x2VOL Blog: Tracking Service Hours at your School

Are Your Students' Service Hours Legit? The Value of Service Hour Verification

Posted by x2VOL on May 23, 2018 8:00:00 AM

When logging and recording service hours served by students, it's vital for admins to have confidence that the hours were completed as stated, not falsified and ultimately accurate. Not only does acceptance into clubs and groups depend on students completing a specific number of hours, but, many times, it's a graduation requirement, a class grade and can impact scholarships as well as college admissions. 

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Topics: volunteering, preventing students from falsifying service hours, service hour tracking, track student volunteer hours, service requirement, service hour verification, verification

The Unspoken Reality of Falsified Service Hours

Posted by x2VOL on Mar 19, 2018 9:49:09 AM

It's a topic that is always discussed - preventing falsification of service hours. Paper forms and physical signatures make falsification tempting to many students in public and private schools. We'd like to believe that it's a rare occurrence but many service leaders know who they need to double check. 

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Topics: volunteering, service tracking, community service, preventing students from falsifying service hours, service hour tracking

x2VOL School Profile - North Hunterdon High School

Posted by x2VOL on Mar 15, 2018 3:35:39 PM

Students nationwide are spending their time serving their communities and volunteering for organizations they are passionate about. 

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Topics: volunteering, community service, school profile

Guide to Volunteering Over Spring Break

Posted by x2VOL on Feb 28, 2018 9:39:35 AM

Spring break is the perfect time of year to lay by the beach, go on a trip, hang out with friends or volunteer at your local nonprofit organization or help someone in need. The days you have off during spring break are a great time to get plugged in to the community, make a difference in someone else's life and knock out some of your service hours for the year,

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Topics: volunteering ideas, volunteering, community service, spring break

Top Community Service Scholarships of 2018

Posted by x2VOL on Feb 13, 2018 9:48:49 AM

One of the most challenging parts of heading off to college or university is paying for tuition. However, there are a number of scholarships, awards and grants for students to help offset and cover those costs, many of which are service focused.

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Topics: volunteering, community service, official service transcript, scholarships

How to Write an A+ Reflection and Why it’s Important

Posted by x2VOL on Jan 25, 2018 1:02:32 PM

Students! Community service is an important part of your high school career. Through service you have the opportunity to build character, make an impact in your community and develop a resume of volunteer experience you can utilize in your college applications.

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Topics: volunteering, service tracking, official service transcript, service hours

Spring Cleaning Your Way to Success

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

 

Spring cleaning is not (and shouldn’t be) reserved for the household. Every now and then, things start to pile up at school, your extra-curricular activities, and perhaps your part-time job. Spring cleaning is about refocusing and recharging. It’s about getting rid of excess and bringing in new strategies to promote success.

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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

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

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