Bondurant-Farrar High School Silver Cord Program
The purpose of the Bondurant-Farrar Silver Cord Program is to encourage students to make contributions to their community through service, to recognize and reward volunteerism. Students will not only benefit the community, but will develop their own leadership and citizenship skills. This is a self-directed program. The student is responsible for turning in all of their hours.
Seniors who have completed a minimum of 200 hours of approved volunteer service during their four years at Bondurant-Farrar High School will be awarded a Silver Cord to be worn at graduation and will be recognized at Senior Award Night.
While it is suggested that students complete a minimum of 50 hours of approved service activities per year to reach the 200 total hours, students may accumulate their 200 hours in varying amounts during their four years of high school.
The Silver Cord Advisor will maintain a log of student completion of approved service activities for all students. It is the sole responsibility of the student to contact the Advisor with paperwork for verification of hours. All paperwork should be submitted on forms provided. All hours should be turned in with-in 6 months of service activity or will not be considered.
The following criteria must be met:
- Most service hours must be attained during non-school time.
- Service hours must be completed for "non-pay".
- Service hours must be submitted within 6 months of completing.
Please click on the link to complete the form for service hours verification. ALL hours need to be submitted via this process. Questions, please email Patti Davis @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suggested opportunities may include:
- Volunteering with community service organizations
- Assisting elderly with household chores (shoveling, raking, etc.)
- Volunteering for special church projects, mission trips
- Helping to improve school buildings and grounds
- Coaching younger children in sports or camp counselor volunteer
- Working with a blood drive (outside of school hours)
- Tutoring students before or after school
- Assisting with Special Olympics, Susan G. Komen, Meals from the
Heartland and events of this nature
- Assisting at a hospital, shelter, nursing home, food pantry
- Volunteering for school sponsored events you are not a
participant (track/event set up/tare down, concessions worker)
- Volunteering for a political party or campaign
- Volunteering at an animal shelter
- Boy Scouts, 4-H, etc. merit hours, beyond the hours required to earn the
badge or recognition through that group
Family and Church volunteering needs prior approval before the event to confirm that it falls under service. This may also be sent to the address provided.
Non-acceptable service areas include:
- Doing family chores, family child care
- Attending church or Sunday school
- Any task where money is received
- School extra-curricular activities of which you are a team member
- Court-ordered community service
- Completing service mandated through law enforcement
- Service hours for NHS will be used toward Silver Cord totals.
Hours begin accumulation in summer after completion of 8th grade
*Updated February 2018