Community Service

Check out some of the Service Day pics to discover how Vikings "Made a Change" at our 6th Annual Service Day/NiOS. Thank you to 835 Paly participants, 65+ parent chaperones, dozens upon dozens of parent donors! 48 local nonprofit organizations benefited from your connections to the community on Thursday, April 23rd. Way to Get Invoved, Paly!

President's Award
Congratulations to 70 Vikings who qualified for the President's Award for Volunteer Service 2nd semester! Paly students document between 30,000-40,000 hours of service to the local, national, and international communities each year, giving back to the causes they care about. See the list here. Recipients please watch email and surface mail for your invitation to the ceremony to be held at Paly on Thursday, May 21st at 7pm in the Library. Way to Get Involved, Paly.  
Get Involved
Looking for ways to connect your students interests, talents, and passions to create social change and make a difference in the world? And, what about summer internships? Check out the Paly student-created and managed resources at these links: Get Involved website with service-learning magazine, videos, and calendar, Twitter: @getinvolvedPA, and Facebook/GetinvolvedPaloAlto. See links for FUN upcoming opportunities with: Local Immigrants History Project (, Canopy Young Tree Survey, and Boys and Girls Club Program Interns.

Working toward your goal for Social Change and meaningful community service? Forms (see below) & reflection were due Friday, March 6th. Next award period deadline will be Friday, August 31st. Questions? Email Ms. Owen: Drop in office times are before & after school M/T/Th/F, or by appointment.

Paly Vikings contribute an average of 40,000 hours of service to more than 200 community benefit organizations each year. See the Get Involved website for ideas to match your interests, aptitudes, and passions to a cause-related learning activity.

Get Involved Website: Resources for Students, by Students (Click on top of website for links to Twitter & Facebook pages.)

Community Service Opportunities Calendar

Forms to document your service hours:

  • REQUIRED: Cover Sheet updated 2-24-14 (Write at top>> "Spring 2015")
  • REQUIRED: Hours Verification Form updated 2-24-14
  • REQUIRED: President's Award Application updated 2-24-14
  • REQUIRED: 1-2 page reflection on your favorite volunteer activity. Guiding questions: What made this experience meaningful to you? What did you gain from this experience? How would this organization/activity appeal to other students? Why is this cause/organization important to you?



Owen, Christina Community Service, Career Advisor

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