Volunteering & Service Learning
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Service learning is a teaching method designed to involve students in authentic and meaningful service to their communities. Service learning makes connections between the classroom and the community and provides structured time for students to reflect on their service experiences. It is intended to instill a sense of civic responsibility by encouraging students to assess their impact on the community as active contributors to society. Students can engage in a variety of activities.
How to Record Service Learning/Volunteer Hours
X2Vol: Students track their service learning hours through x2VOL, which can be accessed through Naviance Student by following these steps:
- Log in to your FCPS 24/7 Learning account.
- Click on the “Naviance Student” icon.
- Scroll down and click on “x2VOL.”
- The first time you use x2VOL, you will need to complete your profile. Your profile should be the first screen you see. If you do not see your profile, you will be prompted to enter your last name and your student ID number.
- Follow the prompts to complete your profile. Some items may already be filled out.
- Once you have completed your profile, you will be able to access your x2VOL account through Naviance Student
Note: Students who fulfill at least 40 hours of service learning will receive a black service learning cord to wear at graduation. Students who fulfill at least 50 hours and meet additional requirements may apply for The Board of Education’s Seal for Excellence in Civics Education.
Volunteer & Service Learning Resources
- Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Association: For most departments, the minimum age is 18; however, the Vienna, Centreville, and Greater Springfield Volunteer Fire Departments accept 16 and 17-year-olds as junior members.
- Fairfax County Park Authority
- Fairfax County Volunteer
- FCPS Service Learning
- INOVA Hospital Volunteer Information, including opportunities for high school students
- National and Community Service, Americorps
- Reston Association
- Virginia Service: The Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services (OVCS), within the Virginia Department of Social Services, is the lead agency for volunteerism and service for the Commonwealth of Virginia
- Volunteer Fairfax: Variety of local programs, special events, and services.
- Directory of Youth Services Opportunities 2019-2020
- X2VOL: Find opportunities and track your hours.
- Listing of Additional Opportunities: Students have access through their fcpsschools.net email address.
This information is provided for your convenience. Postings do not indicate endorsement or sponsorship by James Madison High School, FCPS, nor any administrator or employee of either James Madison High School or FCPS.