Community Hours

Community Involvement Hours 

Submission of hours

To have hours recorded, students can use this Community Involvement Recording Sheet, or a letter from their volunteer placement. NEW: This form is now a fillable PDF, so students just need to download a copy first, fill out the information on their computer, save, and print the PDF for parent/guardian and community sponsor to sign.

To submit your Community Involvement hours, please complete THIS form.

Community Service Hours

Students must complete 40 hours of volunteer work as one of the ministry requirements for their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).  The aim is to encourage students to become actively involved in making positive contributions to their community.  Students may begin accumulating hours during the summer before they enter Grade 9.  It is recommended that students complete their 40 hours by the end of Grade 10, or before they start working part time.  Students may earn more than 40 hours and have these hours recorded.

For Volunteer Opportunities please visit:

Virtual Volunteering Opportunities

The Halton Board policy on Community Hours can be found HERE.

Ministry guidelines designate eligible and ineligible activities for the community involvement requirements.

Eligible Community Involvement Activities:

An event/activity/program:

Ineligible Community Involvement Activities

The Ministry of Education and Training’s list of ineligible activities include: