Time to Volunteer with Service Learning!

Want to Get Involved and Volunteer Year Round in Your Community? 

Edison Academy and FCPS Offers Service Learning Opportunities for YOU to do just that!  

x2VOL is your best resource for Service Learning Opportunities

Log into Naviance Student to Access x2VOL

x2VOL is the tool that FCPS middle and high schools use to support students with finding, tracking, and verifying service hours electronically. Students login to x2VOL through Naviance Student.

You can use x2VOL to find an opportunity as well as to keep track of your service hours. 

Service Learning Goals for High School Students

In Grades 9–12: Students should complete 10 service hours per year for a total of 40 hours.

Students may choose to complete 50+ hours to qualify for the Virginia Board of Education diploma seal for excellence in civics education or the excellence in science and the environment. See Virginia Department of Education for criteria.

Modifications to Service Learning Cord Criteria for the Class of 2022 due to Pandemic Challenges

  • Class of 2022 seniors who accumulate 20 hours or more of service learning are qualified to receive an FCPS service learning cord as a special recognition at graduation.
  • It is important to note that this 50% reduction in service hour criteria for the service learning cord is for high school seniors graduating in 2022.
  • The service learning cord criteria remains unchanged for future graduating classes. 

Deadline for approval of all service learning hours in x2VOL is May 2, 2022 for 12th grade students.

Criteria for Civics and Science and the Environment Diploma Seals 

Information about these seals may be found on the VDOE Diploma Seals of Achievement site.

Serve Right Here With Us!

Consider becoming an Academy Ambassador

Edison Academy offers a robust volunteer program for students who wish to represent the Academy for presentations to community groups and recruitment events at high schools, as well as visits to elementary and middle school career days. Our Ambassadors also have an integral role in planning and participation in special academy events such as our annual Open House and end-of-year Academy Awards programs. To learn more about our Academy Ambassadors program visit our Academy Ambassador page. 

Showcase of Past Volunteer Activities at Edison Academy

Showcase of Past Volunteer Activities

Some Highlighted Opportunities

FCPS Get2Green Newsletter

FCPS Get2Green sends a monthly newsletter that you can sign up to receive that provides excellent information pertaining to environmental sustainability, energy conservation, recycling programs, and many other important environmental causes that can be connected to service learning. To sign up to receive their monthly newsletter, please visit the FCPS Get2Green website to learn more.

Volunteer with Codefy

Do you want to teach coding classes, host events, or build magnificent websites? Join our network of over 200 volunteers:  https://www.codefycs.org/volunteer

The Kindness Cloud Foundation is promoting a broad social media campaign. We need you to Expand the Outreach of Kindness through multiple social media channels. We need "self-organized student groups" to create Kindness Campaigns that can be promoted through websites, news media, and online publications. Your Kindness Campaign will encourage the Ripple Effect of Kindness and be a Role Model for students from other schools to follow. Think of yourself as an Outreach Campaign to increase interest in, and awareness of both the idea and value of Kindness. Your campaign can include social media posts, challenges, tips and ideas, stories highlighting Kindness, and/or videos featuring individuals sharing lessons they have learned about Kindness. You are in charge of designing and promoting it. Use your creativity! Recruit your friends to join you in promoting your social media campaign. Engage local schools, businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, and civic and faith groups.  Find free resources and posts at [KindnessCloud.org/ideas] or find Kindness messages on: [Facebook.com/KindnessCloud], [Instagram.com/TheKindnessCloud] or create your own! Once you have completed your Kindness Campaign, share your testimonial in an email at @email and/or tag us on social media @theKindnessCloud. Testimonials can be in the form of a video, story, or any other medium. We also encourage you to share your experience with your school news and local news media.  The world needs leaders like you, especially now. We don’t have time to wait. We must Create a Kinder World. We all have a role to play!

Volunteer with The Closet of Greater Herndon Area, Inc. - The Closet is a faith based volunteer-driven organization of over 20 churches, synagogues, and other faith groups who offer affordable goods for families, grants for worthy projects that impact the community, and college scholarships to benefit low-income families in Fairfax and Loudoun Counties.   Go here to learn about volunteering

INOVA Medical Campus Volunteer Opportunities. Note:  this is a very competitive volunteer program that utilizes a lottery system to select candidates.  Applications deadline for 2021 is Nov. 21, 2021 – event date, Jan. 3, 2022 – April 10, 2022 3 to 4 hour shifts -For more information and to apply go here. :   https://www.inova.org/volunteer-opportunities/inova-fairfax-medical-campus/high-school

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    Academy Specific Opportunities 

    We will post Edison Academy specific volunteer opportunities in the Edison High School Academy Schoology course whenever those opportunities arise throughout the school year. 

    VolunteerFest 2022. 

    VolunteerFest 2022 is a countywide day of service, on September 17, 2022 This is a great way for students and families who want to engage with local nonprofits and volunteer.

    The event will officially kick-off on September 11, Patriot’s Day, with Volunteer Fairfax sharing donation needs and upcoming volunteer opportunities. More information about VolunteerFest 2022 can be found at Volunteer Fairfax’s website. Additional 9/11 Day of Service information can be found at 911Day.org and FCPS Service Learning information can be accessed by joining the Schoology Group (access code: QGQR-N77P-Z2ZFX)

    FCPS Enrichment Disclaimer: Service opportunities offered by organizations other than FCPS are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or this school.