COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • OUR MISSION

    OHE students will grow personally through service to others in their communities.

    PRESIDENTIAL VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARDS (PVSA)

    Blue Valley Schools has revised the volunteer service guidelines and reporting mechanism to align with the Presidential Volunteer Service Awards (PVSA) program. Blue Valley's guidelines for volunteer service will match guidelines promoted by the PVSA.

    • Awards will be issued for volunteer service only.

    • Students cannot receive payment of any kind for their volunteer service.

    • Awards will be issued for volunteer service hours served within a 12-month period and over the course of a lifetime. Blue Valley's volunteer service period runs April 1-March 31.
      • Bronze: 26-49 hours

      • Silver: 50-74 hours

      • Gold: 75+ hours

      • Lifetime: 4,000+ hours


    Students will log their hours online through the PVSA's website. Schools will serve as the certifying organization, which means the Volunteer Service Coordinator at each school will go online to validate and approve each student's volunteer service entries.


    Important

    • Visit the website to set up a service account. Each student will need an account.
    • Enter OHE's ROS-code. (CO-RDR-5341X)
    • Log your child's community service hours. Click on the documents on this page that explain how to set up an account and log hours on the Presidential Service Website.


    SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

    Neighborhood opportunities

    • Organize a fundraising tournament

    • Organize a canned food drive

    • Make cards for patients at Children's Hospital, Senior Citizen Centers, or Meals on Wheels programs

    • Pick up trash in a public area - Oak Hill, parks, creeks, etc.


    Area organizations

    • KindCraft - sign up for various area community service projects

    • Operation Breakthrough - provides program and daycare for infants through age 18, average income for families is $9,400 -contact for availability

    • Ronald McDonald House - provides home away from home while children are receiving medical care in the Kansas City area-prepare meals, bake cookies, garden

    • Wayside Waifs - animal shelter - clean kennels, pick up and distribute blankets and toys, feed and water animals, take animals out for potty breaks

    • Salvation Army - help with holiday dinners

    • Harvesters - sort food, assist with special event​​