Varsity Letter

About the Varsity Letter in Community Service

The Varsity Letter in Community Service recognizes high school students for their outstanding volunteer work during the year by presenting them with a high school specific varsity letter in community service. Students participating in the program complete 145 hours of volunteer work from May 1 to April 30. All hours are verified by the Labor Participation Committee. There is an awards program held at United Way of Washtenaw County on the first Thursday in June followed by a dessert reception to recognize the students who participate in the program.

Click here to download the application and instructions. The deadline for the application is May 13, 2022.

Benefits for Students

  • Promotes community and school involvement
  • Opportunity for students to earn a varsity letter
  • Scholarship opportunities for seniors
  • Enhances college and scholarship applications
  • Students can learn more about their community and its needs

Basic Requirements

  • Be a student in grades 9-12 in Washtenaw County
  • Complete at least 145 hours of community services between May 1, 2021 and April 30, 2022 (that's only 3 hours per week!)
  • At least 50 of the total hours MUST be in non-school related activities
  • Have at least one school related volunteer activity
  • All volunteer activities must be verifiable

For more information, download the application or contact Rella Bitner at or 734.677.7218.

All 2022 Varsity Letter recipients will receive letter and certificate via mail.