Horseheads High School

Horseheads High School

National Honor Society

Character - Service - Leadership - Scholarship

Community Service

Service Log

Service Dates: July 1 - April 30 --- DUE May 1

Service Requirements

You can download a copy of the service requirements using the link below.

Service Requirements

Service activities are those that are done for or on behalf of others (not including family members) for which no compensation (monetary or other) has been given.

  • 8 hours of community service per school year are required.
  • Hours must be earned with in the following dates: July 1 – April 30.
  • Service forms must be completed in full and submitted by May 1.
  • Activities must be supervised by a (non-family member) ADULT – not another student.
  • Certain activities are not allowed.  Please check the list below or ask Mrs. Thompson if you are not sure.
  • Failure to complete and submit service hours by the due date will result in removal from the NHS.

Possible Organizations for Fulfilling Community Service Hours

  • An area hospital
  • The Food Bank of the Southern Tier
  • A local Soup Kitchen
  • American Cancer Society
  • March of Dimes
  • Children’s Miracle Network
  • Diabetes
  • ARC
  • The Salvation Army (Bell Ringing)
  • Arctic League
  • Local Animal Shelter (SPCA, Horseheads Animal Shelter etc.)
  • Good Samaritan Food Bank
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Red Cross
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • A local town community center
  • An area senior living facility
  • HH Make A Difference Day
  • A local library
  • The Transformation Center (Elmira, NY)
  •  Wreaths Across America

If you know of an organization not listed above that offers volunteer opportunities, please let us know.

Activities Not Allowed


  • An activity that is paid.
  • A non-paid activity that is a requirement for another club/organization.
  • Playing in the band for the parade (as this is a requirement of band).
  • Playing in the pit (as this makes you a member of GRP)
  • Painting sets or ushering IF YOU ARE A MEMBER OF GRP. (If you are not a GRP member, then it is allowable)
  • Selling concessions for football or basketball games when it is a requirement for your sports team. (If you are NOT doing it as a requirement for your sports team then it is allowable).
  • If you are not sure if an activity can be counted, please ASK Mrs. Thompson in advance of the activity.


Mrs. Darby Thompson