Silver Cord at Valley High School

Learn about this popular volunteer opportunity

What is Silver Cord?

The Silver Cord Program has promoted Valley High School students to volunteer since 2001. It involves volunteering at least 50 hours at a minimum of three non-profit organizations per high school year (9th-12th grade). Upon graduating from Valley, participating students are awarded with a silver cord around their neck.

Get involved

There is an online form new freshman complete to get an online Silver Cord account. (If someone is not an incoming freshman in high school, he/she needs to contact the Silver Cord Coordinator- scroll down). Information will be sent to them via e-mail on how to log into it. This account is where students request pre-approvals for non-profit organizations, as in asking the Silver Cord Coordinator if the organization is appropriate towards the 50 hours of volunteer work. Pre-approvals are filled out on the account before volunteering and submitted to the coordinator. After students have volunteered, they submit their hours for credit, again through their account.
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Little Hands on the Farm volunteers

Stay informed

There is a list of pre-approved organizations (so yes, they do not need a pre-approval filled out). They can be found here. Students may volunteer through these organizations and find more about them on their websites. As for specific pre-approved volunteer opportunities, click here. All activities are well suited for any high school student.
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Meals from the Heartland is a pre-approved organization for Silver Cord.

Important Dates

Beginning May 1st: new freshmen complete online form to activate Silver Cord account

June 1st (after 8th grade)-May 31st: students submit 50+ hours towards Silver Cord*

*Each June 1st-May 31st constitutes as one Silver Cord year

Cyndi Bonus,

Silver Cord Coordinator

Rosemary Brandt,

Service Learning Coordinator