Community Service Opportunities
Students are required to complete 30 hours of community service (with non-profit organizations) for graduation. Attached you will find a list of local agencies where you may choose to complete your community service requirement. These are only suggestions and the listing information may change from time to time as these agencies needs change. At the bottom of this page you will find information on current community service opportunities that are available.
In addition to the agencies and opportunities listed there are many more opportunities available to you both in school and in the community. One valuable resource is available through the United Way web site (www.uwberks.org). By registering with Volunteer Solutions, you can easily locate upcoming volunteer opportunities and receive email notifications of activities available through the United Way.
School clubs and athletic teams also often offer opportunities for community service. In addition, the music department often provides opportunities for community service. If you are a member of a church, synagogue or other religious organization, you may have opportunities for community service activities through these organizations as well.
When participating in a community service activity, please be sure to have the Activity Coordinator or Supervisor sign your community service form. Forms are available in the Guidance Office and should be returned upon completion of the activity.
We hope these resources will help you begin your search for meaningful community service activities. If you have any questions regarding the process, please contact your Guidance Counselor.
CURRENT COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIESSTARS Program - Summer Volunteers Needed: Volunteers are needed to teach youth with disabilities vocational, social and recreational skills. Must be 18 years old.Reading Hospital Teen Volunteer Workgroup
· Students must be at least 15 years old
· Students meet for 2 hours once a month in The Friends’ volunteer room
· Students work on different projects from patient packets to patient tray favors
· Students must register for the program
· During flu season students must provide proof of immunization
· Volunteer Services Office runs this program 484-628-8477 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Summer Youth Volunteer Guide -United Way’s Volunteer Center connects people with volunteer opportunities throughout the community. We’re pleased to announce a variety of summer youth volunteer opportunities. Attached to this e-mail is the Summer Youth Volunteer Opportunities guide, which provides a brief description of the opportunities available for youth, as well as agency contact information. If you’re interested in learning more about these volunteer activities, or volunteer opportunities for all ages throughout the community, visit www.uwberks.org and click on Volunteer Solutions. United Way’s Volunteer Center may be reached at 610-685-4574.
- Shady Hollow Assisted Riding
Challenger Basketball Berks - Volunteers needed to help with basketball league for special needs youth beginning in November
Volunteer at Aaron's Acres SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM (A CAMP FOR CHILDREN WHO HAVE SPECIAL NEEDS)