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Vision, Guidelines, and more

VISION
 
Part of the vision of Bishop Seabury Academy is “to promote a sense of responsibility for self and respect for others as members of the community.” Seabury believes that community service is a crucial aspect of building this respect. Service connects every student to the local and global community, engenders a greater sense of identity and integrity, and unifies the student body. Furthermore, service projects introduce students to important social issues and give them the opportunity to participate and to create improvements in the greater society. Ideally, this continued and consistent service obligation will generate a positive orientation towards community involvement and a sense of civic responsibility.
Any project, local or international, will count towards Community Service hours if it fulfills all the following requirements:
  • It is not for self-benefit including work done for a grade, financial benefit, or material benefit.
  • Community Service hours must be an activity that addresses a social or civic issue or a professional area of interest.
  • It requires more than 30 minutes to complete.
  • It requires suitable effort or engagement.
  • The action is approved by the Community Service Director.
  • Each service effort must be submitted via the Online Form on this site.  All fields must be completed.
  • Seniors who graduate without completing 30 hours of service total for each of their years at Seabury will have their diplomas withheld until those hours are accomplished.
Please click on the Online Form below to submit your hours.
  • You will need to provide an email address for an adult who was on-site with you who can testify to your work.
  • The Community Service Director will enter you hours. 
 
  • Go to FACTS SIS (Renweb)
  • Click on the three bars in the upper left-hand corner of the Home page
  • Select Students.
  • Click on your student's name.
  • You will see a box on the right side of the page labeled "Service Hours".

 

 
Volunteer Opportunities with Lawrence Habitat for Humanity
Updated March 22, 2021
 
Hello Habitat Volunteers –  
We have a couple of volunteer opportunities coming up.  Please reply here if you can assist us with any of them. 
 
Spring Spruce Up Day for Seniors - Saturday, April 10th - 12:45pm-4pm 
We are looking for team leaders and crew members to do an outdoor spring spruce up day for our Aging in Place seniors.  
 
Here’s what we need to help make this event a success:  
Pick-up truck: each team will need a pick-up truck.  The driver will pick up the extension ladder, haul the ladder between houses and return it at the end of the day.  
Extension ladder: each team will need an extension ladder for cleaning the gutters.  
Team leader: each team will have a team leader who will have a few extra tasks including:  
  • Picking up supplies for team at 12:30 from the Habitat office (clip board, volunteer waivers, first aid kit, yard bags, string/twine, water bottles, sanitizer, etc.)  
  • Collecting a signed waiver from each volunteer before beginning work at the first house.  
  • Returning supplies at the end of the day.  
Volunteers:  
  • One volunteer on each team needs to be comfortable on a ladder cleaning 1st floor gutters (involves using gloved hand to remove the debris)  
  • Another volunteer on each team will hold and help move the ladder  
  • The rest of the volunteers on each team will be raking beds & under bushes.  Volunteers age 13-15 can join on this task and must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.  
Age:   
  • Volunteers age 13-17 must have a waiver signed by a parent to participate  
  • Volunteers age 13-15 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian and can only do the raking work.  
If you are interested in helping us out on Saturday, April 10th, please reply here to let us know the following:
  • Do you have a pick-up truck you could drive that day to transport an extension ladder?  
  • Do you have an extension ladder we could use that day?  
  • Do you have rakes? if so, how many?  
  • Do you have any paper leaf bags (must be paper, not plastic) that you want to donate? if so, how many?  
  • Are you willing to volunteer for the day (12:45-4:00pm)?  
  • Are you willing to be a team leader?  
  • Are you comfortable standing on an extension ladder to clean out the gutters (must be at least 16 years old)?   
  • Do you have leather palmed or sturdy gloves?  
The number of pick-up trucks, extension ladders & team leaders we can round up will help determine how many teams we can have and how many seniors we will be able to serve.  
 
Lawn Maintenance for Seniors: We are piloting a new program providing seniors with lawn maintenance.  We partner volunteers with a senior household and the volunteers provide their own lawn mower and gas and keep their lawn trimmed throughout the year.  If you are interested in learning more about this pilot program, please let me know. 
 
Habitat House #104: We are getting closer to getting the schedule of this build up on VolunteerUp.  We plan to build Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 9am – 3pm.  I will send an email out when that schedule has been posted on VolunteerUp – so you can sign-up to join our construction crew. 
 
Erin Schmidt  (she/her)
Family Services & Outreach Manager
Lawrence Habitat for Humanity
785.832.0777 x301