One of the requirements for achieving an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (O.S.S.D.) is completing 40 hours of community service. For more information on the process for achieving your 40 hours, check out the brochure and postcard found here and here. Paper copies of this document, and the record page, are available in Guidance.
“Hour Republic” is a web-based tracking system through which students are able to securely record their volunteer activities online. At Thorold S.S., all students have moved to this platform and can submit their volunteer hours electronically.
Students will find an Hour Republic icon on their main D2L page. Clicking on the icon provides students with direct access to their Volunteer Page. No other passwords required – however, remember to log in through D2L (just Google “dsbn d2L”)!
Don’t delay in getting started on your Community Service Hours!
Community Involvement activities must benefit the community at large. Please consider the difference between being a good neighbour and a community minded citizen. Before you begin an activity, you should check with a counsellor in Student Services to ensure that the hours meet the requirements to qualify. Below are some links to organizations and/or charities who offer students community involvement opportunities. For other opportunities, make sure you listen to morning announcements and look at the bulletin board outside of the Student Services office; it has updated information for current opportunities.
In addition to the websites listed above, you may want to check out Niagara.cioc.ca for more opportunities. The website allows you to filter different areas and types of volunteer opportunities.