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Community Service Activity

As you remember in order to receive a passing grade in this course you must either complete a community service activity or complete a final research paper. The information below is designed to help get you started on the community service activity. Information on the research paper will be distributed at a later date.

What is community service?

Community service is an activity that you volunteer for that in some way benefits members of you community. Community service is NOT meant to benefit for profit organizations and businesses. Working is NOT community service. Community service includes activities such as:

  • volunteering in a hospital.
  • volunteering in a local lawmakers office.
  • volunteering in a youth center or day care center.
  • volunteering in a local community center like a library.
  • volunteering to work with children, tutoring or coaching.

See the attached list as a partial resource of possible community service locations. Please feel free to be original and seek out new locations and ideas.


How do I find out if my community service activity is acceptable?

All students must receive my signature on their community service logs before beginning service. This way I know and you know if it is acceptable.


How much time do I have to volunteer?

The community service time requirement is 25 hours.


When does my community service have to be done?

Community service does not include volunteer work done prior to January 29th. You must do all 25 hours between January 31, 2000 and June 5, 2000.


Can I get paid for my community service?

Generally the answer would be no. The idea here is to volunteer your time to help out, not to get a job. There may be some situations where payment may be acceptable. Please see me if you have a question.

 

How do I show that I have successfully completed my community service?

Have your service supervisor or contact fill out and sign the attached sheet.


What other requirements do I have to fulfill?

All students must write a 2-3 page typed report describing and evaluating their experience. The report should include the following:

  • You prejudgments about the service activity.
  • A thorough description of the activity.
  • An evaluation of the activity and its effectiveness in the community.
  • What you got out of participating in a community service activity (besides a passing grade!)

In order to complete community service you must fill in the sheet below.


Community Service Activity

Service Verification Log Sheet

Students Name ___________________________________________________________

Place of Service ___________________________________________________________

Address ________________________________________________________________

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Title of volunteer position, if any ______________________________________________


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To be signed and completed by service supervisor.

I hereby affirm that the information completed above is true. The student named on this sheet successfully completed _____________ hours of community service under my supervision,

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