Community Service

Many kudos to Paly's 156 fall community service scholars, who have given more than 100 hours in 12 consecutive months to earn the President's Award for Volunteer Service! Ceremony was held in the Haymarket theater on Friday, Dec. 5th. Haven't received your certificate and pin? Please come to the Career & Community Engagement Center in the library this week!

Student volunteers needed this Saturday morning, 12/13: Breakfast with Santa at Boys & Girls Club. Please email Jenny:

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
  • 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?


Dec 2, 2014

Community Leadership Program Application Deadline: 1/15/15

Interested in leadership and social change? Check out Youth Community Service Fellows program. Application deadline is 1/15/15. See these links for information and to download application. (This opportunity is available Class of 2016, 2017, and 2018. YCS Club membership is not required.)



Nov 11, 2014

6th Annual Paly Service Day

6th Annual Paly Service Day is coming Thursday, 4/23/15. Interested in serving on the planning committee, have a cool project suggestion? Past student-initated projects such as Beechwood School Science Discovery Day and Habitat for Humanity Playhouses have become a Paly tradition! Contact Ms. Owen in the Career & Community Engagement office to get involved.


Owen, Christina Community Service, Career Advisor