I have this friend. She is organized. She keeps records. She likes numbers. She makes the schedules for our homeschool co-op. She has a watch and a calendar. And she is awesome.
I am not her. In fact, we are almost complete opposites. And that is okay. But keeping records (actually, keeping anything) is a problem for me. Details are annoying. This truth about me plus the fact that I will have a student in high school next year, well, it makes for quite the dilemma.
One of the things I want to document for high school is Elijah’s volunteer work. However, to make record keeping a little bit easier for myself, I created a form for Elijah. He will track and log his own hours on this Homeschool High School Volunteer Log–making this one less thing I have to remember.
Why Should Your High School Student Volunteer?
Volunteering has gobs of benefits. It gives your student a chance to work on their skills, develop leadership and communication abilities, learn more about themselves and the world around them. Volunteering also teaches empathy and encourages participation in your local community.
Volunteering can also provide a student with experience when they apply for internships or even full-time jobs. Both of my students have added their volunteer experiences to their first job applications and resumes. In some cases, volunteering can lead to a job.
Places Your Homeschool High School Student Can Volunteer
Your student can volunteer just about anywhere! When deciding where to go and what to do, start with your student. What future careers is he interested in? What would he like to learn more about?
Some of the places my boys have volunteered include:
- Community Garden
- State Park
- Local Park
- Animal Shelters
Other places your high school student can volunteer include:
- Soup Kitchen
- Food Pantry
- The Humane Society
- Organizations That Support the Elderly (such as Meals on Wheels)
- Local Places of Worship
- American Red Cross
Download the Homeschool High School Volunteer Log
The high school homeschool volunteer form is super simple to use. Download it and save it to your computer.
Each time you need to add hours, open the form, edit it, save it, and close it.
Once the form is full, print the page, add it to a notebook, and start over with a new form. The highlighted blue fields will not show when you print.
If your student volunteers at more than one place, you will want a separate form for each.
More Help for Homeschooling High School
You can find more homeschool high school forms and helps on this Homeschool High School page.