Service Learning Project
The VCHS Community Service requirement provides every student the opportunity to serve their local community in a way that compliments the individual gifts and interests of each student. Students are welcome to join our Student Service-Leadership Team on school-sponsored projects. Students are also free to locate a service option at their church or in their local community.
Freshman = 10 hours
Sophomores = 20 hours
Juniors = 20 hours
Seniors = 10 hours
Step One: Print or download a VCHS Commuinty Service Record and have an agency representative (or parent, if an agency rep is not available) sign off the hours as they are served.
Step Two: Upload a digital copy of the VCHS Community Service Record to Canvas. (if you have a printed copy of the record, you will need to turn it into a PDF in order to upload it)
Commonly Asked Questions:
- What type of community service will qualify for the VCHS Requirement?
-Answer: We want you to use your gifts and serve your community. Almost any service will qualify.
Note: You may not receive pay or any type of compensation for your work. You may not complete your hours at a family business or by caring for a family member.
- Who is allowed to sign off on the hours that I’ve completed?
-Answer: An adult connected to the place you served or one of your parents.
- How should I turn in my service record?
-Answer: Upload a digital copy of this record to Canvas. A PDF is preferred. You may also upload a picture.
- When are my service hours due?
-Answer: All community service hours are due by May 15 each year (except senior year). Incomplete service hours are rolled over to the next school year. The community service requirements must be completed by April 1 of senior year. Seniors who have not completed the required hours will not be allowed to participate in senior activities (for example, senior trip).
- Can I work ahead on my hours?
-Answer: No. We want you to develop a habitual lifestyle of service, and we would like the service spread out over the course of high school. Although you are welcome to exceed the minimum, we will not accept more than the stated total each year.
- If I am a transfer student, do I have to make up hours from past years?
-Answer: No. You are only responsible for service hours for the years that you attend Valley Christian. The requirements for the past years will be waived.
Some Of Our Favorite Agencies:
Affordable Treasures 562.866.0060
Artesia Christian Home 562.865.5218
Bell Shelter 323.263.1206
Bellflower Volunteer Center 562.925.9003
Bolsa Chica Wetlands 714.846.1114
Bethany Christian Services 888.983.0500
Bethany Church (tutoring) 562.866.1812
Cause Life [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Grace Children's Home [email@example.com]
Emmanuel Reformed Church 562.531.6820
Habitat For Humanity 562.427.4463 Ex.214
Kingdom Causes-Bellflower 562.804.180
LA Mission 213.629.1227
Long Beach Animal Control 562.570.7387
Long Beach Campfire 562.421-2725
Long Beach Food Bank 562.435.5377
Long Beach Memorial Hospital 562.933.2000
Long Beach Rescue Mission 562.591.1292
Los Altos 562.430.6813
Little House– Bellflower 562.927.2777
New Life Beginnings 562.590.1538
Orange County Food Bank 714.897.6670
Precious Lambs Preschool [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Precious Life Shelter 562.430.7309
Ramona Elementary Bellflower 562.804.6532
Ride Your Horse 714.292.3563
S.A.Y. YES Clubs 323.568.1811
Spencer Williams Elementary 562.904.3564
The Dream Center 213.273.7050
Union Rescue Mission 213.327.6300
Woodruff Convalescent Center 562.925.8457