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.

GVHS Community Service Log

Click here to download a copy of the GVHS Community Service Log

Community Service Hours Deadlines

Community Service hours are due MONTHLY. Late submissions will NOT be accepted.
  • September hours are due Oct. 5th
  • October hours are due Nov. 2nd
  • November hours are due Dec. 7th
  • December hours are due Jan. 11th
  • January hours are due Feb. 8th
  • February hours are due March 8th
  • March hours are due Apr. 5th
  • April hours are due May 3rd
*Senior deadline for 250 hours are due Monday April 29th! May hours are due June 7th.

The video below explains the process of submitting your hours.Add the Google Classroom below CODE: v3kwy2. Once you add the Classroom, you can fill out the assignment (google form) to enter your hours.

Community Hours Submission Process Video