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Community Service

Requirements, Ideas, and Form

All CUSD high school students are required to complete a minimum of 20 hours of community service as stated in Board Policy 5122 as a graduation requirement. Students may begin completing community service hours during the summer after 8th grade promotion. Community service forms can be printed from the link below or picked up in the Registrar’s Office. When hours are completed, return the form to the Registrar’s Office with an attached business card or a letter from the service organization on their letterhead. Your hours will then be recorded.

Community service can be completed by working without pay for a non-profit organization that benefits your fellow man, the environment, or the animal kingdom. If you are paid for a service, it is not considered community service.  Fundraising for a team is also not considered community service.

Community Service Hours Verification Form

Local Non-Profit Agencies Contact Information


Community Service Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities That Matter to You

Register with Volunteer in Carlsbad, Volunteer Match or Volunteer San Diego to connect with what matters to you and discover a way to give back that is meaningful to you.  Click on the links below to uncover volunteer opportunities: 


Volunteer In Carlsbad


Volunteer Match


Volunteer San Diego


City of Carlsbad Monthly Trail Clean Up Events

City of Carlsbad is seeking volunteers to help with their monthly trail clean up events.


Please click here to see the list of Trail Clean up Events and locations. Events take place on Saturdays from 8:30 to 11:30 am.


The city will provide a work plan and safety training at the start of each trail work event along with tools, water and snacks.  Please wear closed-toe shoes, gloves, sunscreen and a hat. In the event of rain, trail work will be cancelled.


Trail work locations are subject to change. Visit or call Aeryn Donnelly-Terrey at 760-434-2978 to verify event details.

Kelly Elementary Homework Club

Kelly Elementary is looking for help with the 3rd-5th Grade Homework Club.  



Room 28 at Kelly School

Tuesdays 2:30-3:30PM

3rd-5th grade students needing assistance with homework


Contact info:

Lauren Biggie

(760) 331-5828

Magnolia Elementary Power Paws After School Tutoring

Magnolia Elementary is seeking student volunteers for their "Power Paws" after school tutoring program.


Power Paws is a partnership to empower young learners while giving older students an opportunity for personal growth. Magnolia's goal is to reinforce academic skills while fostering relationships between students. Your time is appreciated and valued. Magnolia Lion Cubs will be successful Lancers or Bobcats one day because you invested your time.


Please click on this link for more information and to sign up for time slots:

MCC Technology Career Institute

Mira Costa College Technology Career Institute is seeking student volunteers to help with general clerical assistance, filing assistance, event set up/tear down and other miscellaneous tasks.

Interested students can contact Carrie Welsh at 760-795-6820 or email to for more details and to sign up.

Aqua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation

The Aqua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation has several volunteer opportunities for students to get Community Service Volunteer Hours.  Click the link below to see information about the various volunteer opportunities and the volunteer application form.

Bataquitos Trail Cleanups

Bataquitos Trail Cleanups, First and Third Saturdays, 9 a.m.-12 noon  Help maintain trails and sensitive habitat at the Bataquitos Lagoon Preserve. Batiquitos Lagoon Nature Center is located at 7380 Gabbiano Lane, Carlsbad, 92009. The current opportunities are scheduled on February 20March 5March 19April 2April 16,May 7, and May 21, 2016.

For more information, please see the following link:

Pacific Rim Elementary School

Pacific Rim Elementary School is seeking student volunteers to assist in the Front Office and Library. Interested students should contact Mrs. Roslund, Administrative Assistant at Pacific Rim Elementary at 760-331-6295.

Be sure to bring your Community Service Hours Verification form with you when you volunteer so that Mrs. Roslund can sign it.