Community Service Opportunities
Students at Woodrow Wilson High School are encouraged, and required by some Academies and organizations (National Honor Society), to perform community service. Colleges do not “require” community service to apply, but you are always asked to list community service, activities, honors and leadership on the applications. Use the WWHS Community Service Form each time you volunteer with an organization to document your service hours.
Students should track their community service hours as they complete them. This will make it easier when you apply for college.Apply Texas and Dallas ISD's Career Cruising both allow you to create an account and track your community service. Apply Texas provides a centralized application process for many Texas colleges and universities.
Community service hours are available in various academic and non-academic clubs and organizations. Examples of these include:
- The Lakewood Home Festival Tour uses Woodrow students to man the house on the tour route. This three-day event needs many helpers.
- The Key Club, sponsored by the Kiwanis, is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. Recently, the Woodrow chapter held food drives, cleaned up White Rock Lake, collected money for UNICEF, sent holiday cards to military veterans, and helped with Ronald McDonald projects.
- The Rotary Interact Club is very active in community projects such as: Blood drives, Angel Tree, Miracle Christmas for families, Grade School Reading Program, and the Bike Safety Camp.
- Woodrow Ballet Hispanico: Students participate in performances at Community Events such as the Food & Drug Administration Hispanic Heritage Celebration.
- Student Council: Contributes to student development and enhance opportunities for student leadership. Students participate in service projects that promote community spirit and collaboration.
- Dallas Concilio: Provides support for the Hispanic youth of Woodrow Wilson High School. Young Hispanic professionals serve as mentors to the Woodrow Wilson Hispanic students.
- Woodrow Integration League: The Student Mentoring Program is a coordinated effort to recruit, train, place and match 11th and 12th grade mentors with students in the ninth grade. 9th graders are encouraged by caring upper classmen to excel academically, to participate in extra-curricular activities, and have excellent attendance.
- Grade-level community service projects that they begin as freshmen and continue until they are seniors. This is organized by the class officers and faculty representatives.
- Student members of the National Honor Society participate yearly in a “Park Clean Up” project in area Dallas parks.
- Variations, the Woodrow Wilson High School Show Choir serves the community by performing at twelve or more nursing homes during the holiday season.
- The Rotary Club Dream Team participates in reading to elementary students as a club project in area DISD elementary schools.
- ROTC - Participate in activities at the Juliet Fowler Residence facility which include: serving Thanksgiving Dinner, participating in Holiday events, and Mother’s Day Dinners.
- The Woodrow High School Environmental Club and Science Club are involved in recycling as a community effort.