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Community Service Award

The Board of Trustees annually recognizes Fremont Union High School District seniors who provide service to nonprofit organizations in the community. This recognition takes place as part of the Senior Awards ceremony at the schools and students may choose to wear their Community Service Award medal at their graduation ceremonies.

Seniors must complete a minimum of 80 hours of voluntary service with a nonprofit community organization between June and May of their Senior year. Time spent competing in events or attending conferences/events for a high school club does not count towards this total.

Students must not receive any pay, recognition, award, or school credit for the voluntary service. Community service activities must be described on the Community Service Award application form and the student must obtain a verifying signature and phone number of the supervising adult.

Students may obtain the Community Service Application Form in their school's Career/College Center or print it from this page. Information about the types of activities that qualify for the eighty hours of volunteer work are described on this page. The completed Community Service Award application must be submitted to the Career/College Center. Students can use either of the forms below.

The deadline for submitting the Community Service Award application is May 2, 2025.

List of Qualifying Activities

Below are accepted activities that count toward the eighty hours of volunteer work required to earn a Board of Trustees Community Service Award. If you are not sure if your activity is approved, please check first with your College & Career Advisor or call the District Office at 408.522.2206. Volunteer work must not include receiving school credit or pay.



School Service Clubs (such as Key Club, National Honor Society, LEOS, Red Cross, CSF, NHS, Interact, French NHS, Student Organizations Soliciting Funds for

District Approved Charities)

Must list specific community events OUTSIDE of SCHOOL DAY (Lunch and breaks are exempt) with hours for each event

Community Events Volunteer

Tech Museum, Cherry Blossom Festival, Fish-a-thon, Relay for Life, March of Dimes, Rock & Roll Marathon, American Cancer Society, Full Circle Farm, Hakone Gardens, Diwal

Community Organization Volunteer

NON-PROFITS such as Sunnyvale/West Valley Community Services, Rotary, Food Banks, Cupertino Teen Commission, YMCA, Local Library, Senior Center, Overseas Organizations, Green Pastures, Happy Hollow, Habitat for Humanity, VT SEV, WCEO, Humane Society, Youth Advisory

Hospital Volunteer

Kaiser, Good Samaritan, El Camino, Veterans Affairs, Stanford, Stanford Children's Hospital, JW House, Nursing/Retirement Homes, Animal Hospitals

Tutoring/Coaching/Teaching: elementary, middle, and high school students

English Learners, Best Buddies, STARS, AVID, Study Buddy, Algebra Allies, Youth Soccer, Musical Instrument

Cabin Leader

Diabetes Society, Camp De Los Ninos, Camp Galileo, Walden West, Camp Campbell

Community Help

Creek/river/park cleanup, Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley

Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts

Leadership camp (NOT Eagle Project)

Translation/Help young students

Rainbow Chinese School, Korean School, Silicon Valley Korean School, Chinese Culture Center, SABA Islamic School, Sunday School Teacher/Helper for child care

Political Volunteer

Assemblymember's and/or Congressperson's office, Election Day, Political Campaign


Band Events, Yearbook, Babysitting, Working for Private Business (even doctor’s office)
Student Orientation/Welcome Groups (HOP, Common Ground, etc.)
Grading papers for high school teacher, Teaching Assistant/Student Assistant in Office or High School Library
School Clubs: Officer positions, fundraising (unless for a non-profit), attending meetings/conferences, committee work
Church: singing in choir, playing piano/instrument for choir/service
Raising funds for charity via donations/pledges or through events like walk-a-thons or races supporting various charitable causes