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; 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 through Naviance Student.  Paper forms should no longer be submitted to the Counseling 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.

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

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.