Delaware Volunteer Credit For High School Students

The Delaware Volunteer Credit (DVC) was established by the Delaware General Assembly in 1998  allowing high school students in grades 9-12 to earn  (1) one elective credit towards graduation upon completion of 90 hours of community service. The volunteer service must be offered during two semesters and performed outside of the student's regularly scheduled school day.  The semesters do not have to be consecutive or in the same calendar year. 

CHAPTER 89A. DELAWARE VOLUNTEERISM ACT


Questiions? 

Please contact Tina Gary at 302-857-5014 or by email at tina.gary@delaware.gov 


Delaware Volunteer Credit Documents:

Recognizing and honoring volunteers sets a standard for service, encourages a sustained commitment to civic participation, and inspires others to make service a central part of their lives. The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes inpiduals, families, and groups that have achieved a certain standard – measured by the number of hours of service over a 12-month period or cumulative hours earned over the course of a lifetime. Volunteer Delaware is a certifying organization for the PVSA in Delaware.

Click on the link below to download the Presidential Volunteer Service Application

Presidential Award Application


Volunteer Scholarship Information
Community service scholarships reward you for helping others. It’s a nice way of doing well by doing good. In addition to the resources listed below, students who are involved in volunteering and community service should ask whether there are any awards available at the location where they perform their community service. It is quite common for hospitals and nursing homes, veterans groups, churches, mosques and synagogues, historical societies, fraternal organizations and other community service organizations to provide scholarships to recognize outstanding community service by young volunteers.

  • Fast Web - lists many national volunteer scholarships, awards, as well as some local ones as well.