x2VOL Blog: Tracking Service Hours at your School

How reflections play a role in student development and service learning

Posted by x2VOL on Jul 20, 2021 11:25:01 AM

Student development outside of academic achievement has become a priority for schools across the country. Educators focus on student outcomes that revolve around social-emotional growth and skills development in addition to academics.

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Topics: service tracking, community service, service reflections, service learning, student service, student outcomes, student development

10 Virtual and Socially Distant Service Projects Your Students Can Do This Semester

Posted by x2VOL on Feb 26, 2021 9:39:14 AM

This past year students have had to get creative when volunteering and serving in their communities due to COVID-19. Service leaders have modified service programs. 

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Topics: volunteering, community service, service, service ideas, virtual service, virtual service projects, online service

Online and Socially Distant Service Opportunities for Students

Posted by x2VOL on Sep 17, 2020 2:37:43 PM

Service has never been more important! Schools continue to modify and adapt their service program to account for the changes COVID-19 has brought to the education system. But one thing that hasn't changed, is students' drive to serve others and impact the world around them. 

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Topics: volunteering, community service, community service ideas, online service opportunities, virtual service opportunities, covid-19, virtual service

Service During COVID-19: An E-Guide for Service Leaders

Posted by x2VOL on Aug 19, 2020 11:20:31 AM

COVID-19 has brought a host of changes to schools across the country and throughout the world. The uncertainty surrounding the pandemic and the transition to distance or modified learning has created challenges. 

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Topics: community service, service ideas, e-guide, virtual service opportunities, covid-19, virtual service

How Newark Academy Students Serve & Reflect During COVID-19

Posted by x2VOL on Jul 22, 2020 2:11:58 PM



School campus closures and transitioning to distance learning haven't stopped the students of Newark Academy from serving their community in powerful ways this past semester.

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Topics: volunteering, service tracking, community service, virtual service opportunities, virtual service, coronavirus service, q and a

How Students are Serving from Home During COVID-19

Posted by x2VOL on Apr 15, 2020 10:39:29 AM

During COVID-19, volunteerism and serving others around you has never been so important. Even though, students across the country are spending their time indoors and practicing social distancing, they are getting creative with ways to continue to serve others who are in need during this pandemic. 

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Topics: community service, community service ideas, service ideas, online service opportunities, virtual service opportunities

Maximizing Your Time: 3 Professional Development Courses

Posted by x2VOL on Apr 6, 2020 11:20:24 AM

We know teachers, school counselors, and all staff and admin, are learning to work and manage their jobs from home during this time. 

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Topics: community service, professional development, free professional development courses

Virtual Service Opportunities Students Can Do From Home

Posted by x2VOL on Mar 17, 2020 10:32:36 AM

There are a lot of service opportunities to take advantage of in your community and beyond. But for today's technology and online driven students, taking service online can be a great option.

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Topics: volunteering ideas, volunteering, community service, service, volunteer, volunteer ideas, community service ideas, online service opportunities, virtual service opportunities

2020 E-Guide to High School Service Hour Tracking

Posted by x2VOL on Feb 24, 2020 1:15:00 PM

Whether your school, district, or club has a service requirement, or encourages students to serve, the process to track, manage, report on, and engage students in service can be complicated and time consuming. 

Community service is an important element in education. Reports have shown that participating in community service during high school positively impacts a student and even increases a student's likelihood of being accepted into college. While service is great, there are complications that come along with students completing regular service. From tracking hours to approving hours and ensuring students are completing their service before graduation, it takes a lot of time and effort from the administrators and service leaders to ensure success.

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Topics: community service, eguide, service hour tracking, how to engage students in service, e-guide, 2020 e-guide to high school service tracking, community service tracking form, how to track service

The Ultimate List of Holiday Service Ideas

Posted by x2VOL on Dec 18, 2019 8:30:00 AM

One wonderful part of the holiday season is the desire to do good for others. Whether individuals are donating to organizations they are passionate about or are going out into the community to serve others, the giving heart is alive and well during this season. There are a lot of opportunities for students during this time not only to give back to others, but also make progress on their service requirement for school.

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Topics: community service, community service ideas, service ideas, holiday service ideas

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