Community Service

Message from the Counseling Department

PLEASE NOTEPlease ensure a valid email address is entered for the person who is to verify your hours.  If an email address is unknown, a signed paper document must be brought to the Counseling Office after the activity is entered so the work can be accepted.  We want everyone to receive the credit, and award, you earned and deserve.  As always, come to the Counseling Office if you have questions or concerns.

Community Service Requirements

Pearl River High School has a program requirement that students must achieve forty (40) hours of community service.  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 2, 2023 has been extended to May 3, 2023; the deadline for seniors is May 9, 2023. 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 2022-2023 and 2023-2024. That said, the high school’s graduation service requirement is 20 hours for the class of 2023 and 30 hours for the class of 2024. 

Community Service Announcement

Pearl River High School uses 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.  Paper forms should no longer be submitted to the Counseling Office but can be used as verification for hours served.  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.

Please click for x2Vol FAQs.

How to Register

How to Log Hours

x2Vol Help Center

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

Community Service Opportunities

Evans Park PTA is looking for volunteers for their annual Barbeque on Thursday, September 28 from 4:00pm - 8:30pm. (Rain date is Friday, September 29th.) Volunteers will help with set up, clean up and during the BBQ. Please text or email Ms. Jessica Power at or 917-449-3726.

Franklin Avenue Family is looking for high school student volunteers to help with our annual Family Picnic Friday, September 29th. (Rain Date - Thursday, October 5th) The event will take place at Franklin Avenue Elementary School located at 48 Franklin Avenue. We will need help with set up, assistance during the picnic and clean up afterwards. Volunteer hours are available from 4PM to 8PM on 9/29/23. Please text Erin at (917) 224-5828 if interested.
PRMS PTA is looking for high school student volunteers for their Color Run on Saturday, Sept. 30th. Please visit the sign-up link if interested.
The Pearl River Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers for Pearl River Day on Saturday, October 14, 2023 beginning at 8:00AM thru 7:00PM.  We ask that the students sign up as soon as possible with their name and a phone number using this link: 
Gilda’s Club Westchester offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities for people to contribute their time and skills.  Volunteers can help raise awareness, assist in fundraising, and work with members in the community to help make a difference in the lives of individuals and families impacted by cancer. 
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:
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.
Pirates for Paws is undertaking an enormous research project to create a database of cat sanctuaries on the Eastern Seaboard for rescue groups and shelters to access info.  The club is currently finalizing a form on which the info will be compiled.  Students may work with friends in a group by selecting a state and then Googling the info.  The officers are creating an email that may have to be sent by the operators for more information.  This is a project that can be done during study halls or any free time, even from home.  The database will eventually be shared with organizations in the surrounding areas (vet offices, shelters, humane societies, and other rescue groups).  Even if students are not a part of the club, they can help.  Please see flyer for classroom code.