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Community Service

Please refer to the Paly Community Service Guidelines, which contains specific information on what volunteer hours count and what hours do not count towards Paly Community Service.

Welcome! We want to clarify the process and tools used for tracking Community Service at Paly and verifying hours for the Presidents Volunteer Service Award (PVSA). HelperHelper is the only online application used to track community service hours. Using this tool as well as performing community service at Paly is completely voluntary - there is not a Community Service graduation requirement although individual classes may require some form of community service. By using HelperHelper and submitting valid community service hours for a Presidents Volunteer Service Award, a student confirms they have read the Paly Community Service page on paly.net, understand the Paly Community Service process and guidelines, and agree to follow them. HelperHelper entries that do not adhere to the process nor meet the guidelines will be deleted from HelperHelper with a brief note to the student explaining why. Students may re-enter the deleted community service activity into HelperHelper with the corrected information that aligns with the process, procedures, and guidelines. All community service hours must be entered on HelperHelper (HH). If you need help with accessing your HH account, please contact Karla Larson.

Community Service Reporting, President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) submission

Looking for community service opportunities? Check out the Service Fair slideshow from the Paly/Gunn Service Fair 2020.

Fall 2021 PVSA and instructions and deadlines for submitting community service:

Be sure all hours are entered on HelperHelper.

Fill out the Google Form per your class. Forms will be open September 1, 2021 and will close by midnight on the due date.

Community service hours are reported on transcripts the fall of senior year.

SENIORS ONLY (Class of 2022): The deadline for submitting your request for transcript hours and/or a Fall 2021 PVSA is Tuesday, September 15, 2021.

Senior Google Form

Juniors (Class of 2023) and Sophomores (Class of 2024):The deadline for submitting a request for Fall 2021 PVSA: September 29, 2021.

Junior Google Form

Sophomore Google Form

Freshmen (Class of 2025): The deadline for submitting a request for Fall 2021 PVSA: September 29, 2021.

Freshman Google Form

The HelperHelper accounts for freshmen have been activated. A message was sent to school (@pausd.us) email accounts directly from HelperHelper. This email includes instructions on how to access and get started with HelperHelper. Once the HelperHelper account is registered, freshmen can enter their volunteer hours that were performed starting June 4, 2021.

Fall PVSA submission period will be in September 2021.

All community service hours must be entered on HelperHelper (HH). If you need help with accessing your HH account, please contact Karla Larson.

Looking for community service opportunities? Check out the Service Fair slideshow from the Paly/Gunn Service Fair 2020.

Paly Service Fair Fall 2021: TBD
Paly Service Day 2022: TBD