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How to record community service hours?

rebeccarrebeccar Posts: 1,638Registered User Senior Member
edited May 2009 in Common Application
I'm a sophomore in high school and I've been accumulating a lot of community service such as playing at nursing homes every month or so, volunteering at my synogogue, etc. I have a notebook where I keep track of all the dates and hours that I volunteer, but do I need some signed proof? I was going to just have an authorative figure sign next to the event in my notebook, but that doesn't seem very, er, professional. Do I need to write up a letter and have them sign it or something similar? Would a college ever ask for these tangible pieces of evidence?

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Replies to: How to record community service hours?

  • dchow08dchow08 Posts: 3,267Registered User Senior Member
    You do not need signed proof. On the application there will be a section where you list things like community service. It will ask for the most important extracurricular activities, so if you volunteered a total of 20 hours just in one summer for something, that probably won't be a big deal.
  • kollegkidkollegkid Posts: 1,007Registered User Senior Member
    At our school, volunteer hours need to be documented on slips of paper signed by a witness for CSF.

    They are turned in and accumulated. Prizes are awarded to seniors based on the documented totals.
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