Community Service Program
WHAT is the EHS Community Service Program?
A way for students to verify, track, combine, and be recognized for all of their community service hours, across all EHS clubs and activities as well as individual service in the school and community.
*Click HERE to submit your service hours.
WHY should you participate in the Community Service Program?
Community Service is one great way to be Wolf Strong Pack Strong as a member of a club, group, team, or as an individual student.
- To better connect with our school and community
- Community Service Honor Cord and recognition- 200 hours
- Service Hour Awards for all students with 50+ hours- click here for the list of recipients
- Earn High School Community Service credit
- Verified hours help with college essays and letters of recommendation
- PTSA awards for all grade levels, and $1,000 Senior Scholarships
- Earn Wolf of the Month and PTSA Service Spotlights Awards - Click here for the list of recipients.
- Learn more about yourself, have fun, and make a difference in the world!
What is the significance of the Community Service Honor Cord?
The Honor Cord demonstrates that the student made community service a priority during his or her high school career. Community service can help people learn more about what they like and what they don't like.
Students can get valuable experience. Colleges and employers are looking for people who live with passion and commitment. Community service can help a student develop leadership skills, and build a professional network. Community service shows potential employers that a person is committed to working hard as well as working for the common good. Universities and employers choose people who have a vision for their lives and who want to make a positive impact in the world. University application forms ask whether the student participated in community service and also for how many hours. Community service looks good on a resume and it can help a counselor or teacher write a letter of recommendation. The Honor Cord is a visible and tangible demonstration that Eastlake High School values community service.
WHO can participate?
ALL EHS students, grades 9-12. Hours are cumulative over 4 years of High School.
Eastlake High School has many groups, teams, and clubs that value community service including:
NEW EHS Community Service Hours Tracking and Summer Service Hours
We are pleased to announce a new tracking site for service hours- www.ehs-service.org, where starting this year, students will always be able to view service entries with a running total. Additionally, besides being able to enter service hours for Key Club, National Honor Society members will now be able to enter hours on this website! Next week, students who have submitted service hours any time during high school will be receiving an email through their lwsd.org school email account with your total number of hours as of June 2020. You will need to set up a login for the new site and enter your total hours from your email to get started.
Have fun serving this year!
Key Club (Kiwanas)
All Honor Society's
Random Acts of Kindness
High Schools Against Cancer
Days for Girls
Note that some clubs have their own service requirements, but all service hours count towards the EHS Community Service Program.
Click HERE for local community service organizations listed by area of interest to find something you will enjoy. Many of these organizations attend our Fall Community Service Fair.
HOW can the EHS Community Service Program be utilized for college, scholarship, and job applications, resumes, etc.?
- Access to a verified list of your service hours- contact Key Club if you need your number of hours
- Opportunity to win Eastlake-specific awards: Wolf of the Month, and PTSA Community Service Spotlight Award
- PTSA awards and $1,000 Senior Scholarships- you can apply for an award every year and have multiple awards!
- Ability to list Service Awards on your resume or college application. * Note that if you want to list this award on your college applications, you should plan to have hours turned in by early Fall of your senior year.
All students who complete at least 50 service hours will be included on the Fall and Spring Award Lists. These lists will be published on this website in Fall before college application deadlines, and Spring before graduation.
50-100 hour Community Service Award
101-150 hour Community Service Award
151-200 hour Community Service Award
200+ hour Community Service Award- graduation honor cord!
Click here for the list of Service Award recipients.
Contact PTSA Community Service Chair with general program questions, or to spread the word about service needed, or share a service story we could spotlight.
Community Day of Service
This year the annual community Day of Service will be on Saturday, May 15th. This is generally one of the service capstones of the year but this year, even if there isn’t the usual number of projects, there are still plenty to choose from! Click 2021 Day of Service: Eastside Friends of Seniors (Ages 5+) (signupgenius.com) to sign up, and scroll across the tabs at the top to see all of the choices that fit your time and interests. Sign up early for the best selection! This will be your last big opportunity to complete service hours before the end of the year, and for seniors before graduation if you are going for the graduation honor cord. The hours required for honor cord has been reduced to 150 due to covid 19. The deadline for hours to be included in the Spring Community Service Award list is May 20th..
Questions? Email PTSA Community Service Chair- Sudha Balaji( firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Service Opportunities
Check the Counseling & Career Center Powerschool webpage for upcoming service.
Click here for local community service organizations listed by area of interest to find something you will enjoy.
Ongoing Service Opportunities
Eastlake PTSA Student Baking Team: provide homemade baked goods for PTSA events
Eastlake PTSA Student-Staff Appreciation team: cooking /baking to recognize EHS staff
EHS Composting Program: Hours can be counted as in school or out of school community service, or as an event. During lunch so you don't have to worry about scheduling!
Athletes for Kids: Serves 1st through 9th graders who have special needs and disabilities of all kinds. We carefully match each child with a qualified high school athlete who commits to working with their "buddy" for 1-3 years.
CoderDoJo: Programming Club at Sammamish Library needs student volunteers who can code or want to strengthen coding skills.