Uni does NOT require community service hours for graduation. However, we believe community service to be a valuable and rich experience for high school students. We suggest students keep track of their service on their own log and keep it for reference when it comes time for college applications. We are required to allow students who complete 25 community service hours to submit a Community Service Log (fillable pdf). However, this is not necessary for the student's record.
See these links for more comprehensive lists of volunteer opportunities: Orange County opportunities, www.oneoc.org, or www.volunteermatch.org.
Laguna Canyon Wilderness Park
Help restore damaged habitat for our local wildlife. The third Saturday of each month (8-11am). Register here. And bring a signed waiver.
Project REACH at University Park Elementary
Mentor 5th & 6th-grade students to encourage them to make positive school choices and maximize their potential. One hour per week. Contact Brittani Santini-Bolanos at 949-936-6347 or for application information.
Vista Verde Elementary
Vista Verde Middle School is looking for volunteer tutors! This is a great opportunity to earn community service hours while gaining experience in education and working with kids! Here are the details:
What: PASS Mentor Program (help middle school students with organization, planner use, homework completion, and preparation for tests/quizzes).
Where: Vista Verde Middle School (6 Federation Way, Irvine 92603)
When: Tuesdays from 3:00 to 4:00pm
What: Tutoring and mentoring 6-8th grade Vista Verde students
· First meeting and training: Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 3:00-3:30pm
· First time meeting with the mentees:
Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 3:00pm-4:00pm
Various opportunities throughout the year. Contact Stephanie Campbell at 949-812-7228 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
FIRST Robotics Competition
Volunteers needed April 1-2 to help run a robotics competition. Contact Sukanya Prasad at email@example.com@gmail.com for more information.
Open Sesame: Coding With Kids