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Current Opportunities
Cornerstone of Hope
Cornerstone of Hope is looking for students volunteers.  If interested, contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Debbie Galland, at 216-524-4673.
Cuyahoga Public Library
The Cuyahoga Public Library is looking for volunteers for their 1-2-3 Read program and their Homework Centers. If you are interested, please go to: http://cuyahogalibrary.org/Donate/Volunteer-Opportunities.aspx
Hospice of the Western Reserve
Hospice of the Western Reserve is looking for student volunteers. If you are interested contact Dionne Sims at 216-383-5745 or dsims@hospicewr.org  For additional information click here.
Do you have an interest in becoming a teacher? Helping others? or being a role model? If so, join I.C.A.L.I. (pronounced I-cal-E) Peers. Ms. Wolchko is looking for caring and responsible IHS students who would like to dedicate time during the school day to engage in fun activities, art projects, and attend field trips with her students! This is also a meaningful opportunity to earn service hours while doing something very rewarding. If you have any interest in learning more about joining I.C.A.L.I. Peers, please stop down in Room 102 and see Ms. Wolchko.
Kid's Book Bank
Kid's Book Bank is bringing hundreds of thousands of free children's books to Cleveland. They are looking for volunteers to sort and box books. Sign up at kidsbookbank.org or contact Judy Payne jpayne@kidsbookbank.org
The Upside Downs
The Upside of Downs is currently looking for volunteers to help in the children's classroom.  The sessions are Saturday mornings and Thursday evenings, in Independence.  If interested, please contact Gina Mitchner at gina@usod.org.
Young Life Capernaum Club
Are you interested in helping younger students and earning service hours? If so, you can volunteer to be a buddy with the Young Life Capernaum Club. The club meets one a month. Contact Christine Boyle at dccboyle@yahoo.com or 216-544-0570.
Community Service Requirements
1. All high school students are required to complete a minimum of forty (40) hours of service learning toward graduation. Follow the guidelines below to earn service hours:
a. Hours cannot be performed for family, relatives, or profit-making organizations.
b. Hours will be given only for service for which a student is not paid. Hours cannot be given for doing a job that is normally a paid position and choosing not to be paid.
c. If the activity or agency is posted on the bulletin board, website, or in the community service booklet and meets all of these guidelines the activity is automatically approved by the community service coordinator.
d. Students must provide their own transportation to and from their community service site(s).
e. Service hours can only be earned after school, on weekends, during summer vacation, and any other scheduled days off of school.
2. Ninth grade students may begin accumulating their community service hours the day after school ends.
3. Students must complete all 40 hours to participate in Senior Project and to attend Prom their senior year.
4. Community Service hours are due MAY 1ST of each student’s senior year.
5. Students are expected to uphold the integrity and good name of I.H.S. by conducting themselves with courtesy and concern for all persons involved, by wearing clothing that is appropriate to the activity and by following the student regulations as outlined in the Student Handbook.
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Independence High School  |  6001 Archwood Road  |  Independence, OH 44131
P: (216) 642-5860  |  F: (216) 642-5886 | Hours: Mon-Fri 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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