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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

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What: DAISY Studios, Inc. & Dance Hues Spring Carnival
When: Saturday, June 1 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Who: all Seabury students and their families
Where: Dance Hues Studio, 1414 N 3rd St
Details: There are various tasks in 2-hour time slots
To sign up: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/60B0C4BA4AD2AA13-49375476-spring

Be More Like Claire, a local organization that does work in promoting healthy relationships and violence prevention. To find out more about the following volunteer opportunities, please email: Nicole Malcome (outreach@bemorelikeclaire.org) for more information and to sign up.

What: Be More Like Claire office assistant work
When: Flexible times
Who: Any student  who can pay attention to detail and perform jobs like cutting and folding neatly and independently
Where: Flexible, likely at Seabury or at Be More Like Claire (2518 Ridge Ct, Suite 212)
Details: This task would include cutting sticker sheets, folding Zines, cutting/folding brochures, etc

What: Be More Like Claire tabling volunteer
When: Times vary; example include 2nd Saturday of the month at the Farmer's market and April 6th at Kennedy Early Childhood Center
Who: Any student  who can share information and talk to strangers about what they have
Where: Locations vary

What: Be More Like Claire Sunday Funday volunteer
When: Sunday, April 28, approx noon-6:00pm
Who: Any student who can assist with set up and take down of the event
Where: Abe & Jake's Landing, 8 E 6th St
Details: This event is from 2-4:30pm; volunteers could help with the entire event or set up a shorter shift

What: Be More Like Claire Pride Parade volunteer
When: Parade is scheduled for Saturday, June 1, specific volunteer timing would depend on the work selected
Who: Any student
Where: Some set up at Be More Like Claire (2518 Ridge Ct, Suite 212); parade will be downtown

What: Be More Like Claire Give Back Bash
When: Saturday, June 15, 6pm
Who: Any student
Details: Volunteer opportunities include preparation leading up to the event as well as set up/other jobs during the auction.

What: Run the concession stand at home soccer games this spring
When: Dates vary, see SignUp Genius for specifics
Who: Any BSA student (and/or parent)
Where: Seabury Family Field, just outside the south door that leads to Reese Hall
Details:  Students must be comfortable handling money and inventory.
To sign up: Use this link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A094AA4AC22A6FB6-48675372-spring#/

What: Lawrence Memorial Hospital Junior Volunteers
When: Year round, flexible according to student schedule. Students must commit to a minimum of 40 hours of service.
Who: Students aged 14 and older who pass a TB screening and have up to date flu, COVID, Hep B, MMR, Tdap, and Varicella vaccinations
Where: Lawrence Memorial Hospital
Details: Volunteers commit to one shift a week for a minimum of 2 hours. Students can change their schedules each semester as needed. There is an onboarding process, including medical screening and training, that takes 4-6 weeks before students may begin volunteering.
To sign up: https://volunteer.lmh.org/pages/app/ALLVOL
For more information: Contact Shane Heiman, Volunteer Services Supervisor, Shane.Heiman@LMH.org

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