Silver Cord of Service Award Program

The purpose of Lincoln High School’s Silver Cord of Service Award program is to instill within students the importance of community service and encourage them to invest in their own education and in their community on a regular basis during their high school years.

What is the Silver Cord program?

The Silver Cord of Service Award is a distinguished volunteer service award available to all Lincoln High School students. To qualify for this award, students must complete a minimum of 40 hours of community service/volunteering during every year of high school, for a total of at least 160 hours on or before May 1st of their senior year. Silver Cord of Service Award recipients will receive a special honor cord to wear during graduation as recognition of their outstanding achievement.

ALHS Silver Cord of Service Program Guidelines

Why should a student participate?

Participation in the Silver Cord program encourages volunteerism and allows students to experience the joy of giving back to their community. Volunteering can provide a constructive use of time, foster the exploration of career interests, support youth seeking employment and college admission, and give new graduates the confidence to serve in leadership roles after high school.

How does a student find out about volunteer opportunities?

To keep informed of Silver Cord qualifying events, join their text messaging group for free by texting the code @6GF2G2 to the number 81010.

LHS Silver Cord – Pre-Approval Form

LHS Silver Cord – Verification of Hours Form

LHS Silver Cord – Documentation of Hours Form
For more information about Lincoln High School’s “Silver Cord of Service” Program:

Please contact Cara Graziano, Lincoln’s Community Schools Coordinator, via email ( or phone (515-242-7500)


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