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Community Service

High school students in the Gilroy Unified School District must complete a minimum of
80 hours of community service, no later than May 1 of their senior year.

Beginning with the class of 2024 students will be required to complete 20 hours by May 1 of each school year in order to be eligible for school-sponsored activities (ie Prom, Winter Ball, Athletic team participation, etc ). Students must turn in any hours completed within 30 days of completion in order to receive credit for those hours. 

Please direct any questions regarding Community Service to the Community Service Coordinator at your school.

Students must earn ten hours in at least two of these categories:

  • Senior citizens
  • Young children 
  • Disabled citizens
  • School-related 
  • The environment
  • The homeless 
  • Literacy
  • Animal care 
  • Promoting health and physical fitness 
  • Promoting the arts and culture 

To document community service hours, students should:

  • Take the GUSD timesheet with them to the community service activity
  • Fill out the form completely
  • Make sure the supervisor at the community service activity signs off on the hours
  • Sign the timesheet
  • Have the parent sign the timesheet
  • Make a copy of the timesheet for his or her records
  • Return the form directly to their school's community service coordinator

When entering high school in GUSD, students will receive a community service pamphlet, a complete list of requirements and a timesheet for recording service hours. 

Community service is a service that is performed for the benefit of the public or its institutions.  Community service is defined as volunteer service for an approved nonprofit agency.

Gretchen Yoder-Schrock

GECA Griffin

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Lindsay Hack

Mt. Madonna High School

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