Community Service

The mission statement of The Donoho School asks all members of the school community to "Act with Humility," and community service is a great way to live out that aspect of the mission.  The world is so much bigger than a single person, yet a single person can make a profound difference in the community by sharing his or her time and talents in the service of others.  With this in mind, The Donoho School began a community service program during the 2006-07 school year that requires all students in grades 9-12 to perform a minimum of 15 hours of volunteer service each year as a condition of graduation. The ultimate goal of this ongoing project is to provide benefits for the community while helping students to develop civic duty and become responsible, caring adults.

In past years, students have chosen to give back to the community by volunteering at such venues as Regional Medical Center, the Oxford Senior Citizens Center, the Red Cross, the Knox Concert Series, the Community Enabler, and the Calhoun County Animal Shelter.  Dozens more went on mission trips with local churches or volunteered as counselors for underserved children at Camp Lee.  As outstanding as these efforts are, volunteering certainly does not have to be limited to these opportunities, and the school continuously encourages its students to seek out creative ways to use their talents to give back to the community at large.  

Follow the links below to learn more about the requirements of the projects, a list of activities that have been approved previously by the school, and all requisite forms that must be completed to fulfill service obligations.