• 2023-2024 MERHS Community Service Form (Required) 

    If you have any questions, please contact the student's assigned MERHS School Counselor for community service hours submitted, credit awarded, hours still needed to meet MERHS graduation requirement, etc.  


    Graduation requirements: 

    • Grade 12 - Class of 2024: 30 hours total                       

    • Grade 11 - Class of 2025: 40 hours total 

    • Grade 10 - Class of 2026: 40 hours total                

    • Grade 9 - Class of 2027: 40 hours total 



    Community Service Opportunities: 

    Singing and Announcing for the MERHS Baseball Team

    MERHS Baseball Team seeks student volunteers to assist with the singing of the National Anthem before games as well as a student to assist with announcing the players (speaker and microphone provided) and walk-up songs for the players and between inning music. Dates are 4/3, 4/13, 4/23, 4/27, 5/2, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, and 5/21. The contact is Jeffrey Rubin, jeffreybrubin@gmail.com, 617-549-9110.

    Yoga and Wellness Program from Manchester Parks and Recreation 

    Yoga and Wellness program with Mrs. Ann Heslop from Manchester Parks and Recreation at Manchester Memorial School in the Music Room. 6 sessions, Mondays, Jan 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 26 & Mar 4 (No Class on Feb 19) from 2:30-4 PM.  

    A student volunteer is needed to assist Mrs. Heslop with students in grades 1-5 through yoga poses that prepare, heat and balance the body. During this hour of relaxation and restoration, breathing strategies and mindful exercises that calm the body and quiet the mind will be practiced. Bring a yoga mat, snacks and water. A student volunteer with a yoga background is preferable but not necessary. The contact is Heather De Priest, Program Coordinator, Manchester Parks and Recreation, depriesth@manchester.ma.us 

    Theater Improvisation Program from Manchester Parks and Recreation 

    Theater Improvisation program with Ms. Ruthanne Paulson of Performing Arts Inspirations from Manchester Parks and Recreation taking place at Manchester Memorial School in the 1st Floor Stem Classroom. 6 sessions, Thursdays, Jan 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 29 & Mar 7 (No Feb 22) from 3:00-4:00 pm. A student volunteer is needed to assist Ms. Paulson as she guides students ages 7-12 in building their acting skills through theater games, improvisation and skits. Students will explore costumes and props and have fun using their imaginations. The contact is Heather De Priest, Program Coordinator, Manchester Parks and Recreation, depriesth@manchester.ma.us

    Counselor in Training Program at Pathways for Children 

    At the Gloucester location, 29 Emerson Ave. for student volunteers grades 10-12 (16+ years of age). CITs will be assigned to support the after-school program at Pathways, working with children between the ages of 5-12. Completion of a volunteer application and passing of a background check is required. Days can vary based on your availability and hours can be anywhere between 2:30-5:30 pm. The contact is Kathy Wilson, Volunteer Coordinator, kwilson@pw4c.org, 978-515-5395. 


    Golden Bonds 

    MERHS student Avabella Mitrano is seeking volunteers to join her for her Golden Bonds program, visiting senior citizens at different nursing homes each week. The contact is Avabella Mitrano, MERHS Student, mitranoa@meapps.org 

    My Brother's Table 

    My Brother’s Table, the largest soup kitchen on the North Shore located at 99 Willow Street in Lynn, is in need of volunteers. Call 781-595-3224. 

    iconnect2u PROJECT 


    MERHS student Jack Cummins is seeking volunteers to join him for his iconnect2u project visiting nursing homes and creating personalized posters for residents. Students joining this winter can continue throughout 2024. Two types of volunteers are needed: 1) Student Designers to create e-poster designs based on information provided about nursing home individuals in visit questionnaires. No prior skills are needed as training can be provided. The work can be done at home at the student's convenience but should be completed within 1 week of receiving the assignment 2) Student Ambassadors to design posters and also participate in visits to meet the nursing home residents prior to creating the posters and/or help meet the nursing home residents when we deliver them. Scheduling is coordinated with the nursing home and is flexible. The contact is Jack Cummins, MERHS Student, cumminsj@meapps.org 


    Manchester-Essex Travel Basketball 5-8 (Saturday Home Games) 


    Student volunteers needed to help with scoreboard operations and scorebook keeping at their Saturday home games at the MERHS basketball court starting December 2 and running through late February (time commitment anywhere from 1.5-3 hours each Saturday). The contact is Mike Kent, Manchester-Essex Travel Basketball Program, kentmw@hotmail.com. 


    Manchester Public Library 


    Student volunteers needed to assist the Manchester Public Library with their major and ongoing need for help keeping their children’s book collection organized. The contact is Tom Russo, Young Adult Librarian, trusso@manchesterpl.org 978-526-7711 


    Manchester American Legion  


    Monthly Dinner Service-2nd Thursday of every month from 6:30PM-8:00PM. Located at 14 Church St. (behind Town Hall) Students are welcome to volunteer when available and do not have to sign up for every dinner. 

    Contact: Sylvia Hidden Kirker sylvia.kirker@verizon.net and Allan M. Kirker, Commander, Manchester American Legion amkirker@gmail.com 978-380-0029 

    Essex Conservation Commission 


    Student volunteers needed to help in the office of the Essex Conservation Commission. Ongoing opportunity Monday – Thursday in the afternoons starting at 2:00pm. No matter how many hours you need, there is always something that needs to be done. The contact is Deborah Cunningham, Administrative Clerk, conservation@essexma.org, 978-768-2509 


    Beverly Hospital 


    Beverly Hospital is seeking tech-savvy student volunteers to help service their seventy-five iPads that need routine attention on an ongoing basis. The contact is Eileen Hines, hineseileen23@comcast.net, 978-853-4565