THE COMMUNITY NEEDS YOU! There are many organizations looking for volunteers just like YOU! A list of summer Community Service Opportunities is available HERE. On the list that is linked, you will find opportunities available as well as details on how you need to follow up! There are many organizations who need young people during the summer, so do get involved!
Overview of Groves Service Requirement: Students are required to complete 10 hours of service during the trimester that they take Health class (usually junior or senior year). 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 Awardas 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 will be available in January 2016 and will reference hours completed from January 2015 through December 2015.
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