We are connected to many service oreganizations in our community. Below are several groups that continually need our help. Don't forget to take yor site verification form / service hour form when you volunteer!
Volunteers needed for Football Games
Please fill out the following form if you are interested in volunteering to paint faces and sell blankets at home football games this fall. Please select which of the following days you would like to volunteer: 9/20, 10/11, 10/25 (This is a google form, please click the hyperlink above to sign up.)
First Christian Church of Canton - rEcess
We are BIG believers in providing respite nights to families with children with disabilities (ages 15 and under), so we have partnered with an organization called rEcess in order to be able to offer respites more often!
If you, or someone you know, have a child with a disability, we want to give you a night off! We will offer a respite night on the first Friday of every month coordinating with a school year calendar. Children with special needs are paired one on one with a friend whose sole objective is to make rEcess the best night of their week. rEcess is also a break for our siblings to have lots of fun and connect with other siblings who understand whats its like to have a brother or sister with special needs. We have dedicated sibling volunteers and programming just for siblings!
In order to offer respite to families, we also need the help of dedicated volunteers. If you have any interest in serving these families by being a buddy to a child with a disability, or their sibling, consider volunteering at rEcess. The experience you receive will compare to nothing else you have ever done and the blessing of a night off to these parents is priceless! No experience is needed—we provide training and a meal to all volunteers!
Here’s how to register as a guest or volunteer:
1. Visit RECESSHUB.COM.
2. Click the blue “Create an account” button and enter your basic information (see below).
3. Once you click “Sign Up,” check your email to confirm your account.
4. Log in to your new rEcess account, and register for any upcoming event.
Next event: Fri, Sep 6, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Interact Club and Rotary International
Rationale for Community Service/Service LearningI shall pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
~ Mahatma Gandhi
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
In the International Studies Schools Network, students are prepared to be active global citizens by engaging directly with local, national, and international communities. To be honest, though, most people who serve others say they learn the most about themselves in the process.
What is community service?
When you make a donation (of goods, time, or sweat) that benefits another person or organization, that’s community service. This category can include things that you do outside of school (volunteering at an assisted living center, offering free childcare at your church, making sandwiches for homeless people, volunteering at an animal shelter, caring for community gardens, participating in a holiday-related event like Thanksgiving with Caritas or “Coats for Kids,” etc.) and school-related activities (canned food drives, GPS volunteerism opportunities, etc.)
What is service-learning?
This is a learning strategy that asks students to apply knowledge and skills from school to research, identify, and address community needs. This scenario focuses as much on the learner and the process as the intended recipient. In service-learning, the student is often the designer/organizer of the experience.
Site Visit Verification Form - Print one of these forms to take to your service project. Your advisor/leader MUST sign and date this form. Once you have finished your service, turn in this form (signed and COMPLETELY filled out) to the the International Studies Office (R100) or to Ms. Stone (also in R100).