Community Service

Golden Valley High School offers a Silver Cord Award Program for students who participate in Community Service Activities. The Silver Cord is awarded at graduation to those students who have completed 250 hours of Community Service.


  • The City of Merced offers lots of neat opportunities for you to give back to your community. You have to first create a Volunteer Profile, which is not difficult, and then you can see and register for the various Volunteer Events that are available. Each will give a brief description and details about the event. You just sign up online. Easy!
  • Golden Valley Health Centers is looking for Volunteer Greeters at our SENIOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER. Contact RAYNA RUIZ at (209) 385-5483 to learn more about becoming a Volunteer Greeter
  • If you are at least 16 years old, consider volunteering with the Merced SPCA located at 1021 E. Childs Avenue. Email
  • The Merced Courthouse Museum is in need of volunteers. Call (209) 723-2401 or email
  • Consider volunteering at the Merced County Library. Check out the group application or the individual volunteer application.



Community Service hours are due monthly.

  • June- August hours are due Sept. 6th
  • Sept. hours are due Oct. 4th
  • Oct. hours are due Nov. 8th
  • Nov. hours are due Dec. 6th
  • Dec. hours are due Jan. 10th
  • Jan. hours are due Feb. 7th
  • Feb. hours are due March 6th
  • March hours are due Apr. 3rd
  • Apr. hours are due May 8th
  • May hours are due June 4th
  • June- Aug. 2020 hours are due Sep. 2020


Late submissions will not be accepted. Please add the Google Classroom below CODE: v3kwy2

Once you add the Classroom, you can fill out the assignment (Google Form) to enter your hours. If you have any additional questions, feel free to stop by the Counseling Office during break or lunch. You may also submit an online appointment.

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