supervisor’s contact information or a signed document.
After you have registered, x2Vol will then contact your supervisor in order to verify your hours.

We appreciate your assistance and cooperation with this new system.

Every student needs to complete 60 hours of service before graduation.

*At least half of hours need to be White - volunteering for a charity, or non-profit serving the underserved.
*Half of the hours can be Red - volunteering for Indian Hill School District.
These hours must be completed outside the school day. To be considered for National Honor Society students need additional hours of service: sophomores need 30 hours (includes the 10 freshman and the 10 sophomore hours). NHS Junior candidates need 50 hours (includes the 10 freshman, 10 for sophomore, and 20 junior hours). Contact NHS advisor Mrs. Imrie for details. 

What are White vs. Red hours?
Student service hours are classified as white or red. Red hours are on the IH Campus, e.g. working a school event, such as timing a track or swim meet, Spring Fling, school book fairs, coaching IH sports or selling concessions at a football game. These hours are performed within the Indian Hill School District. 

White hours benefit people outside your local community and/or provide broader experiences that help in understanding societal problems and the role of the non-profit sector. Hours are counted as white only if the organization is a charity or a non-profit. Ideally, these are meaningful experiences that should expose you to new people and places and help you learn more about community needs beyond your own school and neighborhood. They are usually performed for a social service agency like the Free Store Food Bank, Matthew 25 Ministries or Ronald McDonald House, to name just a few examples.

Any community service performed in the summer months must be submitted to x2VOL by October 1.  All community service hours must be completed and by mid May 

Hours needed are:  
Freshmen and Sophomores: 10 hours  (at least 5 White no more than 5 Red)
Juniors and Seniors: 20 hours (at least 10 White no more than 10 Red)
Again, National Honor Society members need additional hours.
Students who do not complete the required hours of community service by the deadline will receive an “I” or incomplete, for social studies for the year; this incomplete is changed only when the community service hours have been fulfilled. Not all work performed by students for free qualifies as community service under our service-learning program. It is very important for all students and parents to understand the Indian Hill community service requirement and the classifications of qualified and regular hours before beginning work towards earning service hours.

If you have any questions or need help please let Mrs. Vicky Mendoza, the Community Service Coordinator, know at [email protected]  
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