High School Credit

You can earn a high school credit for volunteering!

That's right, earn extra credit on your high school transcript for giving back to your community. No class time or homework required!

Here's how:

  1. Think about what you'll learn from your volunteer experience. Your school will need this information in order to approve your credit. Start the process before the start of the semester, so you have time to obtain approval and complete your required volunteer hours. Use the CSSIP Approval Form.
  2. Discuss your intentions with your parents or guardians and have them sign the Approval Form.
  3. Talk to your principal or guidance counselor about your plan. Remember, they need to approve the activity before you start your volunteer work.
  4. Start volunteering! Document your hours as you go, and make sure the organization has a record of your attendance. You need to complete 110 hours to obtain a full credit (1.0) or 55 hours for a half credit (0.5).
  5. Obtain written proof of your activities from the organization, including the number of hours completed, dates, and the skills/knowledge you gained. Hand it in to your school.


  • The Community Service SIP credit counts as an optional credit (you still must take your required classes).
  • Court-ordered community service hours and helping an immediate family member are non-eligible activities.
  • If you are applying for this credit, you cannot accept any remuneration or honorarium for your work.

For more information, check out the Manitoba Government Guidelines for obtaining a Community Service SIP credit, or contact Manitoba Education for more information. These forms should also be available at your school.