Community Service

Beginning with the graduating class of 2014, high school students in GUSD must complete a minimum of 80 hours of community service. To graduate, all GUSD students will fulfill a minimum of 80 hours of community service, no later than May 1 of their senior year. Students must earn 10 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.

Community Service Coordinators

Gretchen Yoder-Schrock

GECA Griffin

Rebecca Plaza

Gilroy High School

Lauren Mantani

Mt. Madonna High School

Carmina Salgado