What is the Silver Cord Service Program?

Seniors who have completed 160 hours of volunteer service during their high school career will be awarded the SILVER CORD to wear and be recognized at graduation for their service to the community (similar to the gold honor cord). 

Why the Silver Cord Service Program?

To encourage, recognize, and reward volunteerism and community service, the Silver Cord Program will encourage students to make contributions to their community through service.  Students will not only benefit the community, but will develop their own leadership and citizenship skills.  This is a self directed program.  The student is responsible for turning in all of their hours. 

Who is 6:8?

 6:8 is a non-profit organization based in Sauk Prairie started in 2010. 6:8 is “transforming communities by making service personal.”  We are interested in involving the High Schoolers in giving of the numerous blessings they have, including their time and talents.  In return we hope the high schoolers are blessed by their experience of serving those around them.

How do students achieve the Silver Cord?

Silver Cord Service Program

Requirements & Ideas for Service

Volunteer activities must meet the following requirements:


     The following are ideas that would be acceptable to fulfill service hours:


You may propose your own ideas for service.  If you do not see your idea on the above list, we recommend you get your service idea approved ahead of time so you can be sure it will count.  You can talk to or call 608-561-8468 or email 68@makingservicepersonal.org and explain what you would like to do to receive approval. 


All service hours submitted must be approved by the Silver Cord Advisors.

Forms & Documents

Silver Cord Overview

Silver Cord Registration Form

Service Verification Form

Log of Volunteer Hours

Scholarship Application

Important Dates

Volunteer Opportunities

HS Mission Trip = 35hrs

(Click for Details)

The Pines Senior Living 

There are many opportunities & flexibility for volunteering 


Maplewood Sauk Prairie

There are many and various opportunities for volunteering


6:8 Garden 

Mon & Wed 8am-10am

April-Oct (Sign-up to help)

Community Meals

    2nd & 4th Wed of the month

    (Click to sign-up to help)


6:8 Admin Work

If you enjoy administration type work and would like to set up some times to help out around the 6:8 office:

call 608-561-8468 or email 68@makingservicepersonal.org

6:8 Calendar of Events

(Click to get full Calendar)