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Why Community Service?

Community service provides students with the opportunity to become active members of their community and can have a lasting, positive, impact on society at large. It enables students to acquire life skills and knowledge; as well as provide a service to those who need it most. Students are encouraged to pursue areas of interest or passion projects based on their own values providing personal satisfaction and joy.
For our high school students, participating not only makes a difference to the organization and people being served, but also to the student. The intrinsic benefits of service aren’t always immediate and some of the most valuable skills a student can bring to any volunteer effort are compassion, an open mind, a willingness to do whatever is needed, and a positive attitude. Community service activities can also enhance student resumes by allowing students to obtain work-related skills prior to graduation, build good references for employers in regard to community involvement, and provides a forum to network with future potential employers.

For our middle school students, performing community service gives students the opportunity to see first-hand just how much their work can have an impact on the world. Many of our students at Seabury volunteer locally at food banks, animal shelters, retirement communities, and serving community meals, to name a few. They get to interact with people who have vastly different backgrounds and learn patience and empathy as they develop a global perspective.

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 Community Service 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 your hours. 
Submit Community Service Hours Form
  • Go to FACTS SIS (RenWeb)
  • Select “Family” in the list of options on the left side of the page
  • Choose the student from the drop-down menu at the top of the Family page (top middle of the page on a computer screen)
  • Service hours should be one of the info boxes on the screen


Opportunities for Community Service Hours


What: Lawrence Memorial Hospital Junior Volunteer Program
Description: For the Summer of 2023, LMH invites high school students who are interested in volunteering in the hospital setting.  Their goal is to bring in 60 high school volunteers for a potential 6-week program.  Besides their Junior program that involves volunteering in the physical hospital space, they also have a way for students to earn volunteer hours for the National Honor Society or any other organization that requires service hours.  In addition, they have an opportunity where students in organizations can donate items and put together patient kindness kits.
For more information: Shane Heiman from LMH will be at Seabury on Wednesday, January 25 at 2:00 pm in Ms. Buckner's classroom

What: Join the Youth Service Coalition
Description: Middle or high school students interested in community service, looking for an opportunity to get involved in the community, and/or in search of leadership and learning opportunities are eligible to join! It is free and student-led, so this is an amazing opportunity for students to get volunteer experience & hours - as well as connect with like-minded people in the Douglas County area. This group provides an opportunity for students to be involved in community service & plan their own service projects!
For more information please click HERE


Looking for more ideas for Community Service? Please check out this website!
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