Tracking High School Service Hours

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Spring Cleaning Your Way to Success

Posted by x2VOL on May 11, 2017 10:00:00 AM


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Topics: volunteering, service tracking

Simplifying the Service Side of National Honor Society (NHS)

Posted by Michele Pitman on Mar 30, 2017 10:25:18 AM

Community service is an important aspect of National Honor Society membership. In fact, it is part of the NHS motto: “Scholarship, leadership, character, and service.” To honor this motto, many high schools require their NHS members to take part in a certain number of service hours each year.

Service puts leadership and character into action. Service transcripts are the evidence of of this action.

Paper forms are lost and physical signatures can be falsified, but with x2VOL, the entire process is simplified, digital and auditable.

Jeff Schroeder, math curriculum director and National Honor Society sponsor for Westside High School in Houston, describes his old process for documenting students’ service hours as “a big mess of paper.”

“I would be getting slips of paper all the time, every day, where students had some sort of signature verifying their service hours for different activities,” he says. “I’d hand all those papers to one of the NHS leaders, and they’d put the information into a database.”

Not only has x2VOL improved the tracking of NHS service hours at Westside, it has made it easier for students to find opportunities to volunteer and to get their service hours approved. Furthermore, it has improved communication between Schroeder and NHS participants.

“I would say it has revolutionized how we run the program,” Schroeder says.

See what NHS and NJHS Sponsors are saying about x2VOL.

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Topics: service tracking, national honor society, njhs, nhs

Hot Spots to Volunteer this Summer

Posted by x2VOL on May 25, 2016 5:20:00 PM


Reach out and expand your horizon this summer. Volunteering enriches the soul.

Students are consumed by their busy schedules, and they find it difficult to fit in anything extra. As summer strolls around, students are ready for their long-awaited break. Lounging around the house sounds like a dream. But, after a week of lounging, the enchantment wears off. In fact, it might become boring. Before we continue, let us be clear: We know there is nothing wrong with lazy days by the pool, spending time with the friends and family, and catching up on leisurely reading…and our favorite tv shows. 

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Topics: volunteering ideas, volunteering

Top 3 Barriers To Managing Service Hours

Posted by Michele Pitman on Apr 12, 2016 11:22:08 AM
Almost every private high school requires service. Students are serving on campus and in their community more now than ever before. They enter college and the workforce expecting to serve in some capacity. 
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The President's Volunteer Service Award: How to receive recognition

Posted by x2VOL on Apr 6, 2016 5:05:25 PM

Do you have student volunteers who are active in the community 100 or more hours? We think so, and that is why we encourage them to seek recognition and apply for The Presidential Award! Below, we have outlined everything you need to know about the award to share with your student volunteers!

What is the President's Volunteer Service Award?

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National Volunteer Week April 10-16

Posted by x2VOL on Apr 5, 2016 10:12:37 AM


Striving to encourage volunteerism among your students for National Volunteer Week?

Student volunteers across America will get involved in the community by joining the National Volunteer Week movement. Here’s what you need to know:

What is National Volunteer Week?

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Serving Others Over Spring Break

Posted by x2VOL on Mar 8, 2016 2:02:55 PM


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What Parents Need to Know About x2VOL

Posted by x2VOL on Feb 25, 2016 1:38:54 PM


 So, your student has an x2VOL account. Do not be stressed; it’s a good thing.

At its simplest, x2VOL helps keep track of your student’s volunteer hours. When they need to apply for a job or college, they can refer back to their account where their hours have been diligently noted.

What does a student do on x2VOL exactly?

  • Search for local volunteer opportunities
  • Record service hours
  •  Receive approval/denial of service hours by school administrator
  •   Print service transcript

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Topics: volunteering, service tracking

National Honor Society Service Tracking

Posted by x2VOL on Jan 7, 2016 10:23:52 AM
One of the requirements of National Honor Society is recording a certain number of service hours. Tracking this by paper  is quite cumbersome - especially for the NHS sponsors who are tasked with reporting these hours on a regular basis. Why not convert to a digital process? With x2VOL, an NHS sponsor can set up goals for the club, post opportunitites for club members, and have easy access to service hour reports!

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7 Volunteering Ideas for Thanksgiving Break

Posted by x2VOL on Nov 12, 2015 10:20:26 AM
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Set Goals. Track Progress. Pull Reports.

With x2VOL, students can track service hours and school administrators can establish service goals and reporting.

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Tracking High School Service Hours