United Way Varsity Letter
Earn a Varsity Letter in Community Service
United Way Varsity Letter recognizes high school students who have made an exceptional commitment to their community through volunteer work over the course of a year. The program encourages students to pursue service opportunities that provide skills and leadership development, expands their interests, and gives back to the community. Upon completion, students receive a Varsity Letter in Community Service and are recognized at an event hosted by United Way.
To earn a Varsity Letter in Community Service during any given school year, students must:
Be enrolled in a participating high school
Complete a minimum of 120 hours of community service including:
30 hours of United Way aligned service work
One school-related activity
See FAQs for detailed information regarding eligible volunteer work
Submit verifiable hours/activities
Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0
Pay a $10 application fee
Earning your Varsity Letter in Community Service will not only help your neighbors, school, and community, it will also provide you with a unique and noteworthy achievement to include on college and employment applications. Don’t miss this opportunity!
If you have additional questions after reviewing our FAQs and application materials below, please email, Rose Twombly, or call 973.993.1160, x603.
Additional support from the Corporation for National and Community Service/NJ Volunteer Generation Fund.