Carson Graham Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Community Service as Action


Service (service as action and community service) is an integral component of the MYP.

Record your service hours in Managebac (grades 8-10)


Record your service hours in Managebac (grades 11-12)


Community service is the service volunteered by an individual to an organization for the benefit of the community. Starting within the classroom and extending beyond it, community service as action aims to encourage responsible, caring participation in the local community and in the wider world. Our emphasis is on examining our roles as citizens in our local and global community; instilling a sense of personal responsibility with others and within ourselves; and developing the skills and attitudes needed to make a positive contribution to society. By volunteering, students gain a variety of important experiences and knowledge. They gain a sense of responsibility to their community, learn that one person can make a difference, learn the benefit of sacrificing time to help others, tolerance and understanding of the different members of our community, and finally, they gain important job skills and experience.โ€‹

Students are required to complete 30 hours of community service (service as action) by the end of grade 10 in order to receive an IB MYP certificate.  

In grades 8-12, students who provide community service may be eligible for service awards.

Students in grade 8-10 are required to record their own hours in Managebac. Hours may be counted from the first day of school in grade 8 and volunteer work during the summer months can also be included.

Grade 11 and 12's will use their own method to record their hours.  For students in grades 11 and 12 without a Managebac account, they will be required to submit their hours to be considered for Service Awards.  Summer hours may be counted for grades 10 and 11.

Please direct any questions regarding the community service as action aspect of the MYP program to the IB Coordinators.


  • Supervisors cannot be your parents
  • Paid work is not service
  • Provide contact information for supervisor
  • Work experience does not count for service hours


Students are encouraged to find their own opportunities to volunteer; however, there are also many opportunities available through the school. Students should check for opportunities listed on Teams, listen to the announcements and read the TV monitors for options. Students should start early and choose activities that suit their interests so that they have fun while helping out the community.

Other events that students can volunteer for include:โ€‹

  • Clubs
  • Parent Teacher Interviews
  • Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign
  • Santaโ€™s Breakfast
  • Score-keeping at sporting events

โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹For opportunities within the community โ€‹check out:

The Duke Edinburgh's International Award is an internationally recognized program for young people, building their skills to equip them for life and work.