2016-2017 NHS Service Information:
Each current member completes 36 hours of service every school year. This service is completed in the following ways: Service of Presence, Service of Involvement, and Service to SLUH. A brief description each type of service is given below along with an outline of how service hours can be properly completed.
Service of Presence: This type of service requires National Honor Society members to work directly with those in need. In other words, those who are serving must be working directly with those who are being served. A list of Approved Agencies for this type of service is available for all NHS members through x2Vol. Each NHS member must complete at least 18 hours of this type of service, but may do more.
Service of Involvement: This type of service recognizes that NHS members are involved in their respective communities in multiple ways, all of which are essential. Involvement can be SLUH related, but other organizations, such as Boy Scouts or youth groups, are valid groups for this type of service. All sports teams are considered pre-approved. If a club would like to be part of this list, the necessary New Club Proposal Form must be filled-out and turned in to an NHS moderator (Mr. Hussung or Mrs. Michalski) who will determine whether or not this club meets the NHS standards for Service of involvement. NHS members may complete a maximum of 9 hours of service in this category.
Service to SLUH: This type of service recognizes that NHS members serve the SLUH community in ways that would traditionally be considered service, but do not fulfill the requirements of service of presence. Each National Honor Society Member must be a tour guide for SLUH’s Open House and must volunteer at other SLUH events, such as Cashbah, SLUHtique, or the food drives. NHS members may complete a maximum of 9 hours of service in this category.
Recording Hours: All service hours must be recorded in x2Vol.