Volunteer. It's good for you.
THE COMMUNITY NEEDS YOU!
There are many organizations looking for volunteers just like YOU! A list of Community Service Opportunities is available HERE. You will find a list of opportunities as well as instructions on how to connect to them.
There are lots of places to get involved (details are on the list linked above):
Saturday School at Berkshire (Saturdays 9-11)
Help tutor students and offer homework help to students of all ages and abilities. Volunteers are matched according to subject area comfort level.
Birmingham Education Foundation Garage Sale at Berkshire Middle School (April 16-19)
Join other community volunteers at this important annual event. Volunteers will sort donated items and perform other tasks in support of the sale. Information on specific times is in the above attachment.
Consider joining a warehouse team at their Oak Park location to help sort donated food items. Volunteers are needed almost daily with a variety of available shifts. Visit www.forgottenharvest.org for more information.
South Oakland Shelter Global Youth Services Day (Saturday, April 18th)
Join SOS as they work to build bike racks and a community garden at their Lathrup Village Facility!
Shades of Pink Walk at the Detroit Zoo (Saturday, April 25th)
Join other members of the Groves community as they participate in this event to help raise funds for Shades of Pink, an organization that helps individuals who have breast cancer in meeting their basic needs. To join the Groves team, you can visit the link HERE where you will pay your $25 registration fee.
Overview of Groves Service Requirement:
Students are required to complete 10 hours of service during the trimester that they take Health class. Additional hours are also required for membership in the National Honors Society, and service projects are often supported through classrooms, teams, and other school groups. All of this involvement helps develop you as a community steward and increases your appeal to NHS, scholarship boards, leadership opportunities, employers, future colleges, and more! Extensive service also makes you eligible for the President's Volunteer Service Award.
THE PRESIDENT WANTS TO HONOR YOU!
The President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation created the President’s Volunteer Service Award as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service. This award recognizes individuals that have achieved a certain number of hours served over a 12 month period. Any student in grades 9-12 who has made a significant impact in meeting the needs of their community by completing over 100 hours of service may apply for this award. Award recipients receive a certificate, award pin, and letter from the President.
Applications instructions are available HERE and will reference hours completed from January 2014 through December 2014.
Please take a peek Birmingham’s Community Ed page for additional learning opportunities:
For more information on things service-related, contact
Mrs. Christine Geoghegan at 248-203-3509.