Community Service

Community Service

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Community Service

Volunteer Service Coordinator
Mrs. Ellen Kellar
Sharpsville High School
301 Blue Devil Way
Sharpsville, PA 16150
Contact: ekellar@sharpsville.k12.pa.us
724-962-7861


Community Service Requirements

All students must participate in PRE-APPROVED community service for graduation from Sharpsville High School. Pre-approval comes from the High School Principal or a project pre-approved by the principal. If you have any questions please call the high school office.

The requirements are:

bullet32 hours for graduation
bulletOut of school service/after school hours
bulletNo pay is given for service performed
bulletMust be for a non-profit organization
bulletProject sheet must be submitted forpre-approval
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Volunteer agreement must be signed and on file with a parent/student/supervisor signature
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Students begin to accumulate hours during the summer after completing 8th grade.
bulletAny student enrolled at SHS must complete community service regardless of how long they have been enrolled.

 

SENIORS ONLY can use 15 hours of community service to replace 1 activity. It is recommended that the service be completed at the same agency (hence equal to 1 activity). These hours are to be recorded on a special blue form available in the high school office.

OBJECTIVES:

Make connections between what they are learning from books and what they need to know to function as productive members of a healthy community.

SERVICE WILL HELP YOUTH:

bulletGain a sense of stake in the community.
bulletGain a sense of responsibility and self-worth.
bulletGain important skills such as cooperative work, decision-making, problem solving, planning, etc.
bulletGain exposure to a variety of positive role models and career possibilities.
bulletIncrease their sense of control over their environment.
bulletInteract with people of other ages and backgrounds, spurring their own personal growth.

TRAINING:

Middle School Family & Consumer Sciences class grade 8. Requirements and forms are reviewed. Middle school students also learn communication, decision-making, problem solving, and planning skills necessary to choose projects and satisfactorily perform service.

SUGGESTIONS FOR SERVICE:

Buhl ClubMCARLocal Charities 
Salvation ArmyYMCASanta’s Workshop
Hospital VolunteersRiver WatchersBoy/Girl Scouts
Highway & park cleanupsService ClubsFood banks
RecyclingMeals-on-WheelsLocal libraries
Volunteer Fire DepartmentsElementary TutoringCommunity Projects
Habitat for HumanityUnited WayWalkathons
American Cancer SocietyEarth DayHumane Society
Prince of PeaceHistorical SocietySchool Ushering
Make-a-Difference Day
(October)
Keystone Blind AssociationBooster Club Community Events
 VFW 
   

 

 

 

  Red Cross

Daycare centers Senior Citizen

Quick Links

The following links are useful resources if you are interested in community service. Take some time to check these out!

Corporation for National & Community Service- Learn and Serve. Learn about the basics and get resources.www.learnandserve.org

Corporation for National Service. Administrators of the Americorps program. www.nationalservice.org

National Service-Learning Clearinghouse.    http://www.servicelearning.org  or call 1-800-808-SERV.
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