VARSITY LETTER IN SERVICE PROGRAM BASICS
We believe in our young people’s’ ability to become leaders in the advancement of our community and recognize their capacity to create solutions to many of the challenges we face as a society. It is never too early to get empowered, by experiencing the value of a giving spirit and the benefits that come with Living United. Volunteering gives you the opportunity to affect positive change while developing skills that will help you to find a job, get into college, make new friends, complete your school service requirements, and make a difference in the lives of others!
United Way of Clallam County in partnership with the Port Angeles School District, Sequim School District, Crescent School District, Key Club, and other nonprofits will recognize and reward students for their volunteer efforts in the community.
Students who volunteer 145** or more hours of service in a year can earn their school varsity letter, the same as those earned by athletes and musicians.
**Update: Due to COVID-19 Restrictions, the requirement for the 2020/21 school year will be 60 hours or more of service.**
Applications must be RECEIVED BY APRIL 1st.
Be a student in grades 9-12 registered at a school that offers the program.
Complete at least 60 hours of volunteer service between the months of April 1st and March 31st.
Must have at least one school-related activity (no hour requirement).
All volunteer activities must be verifiable.
Meet the 2.0 GPA requirement or receive principal GPA requirement waiver.
All the hours you have earned since April 1st count toward your final completed hours.
There are no fees associated with earning your Varsity Letter in Community Service. The only thing it costs you is your time to record your hours as you do your service in the community.
Port Angeles High School: Connect with AmeriCorps supervisor, Michell Gentry, for acess to Youth United material, applications and a volunteer opportunity list. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sequim High School: Connect with ASB Advisor, Sean O'Mera for access to Youth United material, applications, and a volunteer opportunity list. email@example.com
Crescent High School: Connect with Academic Advisor, Helen Lastovica, for access to Youth United material, applications, and a volunteer opportunity list. firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Friendly Opportunities: Looking for ways to volunteer in the community? Check out our tips for getting connected and view our list of youth-friendly opportunities with trusted community organizations. Learn More.