Community Service Varsity Letter / President's Volunteer Service Award

The Varsity Letter in Community Service
Stillwater Area Schools has partnered with Community Thread to recognize and reward students for their volunteer efforts in the community by offering a Varsity Letter in Community Service. The program started last school year as a way to recognize students for their efforts to make a difference locally and around the world. In the 2014-15 school year, 53 students earned their varsity letter collectively contributing more than 6,500 hours to their community.

To earn the letter, students must complete at least 100 hours of community service, with half of that time spent working with a specific cause. In the past, students volunteered with local churches, senior centers, hunger-related organizations, and took part in mission’s trips around the world. In addition to completing the hours, students must obtain two letters of recommendation and complete a reflection project about their service.

View the Varsity Letter in Community Service requirements.

The President's Volunteer Service Award is separate from the Varsity Letter in Community Service. Students are eligible to receive both their varsity letter in community service and their President’s Volunteer Service Award. All students in grades 7-12 are eligible to apply and can earn the award each year. The award recognizes individuals in the United States who have achieved the required number of hours of service over a 12-month period or cumulative hours over the course of a lifetime. Hour requirements are based on age.

View the President's Volunteer Service Award requirements. 

Students:  Complete the following steps if you intend to earn either award
 

1.  Click the following button and provide all requested information:

 Sign me up for a Service Award 
 

2.  Begin logging your hours using the following button:

Track My Hours of Service

    • Re-visit this page and log your hours each time you volunteer.
    • Review the Frequently Asked Questions to find out what counts as volunteer hours towards each award.
    • Volunteer hours must be completed between August 1 and July 31 of the current year.

3.  When you have completed award requirements, provide the information requested using the following button: 

Apply for your Varsity Letter in Community Service

 

For additional information, please review the FAQ section below, or contact Community Service Lettering Advisor Sara Pennebecker at pennebeckers@stillwaterschools.org or Assistant Principal Aaron Drevlow drevlowa@stillwaterschools.org.

 

Award Requirements

Understand the requirements for earning the Varsity Letter in Community Service.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to common questions about the Varsity Letter in Community Service Award.

How to Find Volunteer Opportunities

There are many ways to connect with meaningful volunteer opportunities in your local community. Search here to find ways to connect with volunteer opportunities at local nonprofit organizations that welcome individuals or groups of youth volunteers.