Our goal is to train leaders who have a heart for reaching out to others and making their world a better place. We want to be the hands and feet of Jesus.
In addition to showing the character of Christ, participating in community service also equips students for their futures.
In preparation for college application and acceptance, students are encouraged to develop a resume, which should include a wide variety of legitimate community service activities, outside of regular church or school-related opportunities. By participating in community service, students are paving the way for the college admissions process and beyond.
Students in grades 9-12 will be required to complete a minimum of 20 hours each school year for a total of 80 hours upon graduation. Mid-year transfer students will be assigned a required number of hours based on their transfer date. Once service is completed, forms must be signed by a supervisor or sponsor of the agency.
Community Service Hours That Are Acceptable
· Activities which benefit the school or community provided that the community organizations benefiting from the services are non-profit, with the exception of hospitals, nursing homes, or educational activities.
· Activities which render service to individuals who cannot otherwise provide for themselves.
Examples of Approved Activities
· Participating in a service project as a member of a service club or community organization.
· Volunteering at a local hospital, nursing home, etc.
· Volunteering one’s services to individuals, i.e. senior citizens or the disabled.
· Outreach programs of religious organizations and other non-profit organizations, which provide service to the poor, sick, needy, etc.
· Participating in events, i.e., marathons, walks, races, which benefit charitable organizations.
· Volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club.
· Participating in clean up days at BBCA.
Community Service Hours Will Not Be Accepted In Any of the Following Circumstances
· Service for which a student receives compensation.
· Court-directed community service.
· Service that is a prerequisite for employment.
· Service to one’s own family.
· Unsupervised service.
Completion of Community Service Application
Remember to complete the COMMUNITY SERVICE STUDENT VOLUNTEER VERIFICATION FORM and include the student, parent and the supervising agency signatures.