Community Involvement Hours During COVID-19

Updated for the 2020-2021 School Year

Opportunities For Students to Earn Volunteer Hours In the Time of COVID-19

Given the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused, we would like to provide a list of suggested opportunities for students to gain community involvement hours at a distance.

What follows is a list of suggestions for students if they wish to add to their community involvement hours:

  • Write a letter to a grandparent or a neighbour.
  • Babysit siblings so that parents/caregivers can work from home.
  • Do chores such as cleaning up, raking leaves or other yard work, prepare family meals to support parents working from home.
  • Create an inspirational video to post to social media.
  • Create inspirational/positive messaging to other students using social media.
  • Create a window display to increase community morale.
  • Create a video to entertain children (sing a song, create art) to post on social media
  • Create a video teaching a skill (words from a language other than English or cooking a favourite food) to children
  • Create a list of resources that could be helpful for families or that could support children during this time and post on social media
  • SPARK Ontario
    • SPARK and the Government of Ontario are connecting volunteers with community response efforts to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

WRDSB students are reminded that they may track their community service hours through their MyWay Account.

Please visit the K-W Volunteer Action Centre website for Virtual Volunteering Opportunities.