Volunteer Hours Information
HSA Virtual Orientation Videos may be viewed via the following link.
(There are 4 videos that cover several items of importance, so please view all 4!)
Per Pitt County Schools Officials, Required HSA Student Volunteering has been cancelled for the 2020-2021 School Year!
Although our requirement has been cancelled, we know there are many students that would like to continue doing volunteer hours, especially since many are trying to achieve medals status.
There are many face-to-face and virtual opportunities available in our communities with non-profits/charities or faith-based organizations/churches (which are the volunteer agencies our HSA guidelines approve for our students' volunteer work).
Whether or not a student does face-to-face volunteering is a family decision, to be made and approved by each student's parent(s) or guardian(s). If face-to-face volunteering is not something that a student's family is comfortable with, HSA completely understands and supports each family's decision.
We strongly encourage our students to be mindful to wear a mask at all times, practice social distancing, and wash their hands frequently if they decide to do face-to-face volunteering!
There are many virtual opportunities available, and we encourage our HSA student's to reach out to non-profits/charities or faith-based organizations/churches if they are interested in doing virtual volunteering. The HSA Office will post some virtual opportunities, but it is the responsibility of our students to source opportunities as well.
In order to prepare our students to be the best young adults possible, the HSA requires all students to complete 25 hours of volunteer work per year while in high school. This requirement is crucial to help our students become individuals with a strong commitment to service and helping our community. Below are some of the guidelines for these hours:
All HSA students must complete 25 hours of volunteer work at an approved agency/location during each academic year for a total of 100 hours by April 1st of the student’s senior year. Note: Any non-profit, charity, or faith-based organization/church is approved through our HSA guidelines. If you question whether or not an agency meets our guidelines, we recommend that you communicate with the HSA office PRIOR to doing hours!
Of the 100 hours total that a student completes, at least 25 of these need to be performed in a clinical setting (i.e. doctor’s office, dental office, vet office, nursing facility). Please do not worry if you cannot get these 25 medical hours during your freshman year. As long as you have medical hours by the April 1st deadline of your senior year, you will meet the requirement.
Only students who are a part of the VolunTEEN program may submit volunteer hours completed at Vidant Medical Center.All hours are due to the HSA office NO LATER than 5:00 pm on April 1st of each school year. If April 1st falls on a weekend, hours will be due the following Monday by 5:00 pm. If April 1st falls during Spring Break, the deadline remains unchanged.
Choose the Volunteer Hour Guidelines link below for more detailed information regarding our guidelines and requirements:NOTE: Please wear your HSA volunteer t-shirt when you volunteer for any of these events, and be sure to take your log sheet with you for your volunteer supervisor to sign off on your hours. Students receive volunteer shirts upon acceptance into the Academy. Additional shirts (sizes small - xxl) are available for purchase from the HSA office for $7 each.Need a new Volunteer Hour Log?Not sure how many hours you've submitted so far? Click below on the purple link to find out! Volunteer Hours are posted by students' UID or Student ID number. If you do not know your student ID or UID, ask your data manager at your school (HINT: It's the number you use to log into PowerSchool). Our goal is to have this updated monthly. We will share on Facebook when this has happened, so make sure you "Like" our page!Do you have an upcoming event that you would like us to advertise with our students? Click on the image below and complete the Google Form with your event's information. Volunteer opportunities are posted roughly 2 weeks prior to the event and removed the following day. Contact Mrs. Tammy Hardin, Program Assistant, with any updates to your posting at firstname.lastname@example.org after submission.