Guidelines for Acceptable Hours
- Services performed at non-profit camps for no financial compensation will count as community service.
- In general, hours spent coaching youth sports will count as community service.
- Tutoring provided at non-profit schools or organizations will count as community service.
- An unpaid, non-credited internship that takes place at a non-profit organization will count as community service.
- Students are encouraged to combine their personal skills and interest with their service requirements. ·
- Coordination of fundraising activities for non-profit organizations and services such as daycare centers, retirement homes, animal hospitals, or nature parks will count as community service
- Students are encouraged to make a more substantial commitment to at least one organization rather than a series of one-time events. Examples of these commitments include tutoring at an elementary or high school, facilitating a reading group at a library, volunteering at a botanical garden, leading activities for elderly residents at a nursing home or hospital, and serving meals at a homeless shelter or soup kitchen.
- Hours must be turned in within seven (7) business days after completion
Limitations on Community Service Hours
- Service completed for a for-profit organization will not be considered community service.
- Volunteer work done solely to promote a particular religious point of view will not be considered community service. For example, teaching Sunday school will not be considered as service hours. Activities through a religious organization must be service to a broader community, such as work at a soup kitchen, a project that benefits the community at large for example a park clean-up, in order to receive service credit.