Community Service

Greer Middle College (GMC) believes strongly in serving the community in which we live. We have seen the positive effects of this effort in our students, our school environment, and the community in general. We at GMC look forward to continued opportunities to serve.

The student volunteer form can be found below.  Students will turn in this completed form to their Blazer Block teacher in May.  Seniors:  due May 12, 2017.   All other students:  due May 19, 2017.    Students may not participate in graduation without completing this requirement.

Students

    • Keeping track of your hours is your responsibility–use THIS form.
    • Students are required to complete 50 hours of service to the school and community each year, accumulating 200 hours before graduation.
    • No more than 20 hours can be done at or for Greer Middle College.
    • Students may use NO MORE than 1/2 of total hours from any one single event.  For example, a week-long mission trip to Peru counts for no more than 25 hours.
    • Community service must be things done in the community. Babysitting does not count, unless student is helping a community family (not their own family) in need and they are not getting paid.
      • No service hours may be counted if the service was done for one’s immediate family.
      • No service hours may be counted if student is paid for the service.
    • All service hours must be signed by the supervisor in charge and the student’s advisor.  Forms will not be accepted if they are not signed.
    • Students cannot purchase any books or supplies in exchange for service hours.
    • Students may not count carpooling as service hours unless approved by the administration at the beginning of the year or before any carpooling has begun.
    • Students may help a student with their Senior Project and accumulate GMC hours only (no more than 20). This is limited to events only. A student should not receive hours for contributing to a Senior’s physical product. The event should be for the community and/or a charity.
    • Seniors may not count any service hours related to his/her Senior Project.

Parents

Parents log their hours online using The TrackItForward (OurVolts) system found on the GMC website.

Log Parent Service Hours

To Register/Set up:  Go to this link — http://www.trackitforward.com/  or www.greermiddlecollege.org and click sign up at the bottom of the home page.

To Log Hours or Log In:  Go to the Greer Middle College home page of the web site, log in and enter your hours

To check total hours logged:  Log in to Our Volts, Click “Manage Account”, Click Dashboard.  Your hour log and total hours logged are both displayed on this page.

Charter Barter         $10= 1 hour

Please contact Mrs. Bailey, Service Hours Coordinator, with any questions regarding service hours at kbailey@gmcchs.org

  • Parents are required 36 hours per year, per family. Students may not participate in extra-curricular activities or participate in graduation if parent service hours are not completed.
  • Parent service hours must be done at or for the school. However, there are occasions that we need help in the Greer community and those hours count for service. These opportunities will be clearly defined in the request sent from the school.
  • Parents will receive service hours for attending school meetings (one hour for each meeting).
  • New Student Orientation, Open House, Parent Meetings, College Informational Meetings, Meet and Greet Board Candidates, Voting in Board Election, etc.
  • Parents do receive hours for carpooling.