• Community Service

  • Forge meaningful connections, help enrich your community, develop your soft skills, and have fun through volunteering in events throughout your time at Discovery High School! Participate individually or with friends through school or community-based groups and organizations. Discovery High School recognizes students who accumulate 100 or more service hours by awarding the DHS Service Medal and/or Diploma Seal.

     

    What are the benefits of volunteering?

    In addition to the feeling of fulfillment and the fun of working with your fellow community members, volunteering can help develop leadership and time management skills. To potential employers and college admissions, it displays interest, dedication, and citizenship.

     

  • Participation Criteria

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    1. Consult with your parent or guardian.

    2. You MUST obtain the Titans Community Service Agreement and Log.

    3. Read and sign the agreement portion and maintain the log of earned community service hours.

    4. Any senior attempting to earn the community service medal and/or diploma seal must submit their Titans Community Service Agreement and Log to Dr. Hardman or Mr. Seth Loree in the Counseling Office with 100 or more service hours no later than 3PM on Friday, April 1st.

    Eligible community service hours can include voluntary work intended to help others, such as non-paid internships and virtual service activities. Court-mandated community service and activities meant to raise funds are not eligible.

    Before volunteering at an event, please read and sign the Titans Community Service Agreement. You may pick up a printed copy from your counselor.

  • Awards and Recognitions

    Discovery High School provides two types of community service recognitions:

    1. The Discovery High School Community Service Diploma Seal

    2. The Discovery High School Community Service Medal

    1. The diploma seal is awarded to any Discovery High School senior who:

    2. The medal is awarded to any Discovery High School senior who:

    • Has a 3.0 GPA or higher (will be verified)

    • Accumulates 100 community service hours (listed only on a valid Titans Community Service Log)

    • Participated in any of Discovery's clubs or athletic programs during their enrollment at Discovery High School

  • Opportunities

    Participate in volunteer opportunities to help your community while having fun. Before showing up to volunteer, remember to complete the appropriate waivers and agreements, if applicable.

    Located on Discovery High School's campus, the JA Discovery Center helps students learn about personal finances and sales. Contact Mrs. Ashley Stewart about earning a Junior Achievement Volunteer Certification (volunteering at least 1 day per week is required.)

    Volunteer Gwinnett provides a centralized hub for one-time event and long-term community service opportunities alongside internships with Gwinnett County government. Participating departments include Parks & Recreation, Health & Human Services, the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center, and more.

     The City of Lawrenceville hosts events throughout the year such as drive-in movies, festivals, and races. Many events include live entertainment and games for everyone to enjoy. Visit their event calendar or email them for information regarding potential volunteer opportunities.

    Help set up, build homes, and clean up the community.Click here for the opportunities available.

    Click here to find out how you can volunteer to help make Gwinnett environmentally sustainable. 

    Volunteer here to help with activities and work with kids at a Gwinnett County Public Library.

  • Find more Opportunities

    For help finding or registering for community service events, projects, and internships, contact Mr. Seth Loree, our college and career specialist in the Counseling Office (room 106). You may also contact members of the Discovery High School Advisory Board for potential volunteer and internship opportunities.

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