Volunteer Service Program
Gal. 6:10: Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
Program Overview: FVL's Volunteer Service Program exists to offer students an opportunity to receive non-graded transcript credit for service activities in which they participate. While enrolled at FVL, students may receive a credit for the time spent serving their Lord as Sunday School teachers, VBS teachers, Hmong Saturday School assistants, ushers, camp counselors and a variety of other activities. College admissions personnel and scholarship review committees consider volunteer activities as an increasingly important component of an applicant's qualifications.
Naviance - x2 Vol (Time to Volunteer) is a part of Naviance that tracks and reports community service hours. These hours will be documented in Naviance Family Connection. Once you've logged in, click on the x2VOL link under 'Resources' on the left side of the screen. Each student will receive instruction on this program either in the computer lab with Mr. Guenterberg, or through their guidance counselor.
Examples of Volunteer Service
Yard Work for Shut-Ins
Hmong Sunday School
Sunday School Teacher/Assistant
Nursery Room Helper
Jesus Cares Teacher/Helper (at FVL)
American Cancer Society
Volunteer Program at AMC/St. Elizabeth's Hospital
Nursing Home Volunteer
Big Brother/Big Sister
Activities that are compensated (e.g. church organist) do not qualify for the program
- The number of volunteer activity hours determines the amount of service credits awarded on the student's transcript. To receive the next .25 service credit, the student must exceed the hour requirement of that level. For example, to receive .50 service credit, the student must log 60+ hours. These hours may accumulate from single or multiple simultaneous activities.
- 25hours: .25 credit 75 hours: .75 credit
- 50 hours: .5 credit 100 hours: 1 credit
- Some activities involve significant preparation time (e.g., teaching Sunday School). A student teaching Sunday school would log one hour of prep time and one hour of teaching time each week.
- A student will have four years to complete a full credit in a service activity. For example, if a student teaches VBS every year and logs over 30 hours each year, after four years the student would have enough hours to receive a full credit.