Cum Laude Community Service

  • To be recognized as a Cum Laude graduate, students will need to show evidence of 10 hours of community service.  

    Process:

    1.  Students will need to complete the Service Credit Form. Forms can be picked up in the guidance office or from any social studies teacher; or download it here: Community Service Credit Confirmation Form

    2. The completed form should be turned in to the guidance office.

Community Service Opportunities

    • School Clubs and Organizations
      Key Club, Student Council, Green Club, National Honor Society, LUCHA, and Future Latino Leaders all provide opportunities to volunteer. Visit www.woodstockschools.org/wnhsactivities for more information about WNHS clubs and activities.

    • Woodstock North Athletic Events
      Volunteers are needed for various athletic events and to assist with concessions. Please see Mr. Mickey, Athletic Director, if you are interested.  

    • Volunteer Center McHenry County
      Volunteer Center McHenry County can help individuals and groups find meaningful places to volunteer. More than 100 nonprofit organizations post volunteer and donation needs on the website at www.volunteercentermchenrycounty.org.  For more information, or hlep finding the right opportunity, call (815) 344-GIVE (4483).

    • Habitat for Humanity ReStore
      Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that provides affordable housing. ReStores accept donations of new and used items from individuals, retailers and contractors, then resell them to the community at affordable prices. All proceeds help fund the affiliate’s work in McHenry County. Volunteer time is best on Saturday. Wear work clothes and be prepared to get dirty.
      Contact details:
       Sara Davis, Volunteer Coordinator, 2205 S. Eastwood Drive, Woodstock, IL 60098. (815) 334-0500 or volunteers@habitatmchenry.org; or visit www.habitatformchenry.org. 

    • District 200
      Volunteers may work in one of the elementary schools, cleaning and/or organizing; and helping teachers with classroom set-up. Help is also needed every summer with sorting, packing and distributing school supplies to families in need. High School Student Assistantships will be accepted for three hours of service credit per semester.
      Contact details: For student assistantship information, contact the Guidance Office
      For other D200 opportunities, contact Debra Walsdorf, D200 Community Outreach Manager at (815) 337-5147 or dwalsdorf@wcusd200.org.

    • City of Woodstock
      Students can attend city council meetings, roadside clean-up, and other community service activities. 
      Contact details: Contact the City Manager’s Office, 121 W. Calhoun Street, Woodstock, IL 60098, or (815) 338-4301.

    • Woodstock Food Pantry
      The Woodstock Food Pantry provides food for the economically disadvantaged. Volunteers at the food pantry help stock and distribute goods. Students can also help organize a food drive.
      Contact details:
      Contact Rick Budmeyer at 1033 Lake Avenue, Woodstock, IL 60098, or at either (815) 337-0375 or (815) 404-6151.

    • Helping Paws
      Helping Paws is a non-profit organization that provides shelter, and ultimately a home, for pets in need. Volunteers also may be asked to clean and organize the facility.
      Contact details: Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@helpingpaws.net or call (815) 338-4400.  Visit www.helpingpaws.net.

    • NISRA
      NISRA provides year-round recreation activities for local children and adults with disabilities. Volunteers commit to assist with one of the programs for the entire season. Program seasons run between 6-8 weeks, once a week for approximately 1-3 hours. In addition to weekly programs, one-day special event opportunities may also be available. Please note, volunteers must be at least 15 years of age.
      Contact details: Contact Sr. Manager of Recreation Cyndi Herendeen at cherendeen@nisra.org or (815) 459-0737.  Visit www.nisra.org.