Community Service

Community Service Requirements

Students must achieve a minimum of 40 hours of community service in order to graduate from Pearl River High School.  Every school year, students who earn 25 hours or more are eligible for a community service award.

The deadline for community service awards consideration for grades 9, 10 and 11 is May 3, 2022; the deadline for seniors is May 10, 2022. You must have at least 25 hours in the current school year to be considered for an award.

The COVID pandemic has presented challenges that impact the availability of community service opportunities. Therefore, the traditional advisement of 10 hours per school year does not apply to the years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021. That said, the high school’s graduation service requirement is 20 hours for the classes of 2021, 2022 and 2023 and 30 hours for the class of 2024. 

Please refer to the letter from Mr. Murphy that was included in the Welcome and Back-to-School School Messenger email that was sent in August.

Community Service Announcement

 Attention Please!The community service process is now electronic.

Please click here for a letter from the Guidance Department.


Pearl River High School is now using an online tracking and reporting system for all service hours called x2VOL that is accessible through Naviance Student.  This system eliminates the need for paper forms and centralizes the information.  X2VOL allows students to enter their service hours online at any time, as well as check and register for volunteer opportunities, receive reminders about the opportunities and print a service hour log that can be used as a reference for college applications and the National Honor Society.

Current hours have been transferred to the new system for those who have completed services.  From this point on, all service hours need to be entered into the x2VOL system through Naviance Student.  Paper forms should no longer be submitted to the Guidance Office.  The students must register as soon as possible.  Please follow the instructions or click on the links below for a step-by-step tutorial and video.

First you must log in to your Naviance account.  If you do not know your Naviance login credentials, please ask your counselor for help.

  1. Click on the x2VOL Link under “Resources” on the left-hand side of your home screen in Naviance Student.
  2. If you are asked to put in your Last Name and Student ID Number, please do so.
  3. Complete your x2VOL profile the first time you access x2VOL.
  4. Start logging your hours in x2VOL!

Please click for x2Vol FAQs.

See a video on how to register and sign in to x2VOL via Naviance.

Find step-by-step instructions on how to log in hours through x2VOL.

If you have any questions or need any help please contact the Guidance Department at (845) 620-3811.

Community Service Opportunities

Franklin Avenue Family Picnic — The Franklin Avenue PTA is once again holding their Family Picnic at the end of the month.  Volunteer hours are available Friday, October 1, 2021 from 4 pm to 8pm.  Responsibilities include helping with the set up, the support with stations during the picnic and then clean up afterwards.  Quick, easy and fun! If you are interested you can email franklinavefamilypicnic@gmail.com or text Erin at (917) 224-5828. 
 
Teen Leadership Rockland The 4-H Youth Development Educator with the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland County like to invite you to apply for the Teen Leadership Rockland Program.  This thirteen-session enrichment program is offered by Leadership Rockland and Cornell Cooperative Extension to strengthen the leadership skills of tenth grade students and help them find ways to apply those skills in their schools and communities.   They are not just looking for those students who are already in leadership positions but those looking to enhance the skills of emerging and potential leaders.  Applications need to be submitted by October 11, 2021. The program cost is $175, though financial and transportation assistance is available for families with demonstrated need. Their brochure goes into more depth about the application/selection process, the tentative schedule, and the expectations.
 
Gilda’s Club Westchester is looking for passionate, dedicated teen volunteers to join their Youth Committee Program.  Volunteers can help raise awareness, assist in fundraising, and work with members in our community to help make a difference in the lives of individuals and families impacted by cancer.  If interested, please complete the online application.
 
Keep Rockland Beautiful is looking for volunteers for spring Cleanups.  Every April & May, all across Rockland, thousands of volunteers help remove litter from our streets, parks and streams during the "Great American Cleanup."  The campaign is also an amazing teaching tool as they educate & empower people of all ages to take action on behalf of our environment.  We look forward to helping volunteers safely get out there and improve our beautiful communities. Interested students may reach them via email at: Keep_Rockland_Beautiful@mail.vresp.com.
 

Meals on Wheels is seeking volunteers to make friendly phone calls to seniors This is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in volunteering from home.