PLEASE NOTE: There is a procedure which must be followed PRIOR doing community service.  The procedure is in place to assure that you will get credit for the hours you do.  ALL HOURS MUST BE TURNED IN AT THE END OF EACH SEMESTER, for the hours served during that semester.  Don”t wait until the end of the year to get your hours in.

Community Service Brochure
(See Mrs. Peterson in the CCRC for brochure) This brochure will tell you about what the state requires for hours to be Bright Futures eligible.  

BF Eligibility Award Chart**

Community Service Opportunities

James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital

The James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital is looking for volunteers at their clinics in the Summer Youth Program. Students must be 14-18 and have written parental consent to participate.  You must be willing to complete 80-100 hours over the course of the 8 week program. Applications are in the CRC, located in the media center.

HPH Hospice Thrift Store Volunteer

Join the volunteer team at HPH Thrift stores. Help to accept donations, sort and price merchandise, display items on the sales floor, run the cash registers, assist the customers and help keep the stores neat and clean! No experience required; all training is provided.  For more information see Mrs. Peterson in the CRC.

Library Volunteer Opportunities

Any High School or Middle School student with a valid Pasco County Library card may be a Teen Volunteer or be part of the Teen Advisory Board.

You will help: 

  • Shelve books
  • Help keep the Youth Services Department in order
  • Prepare props and crafts for preschool programs
  • Help the librarian during children’s programs
  • Work on projects assigned by the librarians
  • Dress up as characters for children’s programs

Pasco County Animal Services

Pasco County Animal Services accepts volunteer applications from students age 15+ years old all year long. The volunteer application is available at Students that are under the age of 18 need their parent/guardian to complete the application and grant permission for their student to volunteer at the shelter. Please contact Rosemary Lyons at or 727-834-3216 if you have any questions.