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Community Service Hours

All students are encouraged to become involved in our school and our community through volunteer opportunities and 40 hours of community service, a requirement for achieving the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

As Catholics, we are called to the service of others. Volunteering offers many personal benefits and builds a healthy community. By volunteering, you can:

  • Contribute to your community
  • Gain valuable work experience
  • Learn new skills or create new interests
  • Meet new people and make new friends
  • Lend your talents to a cause or initiative that is important to you

There are many great volunteer opportunities prior to Christmas to accumulate a number of hours including the Festival of Trees and church bazaars. Current opportunities are posted in the Guidance office, and additional information can be found on the School Board's 40 Hours of Community Service.

Every fall, St. Thomas Aquinas is proud to host its Volunteer Fair when we welcome local agencies to engage our students in volunteerism. This gives our students a great opportunity to understand the needs that exist in their community and how they can play a valuable role in service to others