Community Service Guidelines for the 2022-2023 School Year

  • Community Service Hours Requirement

    All students will continue to use the service website X2VOL for the Community Service Program during the 2022-2023 school year. This system allows students to submit and track their own service hours. After the first 10 days of school, all students will have a lesson in advisory for how to claim their account and hours in X2vol. Current 9th graders and new students will not be able to claim their X2Vol account until that time. 

    Updated Service Requirements by Class

    Seniors: Class of 2023

    • 2022-2023 - 25 hours required for graduation 

    • 2021-2022 - no service required

    • 2020-2021 - no service required

    • 2019-2020 - no service required

    • 50 hours required to achieve a silver cord

    • *Students earn a silver cord if they achieve 25 hours above their service requirement. For rising seniors in the class of 2023, 50 hours of service are required to earn a silver cord.

    Juniors: Class of 2024

    • 2022-2023 - 25 hours required toward graduation requirement

    • 2021-2022 - no service required

    • 2020-2021 - no service required

    Sophomores: Class of 2025

    • 2022-2023 - 25 hours required toward graduation requirement

    • 2021-2022 - no service required

    Freshman: Class of 2026

    • 2022-2023 - 25 hours required  toward graduation requirement

    Additional Guidelines for the Submission of Hours 

    Community service hours should be entered into the new community service program, x2VOL. Students will log in using their student email address. For more information about how to log in and enter hours, please consult the x2VOL Student Guide.

    Service hours must have been performed for a NON-PROFIT, 501c3 organization. Non-profit agencies include organizations such as the SPCA, Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity, any public school, church activities, public libraries and many more. When in doubt about whether an agency is a non-profit, please ask someone at the agency.

    Verification Process – When entering hours in X2Vol, Broughton students will be required to submit one of the following items for verification: 1. A verification letter from the agency that verifies the student’s name, the dates, and the number of hours served. The letter must be on agency letterhead. Students will be able to upload a picture or digital file of the written verification. 2. An email address for non-profit agency contact. The email address must contain the name of the agency to be accepted. Service submitted with a personal email address will be denied. Submissions in X2Vol that do not meet these requirements will be returned to the student for correction before hours can be credited. Students will receive a message when hours are accepted, denied, or returned to them for correction.

    Only hours completed after May 6th, 2022, may be submitted for credit during the 2022-2023 school year. There is no requirement for students to submit service hours for the 19-20, 20-21, or 21-22 school year. 

    Service hours for BHS donations (canned food, BHS pantry, coat drive, etc.) will be available to students for a MAXIMUM of 5 hours per year (1 hour for every $5 spent) with a submitted receipt.

    The maximum number of hours per day/per event will not exceed 10 hours. Travel time is not included in volunteer hours. 

    Students may not earn service hours for class sponsored activities such as Prom, Float Building, or Queen of Hearts.

    Silver Honor Cord for Graduation Students who perform at least 25 additional hours of community service over their requirement for their years at Broughton may earn a silver cord to wear at graduation. The silver cord designates the recipient as a Community Service Honors Graduate.

    Student Privileges such as receiving off-campus lunch passes and parking passes, student government participation, Honor Society participation, Service Club participation and participation on the Homecoming and Queen of Hearts Courts are contingent upon successful completion of hours for each year.

    The deadline for underclassmen service hours will be Friday, May 5th at 3:00pm. The deadline for seniors to submit hours is Friday, March 31st at 3:00pm. 

    Parent approval for volunteering is only required when students are doing service off-campus. 

    Please noteGroup Forms for community service will no longer be available. If a BHS staff member has students volunteer in a group, each student should submit the hours in X2VOL and include the teacher’s email address for verification of the hours. 

    If you have questions about the BHS Community Service Program, please contact us at broughtonhsservice@wcpss.net.