Community Service Hours

The community service requirement seeks to empower students to make a positive impact on their communities, while gaining transferable skills that will benefit them in their education and career endeavors. To receive a DC diploma, all students are required to perform (100) hours of community service. To stay on track for graduation, students should complete at least 25 hours each year.


The DCI Community Service Hours Form should be completed after a student has served with a 501(c)(3) organization or federal, state, or local agency. Activities where students receive payment are not accepted. A tax ID number must be provided and the form must be signed by an individual at the organization who supervised the service. Service hours forms are available in the College Counseling Suite (2B28).


Not sure if your site meets the 501(c)(3) requirement? Search GuideStar for the name of your site.


Forms should be submitted to the student’s grade-level counselor for hours to be recorded and tracked. It is recommended that students and families keep copies of all forms for their records. If you have questions or concerns, please contact your counselor

Resources & Volunteer Opportunities:


Serve DC
Volunteer Match
Hands on DC



So Others May Eat

71 O Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

(202) 797-8806

Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN)

Various Locations

(301) 770-3200

DC Public Library

901 G St NW Washington, DC

(202) 741-5803

Martha’s Table

2114 14th St NW Washington, DC 20009

(202) 328-6608

Boys and Girls Clubs

Various Locations

(202) 540-2300

Casa Italiana SocioCultural Center

595 Third Street, NW Washington, DC 20001

(202) 650-7169

Food and Friends

219 Riggs Road NE Washington, DC 20011

(202) 855-1234

Humane Rescue Alliance

71 Oglethorpe NW Washington, DC 20011 (Adoption Center)

(202) 726-2556