Community Service

Beginning with the graduating class of 2014, high school students in the Gilroy Unified School District must complete a minimum of 80 hours of community service. In order to graduate, all GUSD students will fulfill a minimum of 80 hours of Community Service, no later than May 1 of their senior year. Students must earn ten hours in at least two of the following categories:

  • Senior Citizens
  • Young Children 
  • Disabled Citizens
  • School Related 
  • The Environment
  • The Homeless 
  • Literacy
  • Animal Care 
  • Promoting Health and Physical Fitness 
  • Promoting the Arts and Culture 

To document community service hours, students should:

  • Take the GUSD time sheet with them to the community service activity.
  • Fill out the form completely
  • Make sure the supervisor at the Community Service activity signs off on the hours
  • Sign the timesheet
  • Have the parent sign the timesheet
  • Make a copy of the time sheet for his or her records
  • Return the form directly to the Community Service Coordinator.

Students will receive a GUSD Community Service pamphlet, a complete list of requirements, and a time sheet for recording service hours when entering high school in GUSD. Community Service is a service that is performed for the benefit of the public or its institutions.  Community Service is defined as volunteer service for an approved nonprofit agency

Community Service Coordinators

Gretchen Yoder-Schrock

GECA Griffin

Rebecca Plaza

Gilroy High School

Lauren Mantani

Mt. Madonna High School

Carmina Salgado