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Community Service Hours

Naples Classical Academy students are encouraged to meet a minimum of 100 volunteer hours prior to graduation.

Volunteer Hours Key Information

  • One-Hundred (100) hours must be documented for the Bright Futures Academic Scholar’s Award
  •  Seventy-Five (75) hours must be documented for the Bright Futures Medallion Award
  •  Thirty (30) hours must be documented for the Bright Futures Gold Seal Award

Instructions for Documenting Volunteer/Community Service Hours

The student must:

  • Obtain prior approval from his/her school counselor to ensure that the community service site meets the criteria and that the student will receive community service hours for volunteering.
  • Volunteer services to a local non-profit community agency that meets the following guidelines:
    • All services are of a benevolent nature, unpaid, and not for personal gain
    • All services are supervised by an approved adult representative of the agency
    • Service does not interrupt a student’s regularly scheduled school day
    • Service must be completed by the last term of the student’s senior year
    • The site is related to service, humanitarian/caring, community needs and does not involve:
      • direct supervision/ownership/operation by a family member
      • the presence of illegal substances or unsafe conditions
      • the use of students for financial gain
  • Obtain documentation of service hours from the site supervisor, on agency letterhead, of student hours, dates of service and service activities.
  • Students must record and submit their hours to the Registrar using the form at the bottom of the page.  Student Volunteer Logs are available in the registrar office.
  • The service hours will be placed on the student’s transcript after an evaluation is completed by the school counselor.
  • The following is a list of possible student volunteer opportunities:
    • Academic tutoring
    • AVOW Hospice
    • Bayshore Cultural and Performing Arts
    • Beach Clean-up
    • Boys and Girls Club
    • C’Mon Children’s Museum
    • Collier County Museum's
    • Collier County Public Library
    • Collier Harvest
    • Corkscrew Sanctuary
    • Goodwill Industries Retail
    • Grace Place for Children & Families
    • Habitat for Humanity
    • Keep Collier Beautiful
    • Meals of Hope
    • Naples Humane Society
    • Naples Philharmonic
    • Naples Therapeutic Riding Center
    • Naples Zoo
    • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
    • Our Daily Bread
    • Parks and Recreation Department
    • Rookery Bay Research Reserve
    • Soup Kitchen
    • St. Matthew's House
    • STARbility Foundation
    • The Humane Society Naples
    • United Way of Collier County