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Community Involvement Logsheet and Information

 

Modifications to Community Involvement Hours Graduation Requirements for 2020-2021 Year(due to Covid-119)

For the 2020-21 school year, the ministry is revising the 40-hour community involvement graduation requirement so that students will not be adversely impacted by the ongoing challenges related to COVID-19.

 

For students graduating in the 2020-21 school year

The community involvement graduation requirement will be reduced to a minimum of 20 hours of community involvement activities. This recognizes that graduating students have had barriers to earning their community involvement hours last school year and there may be continued barriers this school year.

 

For all students earning hours in the 2020-2021 school year

In addition, the Ministry is providing increased flexibility in regard to how secondary students can earn hours in 2020-21, as follows:
  1. As per Ministry direction, at the principal’s discretion, students may complete volunteer hours during the instructional day and may claim hours for duties normally completed at home (i.e. walking a younger sibling to or from school, helping younger siblings with school work).
  2. Students aged 14 years and older can count up to a maximum of 10 hours from paid employment towards their earned hours at the discretion of the principal. Students counting paid employment towards their graduation requirement will be required to complete a reflection exercise indicating how their work contributed to the service for others.
Please consult the district website for suggested volunteer activities and information on how students can submit Community Involvement Hours. Students should continue to seek out and accumulate community involvement hours in accordance with school board policies and procedures, keeping in mind local public health unit recommendations.

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 Community Involvement hours must fall into one of these categories:        

  • Not-for-profit: includes voluntary activities for any not-for-profit institution or foundation that would not displace a paid worker.  
  • For-profit: includes voluntary activities that are charitable-based for any business or organization that would not displace a paid worker. If volunteers are enhancing a product/service being sold/provided by a for-profit business designed to make it more attractive and/or a better experience for clients, then it is not in keeping with the spirit of community service and would not be an approved activity.
  • Other: community support that you feel warrants consideration.  In this case, please submit a brief written summary that explains how this experience meets the spirit and expectations of Community Involvement as identified above.

If students are considering any of the activities that would fall into the second or third category above, approval by the principal or a designate at your high school is required.

Note:  Incoming grade 9 students can begin earning community service hours in the summer between grade 8 and grade 9. However, if you choose to do this it is important you carefully select an activity that would be approved.

 At west Carleton most students participate in the following Community Service Activities: 

  • service to non-profit schools, religious or cultural institutions and programs
  • events organized through local community associations such as Canada Day festivities, BBQs, community cleanups, Winterlude, Jazz Festival, Bluesfest, Fringe Festival, Chamber Music, etc
  • service to charities and non-profit organizations
  • coaching or scorekeeping minor sports
  • community service organizations such as the Royal Canadian Legion, Horticultural Society or Garden Club, local libraries, Lion’s Club, etc.

While this is not a complete list of eligible activities, adhering to this list will help to ensure hours are not rejected.  Students and parents are encouraged to visit the website of their local community association to learn of upcoming events requiring volunteers.  In September students are reminded to frequently check the Community Service bulletin board located outside Student Services for opportunities.



Community Service Opportunities below
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Santa clause parade

The Huntley Community Association together with the Carp Fair Board

The 11th Annual Santa Claus Parade in Carp on Saturday Dec. 12th , 7-9pm

As always we are welcoming volunteers on the day/night of the event.

Anyone wishing to volunteer can contact Annie Craig by emailing annie@gadar.ca or by calling 613-558-8286.




The Salvation Army Kettle Project


 The Kettle Campaign Coordinator at The Salvation Army is currently recruiting volunteers for our 2020 Kettle Campaign

Please see flyer >> Salvation Army Kettle Project

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Carp Agricultural Society 

Please send an email to info@carpfair.ca 

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Volunteer opportunities at the Richcraft Recreation Complex

No current volunteer opportunities
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re-Cycle Community Bike Shop Volunteer Opportunity 

No bike repair experience needed!
   There are a few different roles for student volunteers.  The main ongoing task for us is overhauling the donated bikes, which range in condition from excellent to heavily used, and getting them ready for sale.  

If you are interested in bikes this would be a great way to complete your community service hours! Click this link re-Cycle Bike Shop to volunteer.  

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Royal Canadian Legion TGIF Dinners 

TBD
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Diefenbunker Volunteer Opportunities - Canada's Cold War Museum

TBD



Ongoing Community Service Opportunities

City of Ottawa

No current volunteer opportunities.
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Habitat for Humanity

Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity GO gives you an opportunity to get involved and share your talents to achieve its very worthy cause – building homes and building hope.

Please click on this link Habitat for Humanity for all the details!

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Holly's Haven Wildlife Rescue
(previously - Constance Creek Wildlife Refuge)

Various projects available - contact Lynne Rowe by email at: lynne@ccwr.ca  

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Canadian Cancer Society

http://www.cancer.ca/en/get-involved/volunteering/ways-to-volunteer/youth-volunteer-opportunities/?region=on

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 Kanata Food Cupboard Weekly Opportunities

No current volunteer opportunities.




 

Bulletin Board & Announcements

Reminder to students to check the Volunteer bulletin board in the hall outside the guidance room door.  
You will find current and on-going community service opportunities. 

Local Community Associations located near West Carleton Secondary School.  These local community centres have opportunities throughout the year.

Constance/Buckhams Bay Community Association  - http://cbbca.ca/cms/

Corkery Community Association   - http://www.corkerycommunity.ca/

Galetta Community Association   - http://www.galettaca.org/

Kinburn Community Association  - http://www.kinburn.ca/

Dunrobin Community Association  - http://www.dunrobincommunity.com/

Fitzroy Harbour Association  - http://fitzroyharbour.com/fitz/

Huntley Community Association   - http://www.hca-carp.ca


Discover Volunteer Opportunities in Ottawa

Not all opportunities on these websites may fall under OCDSB Guidelines. Unsure? 
Ask us in the Main Office or Guidance. 

Bluesfest: https://ottawabluesfest.ca/

Canada Day in Kanata: http://www.canadadayinkanata.com/

Canadian Cancer Society: http://www.cancer.ca

CHEO BBQ: https://cheobbq.com/

City of Ottawa: https://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/get-know-your-city/volunteering#volunteering-city-ottawa

Friends of the Central Experimental Farm: http://www.friendsofthefarm.ca/young.htm      

Hope Volleyball Summerfest: www.hopehelps.com

Kanata Food Cupboard: https://www.kanatafoodcupboard.ca/

Mothers Against Drunk Driving: http://maddchapters.ca/ottawa/ 

National Capital Race Marathon: http://www.ncm.ca

Ottawa Dragon Boat Race Festival:http://www.dragonboat.net/

Ottawa Folk Festival: https://cityfolkfestival.com/volunteer/

Ottawa Food Bank:http://www.ottawafoodbank.ca/

Ottawa Fringe Festival: https://www.ottawafringe.com

Ottawa Hospitals:  http://www.ottawahospital.on.ca/wps/portal/Base/TheHospital/CareersAndVolunteering/Volunteering

Ottawa Volunteer Lounge: http://www.ottawavolunteerlounge.ca

Snowsuit Fund: http://www.snowsuitfund.com/

Toy Mountain: http://salvationarmyottawa.ca/ways-you-can-help/volunteer/volunteer-with-toy-mountain/

Volunteer Ottawa: http://www.volunteerottawa.ca/

 

The Canada Day volunteer recruitment campaign is in full swing. This year, Canada Day festivities will be held from June 30th  to July 1st . We are looking for serious, enthusiastic, friendly students who would like to take part in the biggest party in Canada. We believe that your students would enjoy participating in the various activities while completing their community service hours.
The Canada Day volunteer recruitment campaign is in full swing. This year, Canada Day festivities will be held from June 30th  to July 1st . We are looking for serious, enthusiastic, friendly students who would like to take part in the biggest party in Canada. We believe that your students would enjoy participating in the various activities while completing their community service hours.
The Canada Day volunteer recruitment campaign is in full swing. This year, Canada Day festivities will be held from June 30th  to July 1st . We are looking for serious, enthusiastic, friendly students who would like to take part in the biggest party in Canada. We believe that your students would enjoy participating in the various activities while completing their community service hours.
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