COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES LISTED BELOW“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed peoplecan change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has". - Margaret MeadDue Date: Friday, April 21, 2017All verification forms must be turned in by the end of school on Friday, April 21, 2017. Late assignments will not be accepted. Remember, community service hours must be completed during the school year. We encourage all students to turn in the assignment early.
1. Each student must complete at least 5 hours of community service for this project during the current school year.
2. Verification forms must be completed by the supervising organization and turned into the student's PE teacher anytime before the due date.
3. Proof of participation must also be submitted (ie a letterhead/card/flyer from the organization or a photo while participating in the activity).
Community service must be volunteer type work for a reputable non‐profit organization (NOT a business or individual) and beneficial to the community. It can be done in one day, or spread through many. Select an activity that you are interested in and get involved. If you are not sure if a certain activity counts for community service, or you are having difficulty finding something, let your PE teacher know early! Examples of accepted and non‐accepted community service are listed below.
Current Community Service Opportunities
Paul Revere Fun Run, Wed., Mar. 29, during PE - This is a fundraising event for student activities and programs. For every $20 raised through pledges of student participants they will receive one hour of community service credit. Pledges are due by Friday, April 7, 2017 and must be returned to the Main Office in the envelope students will receive on the run day.
Paul Revere Garden and Campus Beautification Work Days, Apr. 1 (9am-12pm Campus Beautification) - Help clean up the campus, care for the garden and animals, and earn community service hours. Parents are expected to be in attendance to assist with supervision. (And...parents who work can earn one "bonus" hour of credit for their child!) Bring water bottle, hat, and gloves. Rain cancels this event.
LA Families Give Back helps families and kids find age-appropriate volunteer opportunities. They have events every week that families can sign up for directly on their website. Go to www.lafamiliesgiveback.org, to help as many kids and families as possible give back to their community.
Safe Place for Youth (SPY)This is a shelter who’s mission is to inspire, nurture, and empower the resilient human spirit of homeless youth by providing immediate and lasting solutions, one young person at a time.
For every item purchased on the wish list and brought in to Mr. Valerio in the Counseling Office, students will receive 1 hour towards their required community service hours. Mr. Valerio will sign off on their community service forms and will deliver the items to SPY. Below is the wink to SPY’s wish list. https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/26B4TLX9DC4AB/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_ws_cr9CybE6T7M06
Ongoing Community Service Opportunities
Paul Revere Garden and Campus Beautification Work Days - Help clean up the campus, care for the garden and animals, and earn community service hours. Parents are expected to be in attendance to assist with supervision. (And...parents who work can earn one "bonus" hour of credit for their child!) Bring water bottle, hat, and gloves. Email Ms. Robertson directly with any questions about the farm and garden: firstname.lastname@example.orgJr. Teen CouncilThe Palisades Rec. Center is starting a Jr. Teen Council this year for Middle School aged children. It's a great way to take a leadership role in the community, help shape the direction of activities and service projects for their age group in the community, and just get involved and have fun. All that plus community service hours.
Heal the Bay - http://www.healthebay.org/get-involved/volunteer/cleanupsTree People - http://www.treepeople.org/volunteerEXAMPLES OF ACCEPTED AND NON-ACCEPTED COMMUNITY SERVICE ARE BELOW:Operation Gratitude - http://www.operationgratitude.com/volunteer/volunteer-info-schedule/
YES NO Horticulture / Garden Work Days Businesses Community Service Club Private Schools Go Green Club Beach Clean Up w/Lifegaurd Beach Clean Up w/Non-profit Only Trash Clean Up around the Neighborhood Assisting teachers at a public school Getting paid to do work Reading or tutoring younger kids at public school Paid tutoring Visiting/entertaining seniors at a convalescent home Pet stores Feeding/caring for animals at a shelter Helping elderly neighbors or grandparents Serving food at a soup kitchen Babysitting Revere's Fun Run Donating used goods/clothing
VERIFICATION OF HOURS:Make sure to get the verification form filled out and signed by the non-profit organization's adult supervisor of the activity (NOT a parent/family member/friend). Remember to to attach proof (i.e., letterhead, card, flyer, photo of participation).
Students who do not complete the required hours will see their PE grade drop one whole letter grade (for instance from an A to B) and/or will receive a "U" in work habits on the 20-week report card.SUGGESTIONS / IDEAS /PLACES TO VOLUNTEER:Boy and Girls ClubYMCAWestside Food BankPrevious Elementary SchoolChurchTempleSenior CentersAnimal ShelterSoup KitchenON CAMPUS DURING LUNCH OR NUTRITION:LibrarySpecial Education ProgramHorticultureGo Green ClubCommunity Service Club