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Community Involvement 40 Hours

Did you know you must complete 40 hours of volunteer work to graduate?

Students entering grade 9 must complete 40 hours of volunteer work as one of the ministry requirements for their high school diploma. The aim is to encourage students to become actively involved in making positive contributions to their community. Students can now begin accumulating their 40 hours during the summer before they enter grade 9.

Students are encouraged to complete the 40 hours of community involvement as early as possible in high school--ideally by the end of grade 10. Ministry guidelines have established eligible and ineligible activities for the community involvement requirement. Students and parents must follow these guidelines.

Community Service

Contact Volunteering Peel, a student-run organization that works with community groups and event organizers to provide volunteers where needed.

Contact Volunteer MBC, a volunteer centre that promotes volunteering within Peel region and offers a volunteer referral service for all ages. For more information, phone 905-238-2622 or visit

For additional ideas on where you could earn your 40 hours, check out our volunteer job board.

What students need to know (brochure)

What parents need to know (brochure)

What community agencies need to know

Your Time Counts activity record (brochure)

For more information on the Your Time Counts program, please contact your guidance counsellor.

Due to Covid restrictions, until otherwise directed, please scan and email your signed community services sheet to your alpha guidance counsellor.  Be sure to total your hours, have a parent/guardian signature as well as your own signature. 

Alpha Counsellors

K. Burns (A-Ha)
B. Telizyn (He-Pas)
M. Mutassem (Pat - Z)


For students graduating in the 2020-21 school year, the community involvement grad requirement will be reduced to a minimum of 20 hours of community involvement activities. This recognizes that graduating students have had barriers to earning their community involvement hours last school year and there may be continued barriers this school year.​
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