Every student must complete a minimum of 40 hours of community involvement activities as one of the requirements for an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

  • Students may begin volunteer activities on the first of July after they leave grade 8.
  • This requirement is to be completed outside the student’s normal school instructional hours and in a variety of settings.
  • Students may not complete the hours through activities that are counted towards a credit, through paid work or by assuming duties normally performed by a paid employee.

For more information on the community involvement requirement, eligible community involvement activities please refer to the Community Involvement Manual.

Students must submit documentation attesting to the completion of each community involvement activity, in the form of the Community Involvement Tracking Record  or electronically in My Way.


Opportunities For Students to Earn Volunteer Hours In the Time of COVID-19

Please visit WRDSB’s website for a list of suggested opportunities for students to gain community involvement hours at a distance.  Link provided below: