Community Service

In order to qualify for the Bright Futures scholarship, you must have either 30 (Gold Seal), 75 (Florida Medallion), or 100 (Florida Academic Scholars) hours of community service.  Use the following documents and links to complete these hours.  Also, even if you don't end up qualifying for Bright Futures Scholarship, these hours still may qualify you for other private scholarships and they also look great on your college applications!

Community Service Log

Duval County Schools Community Service Guidelines

Suggested Categories for Community Service

Hands on Jax - provides ideas for the Jacksonville area on community service projects - call 904-332-6767

Need ideas on where you might volunteer?  Check out some opportunities below in the Jacksonville area.  

First Coast Taekwondo - they are looking for high schoolers who can volunteer 2-5 days per week
See the attachment for the application.  Send completed app to
The Giving Closet Project - a local project helping Jacksonville students in need
Volunteer Match Jacksonville - this website might give you some ideas of organizations that are looking for volunteers
Jacksonville Humane Society
Habitat for Humanity
American Cancer Society
City Rescue Mission - must be 18 or older
Sulzbacher Center
Jacksonville Public Library
United Way
Big Brothers, Big Sisters
The Red Cross
Best Buddies
Jacksonville Zoo Teens - 13-17 years old (must have completed 8th grade)
St. John's River Celebration Annual Cleanup - Sat. March 25th (4 hours of service for this)
Celestial Farms - Jacksonville
Community Hospice & Palliative Care Volunteer - Must be 15-18 years old.  They have immediate need for Thrift Shop Volunteers - e-mail or call 904-998-1718.
Chaffee Trail Elementary Fall Festival
Pumpkin Patch Volunteers Needed
Girl Scouts of Gateway - seeking volunteers to work at least 2 hours a week.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this Blog. I was just trying to brainstorm w/my son where to look!