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Community Service Program

BVMS - Make Connections with Community Service
Build Our Community. Make a Difference. Impact Our World.
 

COMMUNITY SERVICE STEPS (1. 2. 3.):

1. HOURS: 
  • ALL BVMS Students are encouraged to volunteer unlimited Community Service hours.
  • To be eligible for Outdoor Ed Trips, students are required to complete a minimum number of hours prior to the trip, as follows:  6th (2 hrs), 7th (10 hrs), 8th (10 hrs).
2. OPPORTUNITIES:
  • Click here for opportunities on BVMS campus, in BHUSD schools, and with local community organizations.
3. KEEP TRACK TO GET CREDIT:
  • Service Verification Forms must be completed.  Click here for forms to track all BVMS Community Service. Forms must be signed by authorized supervisor.
  • Individual Activity Cards are available outside room C110. Forms and cards are also available in the main office.  Cards must be signed by authorized supervisor.
  • Completed forms & cards must be turned in and placed in the box labeled "Community Service" in Room C110.
 
 
COMMUNITY SERVICE provides students with the invaluable opportunity to:
  • Show compassion, leadership, creativity, and depth.
  • Learn about caring and social responsibility.
  • Perform service and reflect how you are affected by the act of performing service.
 
 
When you get involved in GIVING BACK to a cause or helping your community in a way that matters to you, the lasting benefits are so rewarding. The satisfaction and pride that comes from helping others can be life-changing. 
 
 
One of our 4-core BVMS values is "Making Connections".  Students are encouraged to explore opportunities that will have a positive impact on campus, in our school district and in our community:
  • On BVMS Campus - Sign Up Outside Room C110
  • At Hawthorne & Horace Mann Elementary Schools - Contact a Teacher directly
  • For Local Community Organizations
 
All BVMS students - 6th, 7th & 8th grade - are required to complete Community Service Hours for their outdoor education trip participation.
 
Please review the Community Service Resource List and download the Community Service Activity Log Forms for your grade to record your hours for this school year 2019-2020.
 

Verification of Hours

Make sure to get the verification form filled out and signed by the non-profit organization's adult supervisor of the activity (NOT a parent/family member/friend).

Support your own community, including: preparing hygiene kits for the homeless, conducting holiday gift drives for families in need, restoring unique ecosystems, and visiting and providing a memento of love and respect to seniors in our community.
 
Click on the organizations to start planning NOW!
 
 
Beach Clean Up

 

 
 

WHAT MATTERS TO YOU?  HOW DO YOU WANT TO GIVE BACK? (Community ServiCE IDEAS)

AnimalsDo you love animals?  Local animal shelters are always in need of volunteers.  Contact a local shelter and speak with a volunteer coordinator to see what help is needed. 

 

Seniors: Our community has many senior citizens who would relish the time and help that a teen could lend. Beverly Hills has senior centers and private nursing home where volunteers are needed. Even a small amount of time with a senior can make a difference. You can help seniors learn how to use a computer and email to stay in touch with their own grandchildren. You could adopt a senior citizen as a “grand-friend” and write letters to them.

 

Elementary Schools:  You can contact your former teachers from Hawthorne and Horace Mann to offer help in the classroom.  Click here to find a teacher at Hawthorne and Horace Mann.  Or contact the PTA.

 

Environment: Do you care deeply about the threats facing our environment and have an interest in helping our community “go green.” Participate in a community cleanup day; or help clear hiking trails or perform beach cleanups.

 

 

 
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Opportunities
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Saturday 12/14:
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Sunday 12/1:  9th Annual Vahagn Setian B2V Memorial 5K Run/Walk
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Thanksgiving Drive
Kindness Checklist