Community Service

Paly Career Center Office Hours 3rd Quarter ONLY (through week of 2/14/16)
  • Mrs. Owen is working remotely through 2/15/16 via email, cell/text, and Skype.
  • Available on Mondays & Tuesdays 8am-1pm (via email, cell/text and Skype)
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Turning in your hours for the Spring President's Award? Please hold onto your forms until March. We are implementing a new & improved system! You will have 10 days to upload your data & turn in forms, 3/1/16-3/10/16. Meanwhile, remember to write a reflection about your favorite service activity/organization. Congratulations on all your hard work, stay tuned for directions on Spring Award applications. :)

CLICK HERE FOR>>Community Service Opportunities Calendar

CLICK HERE FOR>>Get Involved Website: Resources for Students, by Students (Click on top of website for links to Twitter, You Tube & Facebook pages.)

CLICK HERE FOR>>Forms to document your service hours! Remember to write a simple 1-2 page reflection about the organization and what was meaningful about your experience. Use a separate verification form for each organization. Cover sheet must be submitted with all forms. Spring submissions due: March 1-March 10, 2016. Questions? Email Mrs. Owen: Congratulations on all your hard work!

CLICK HERE FOR>>Paly Fall 2015 President's Award Slideshow!


FALL 2015 PRESIDENT'S AWARD FOR VOLUNTEER SERVICE CEREMONY was FRIDAY, Dec. 11th. Didn't get your certificate & pin? Please stop by the Career Center.

See 1st semester Paly service-learning work at THIS LINK

"The List." Please check the Fall Award spreadsheet HERE to find name by grade and award level.

*Seniors, for Common App award date, you may state 11/1/15. 

Get Involved Internships and Service-Learning

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 volunteer internships? Check out the resources created and managed by Paly students, see: Get Involved website. First round Community impact internships application deadline has passed, but stay tuned for more service-learning (volunteer) internship postings on the way!

Other service-learning and educational internships can be found at organizations such as these: Boys and Girls Club Peninsula, Paly Social Justice Pathway, Paly Sports Pathway, Paly Work Experience and Exploratory Experience classes, and IQ650 Internship programs.

Class of 2016: Click here>>for overall data of your service-learning and contributions. Based on your reflections on service, you are going to CHANGE the WORLD with this incredible work. Thank you for making these meaningful connections from classroom to community. Way to go, class of 2016! (P.S. CURRENT AS OF 11/1, new data is being added...stay tuned.)

Working toward your goal for Social Change and meaningful community service? First semester deadline has passed, but you may turn in your forms & reflection for the 2nd semester award. Bring complete packet with reflection to Ms. Brown in the Guidance Office, or Ms. Owen's Career Center office in the library. Be sure to email a copy of your reflection (with pictures, if possible) to: Next deadline: Friday, March 4th. Questions? Email Ms. Owen: Click here for Paly forms & cover sheet.
Congratulations to 70 Vikings who qualified for the President's Award for Volunteer Service in Spring, 2015. 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 Spring 2015 list here.

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. This year's 7th Annual school-wide Service Day will be Thursday, March 24, 2016. Get Involved, Paly!

Paly Vikings contribute an average of 35,000 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.


Owen, Christina Community Service, Career Advisor

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