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Community Bursary Volunteer Hours

4-H PEI and some 4-H Clubs are already registered organizaitons. Members may use volunteer time from 4-H towards their bursary. Volunteer time should not include required project completion time (i.e. your first, required Community Service Project), with the exception of members who are completing the Junior Leadership Project. Other ways to earn Community Bursary Volunteers hours through 4-H could include:
  • Serving as a club representative on your local District Council.
  • Serving on a Provincial 4-H Standing Committee (like the Home Economics Committee) or another ad hoc committee
  • Volunteering at 4-H events like Rural Youth Fair, 4-H Day at Old Home Week, and various district and provincial programs.
  • Volunteering to help with special jobs at the club level and serving as a Junior Leader
  • Etc.

The Community Service Bursary program is designed to:
  • offer Island students in Grades 11 and 12, who plan to attend any post-secondary institution, a bursary in recognition of volunteer work performed in their communities
  • encourage volunteerism, support volunteer organizations and assist young people in achieving their educational goals
  • improve access for youth to attend post-secondary education by offering financial assistance;
  • increase and encourage attendance at post-secondary institutions;
  • provide youth with new experiences in their communities;
  • develop a sense of community responsibility in youth
  • develop career and leadership skills; and
  • provide meaningful services in Island communities.


Prince Edward Island students in grades 11 and 12, who plan to attend a post-secondary institution, are eligible for a Community Service Bursary. Students may register to volunteer as soon as they are promoted to grade 11. The bursary is calculated at a rate of $5 per hour. Students are required to volunteer a minimum of 30 hours or up to a maximum of 100 hours. (30 hrs = $150 and 100 hrs = $500).

A community service bursary is valid for up to one year following graduation from high school. Bursaries will be issued to the post-secondary institution in late November and will be applied to the student’s account.

Participating organizations must be non-profit and non-political. Fund-raising activities do not qualify as volunteer work and the students must not displace paid employees. Volunteer work cannot form part of students' academic studies, be related to extra curricular school activities, school sporting events, and no volunteer hours can be accumulated during school hours.

Student Responsibilities:
  • Finding their volunteer placements from the list of registered organizations posted on this website. They may also request an unregistered organization to register but no volunteer hours can be counted until the organization has received approval.
  • Sign a Student/Organization Service agreement and ensure the organization submits this form to the Department of Innovation and Advanced Learning prior to beginning your volunteer hours (available online).
  • Submit your student information sheet upon graduation from grade 12 to the Department of Innovation and Advanced Learning (available online).

Visit the Community Service Bursary website for more information.


Community Service Bursary Student-Organization Agreement

Community Service Bursary Student-Organization Agreement

*Printable version of this form [85 KB PDF File]

Community Service Bursary Volunteer Hours Form

Community Service Bursary Volunteer Hours Form

*Printable version of this form [79 KB PDF File]

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