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To help Wayzata High School students connect with each other and their community through volunteering, learning and leading.
The Volunteer Club was established in 1989. It's the largest club at the high school with over 900 members and is our community's largest one-stop source of student volunteers.
The Volunteer Club is funded and coordinated by Community Ed. It is based out of Wayzata High School and led by Wayzata High School students.
As a member, you'll:
- Attend monthly meetings and hear from guest speakers.
- Learn about and sign up for volunteer opportunities through our Volunteer Club portal.
- Volunteer at times that work for you. (Volunteer opportunities take place outside of regular school hours. You must have your own transportation.)
- Gain leadership skills and experience.
- Make friends while having fun and serving your community.
- Get to know what’s happening in your community.
- Have opportunities to receive awards and recognition for your work.
All new members receive:
- A Volunteer Club t-shirt.
- Daily email updates from our project coordinator.
- Access to our project portal, members-only volunteer opportunities, and tutorials.
- Students must be registered to volunteer.
- Allow up to two business days for your registration to process.
- Volunteer hours cannot be used for court-ordered service or academic credit. They will not appear on your transcript.
First semester registration window: August 14 - October 1
Second semester registration window: January 8 - 28
Activity Fee: $55 per school year, no matter when you join. If you need financial assistance, email email@example.com.
- Go to Wayzata Public Schools — Online Payment Portal
- Find the product “2023-2024 WHS Volunteer Club Registration” and add it to your cart.
- Click checkout. Login or create a new customer account.
- You will be prompted to complete the following forms:
- 2023-2024 Activities Eligibility Form (if not already completed)
- 2023-2024 WHS Volunteer Club Registration Form and Parent Permission Form
- Click “Submit” at the bottom of the forms.
- Proceed to “Checkout.”
- You’ll receive a receipt when your registration goes through and is complete.
Open to all Wayzata High School students, grades 9-12, who meet the Wayzata Public Schools' Extracurricular Eligibility Requirements.
- Volunteer Club meetings are held monthly.
- Members should attend one of the meetings.
- Generally, meetings are the first Wednesday of the month at 3:20 p.m. and the first Thursday of the month at 7:30 a.m.
- Meetings are held in one of the two auditoriums at Wayzata High School.
Wayzata High School is a certifying organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Award which recognizes U.S. citizens and lawfully admitted residents of the United States for one’s volunteer service within the United States.
Students at Wayzata High School who meet the criteria and complete an application on time may be nominated by Wayzata High School to receive this prestigious national award.
For the 2023 award cycle:
- Only volunteer hours served in 2023 can be applied to the 2023 PVSA application.
- Students may include official documentation with their application, such as letters, certificates, and official emails from organizations as proof of volunteer service hours in place of signatures.
- The application deadline for the 2023 PVSA is 3:30PM on Friday, February 2, 2024.
- Awards are issued once a year at the Volunteer Club Awards Celebration. The 2023 awards will be presented on April 18, 2024.
Each month throughout the school year, one or two students in the club is nominated for Volunteer of the Month. Students are nominated based on the outstanding service at projects within the past month as recognized by community partners and project leaders.
As a member of Volunteer Club, I understand that:
- I represent Wayzata High School each time I am volunteering in the community and will act safely, responsibly, and respectfully.
- I am accountable for the behavior regulations as outlined in the WHS Athletics/Activities Eligibility Form.
- If I receive a violation as explained in the Wayzata High School - Athletics/Actvities Eligibility Form, I will, for the remainder of the 2023-2024 school year, be prohibited from the following: Volunteer Club Leadership Board. I also understand that based on the violation I may be banned from volunteering for a particular community partner organization for the remainder of the year.
- If I am suspended, I will be restricted from volunteer projects until after my reentry meeting.
- Volunteer Club is not an option for students needing to complete court-ordered community service hours. Hourly credit for court ordered service will not be given.
- Academic credit is not earned for volunteer hours served in the Volunteer Club. Volunteer hours will not appear on transcripts.
- To maintain club membership, one must volunteer a minimum of 5 hours per semester at sponsored Volunteer Club projects.
- Transportation is not provided to service projects. Members are responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from projects, as needed.
- Members may only use their ISD284 email/google account for Volunteer Club business.
- Members may not bring unregistered friends or family members to service projects unless prior approval is obtained from the program manager.
- Members must refrain from using one’s cell phone while volunteering.
- Members may not take photos or videos of clients/people being serviced while at a Volunteer Club service project.
- Volunteers are expected to show up for projects one signs up for. If unable to attend, volunteers must notify community partner sites and the Volunteer Club office. It is the responsibility of the member to find a substitute and communicate accordingly. Attendance is taken and unexcused absences are recorded which can impact one’s future opportunities within the club.
Volunteer Club members must complete the required Safety Protocol and Best Practices online volunteer training in the WHS Volunteer Club Canvas course. All members will be held accountable for complying with safety protocol and best practices. Additional volunteer training may be required for some community partner organizations.
The Volunteer Club office is located in the 2nd floor offices of Wayzata High School. Brenda Badger, Program Manager and Jerina Clark, Program Office Para are the program staff.
The Volunteer Club office is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.