Community Service Program

community serviceWhat is community service?

Any activity that gives back to the community. Consider it things that make the world a better place. Even during this difficult time, we can all help our community.

Why do community service?

To improve the world we live in. Community service can be on a local, national or global level.

Do I get credit for doing community service?

Students who complete 20 hours of community service during the school year earn cords at graduation for each year.

How do I get credit?

Go to our Google Classroom of “Community Service” or email Mrs. Carter at ccarter@bhusd.org

Can I use volunteer hours that I’ve been already doing for an outside organization?

Yes, absolutely! Many students volunteer through scouts, churches, synagogues, and other non-profit organizations. All of these hours of service that benefit these organizations can be credited. BV PTA will also give service hour credit for participating in wellness education events and activities.  By learning how to improve your emotional health, you are contributing to the world.

What if I don’t have any ideas of where to volunteer?

Check out all the sections of our “Community Service” page for some great ideas.

Community Service Google Classrooms by Grade:

Grade 8 Google Classroom to track community service hours:  dhlag56

Grade 7 Google Classroom to track community service hours:  li2jt67

Grade 6 Google Classroom to track community service hours:  yleakos

 
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. 
 
 
Two of our 4-core BVMS values is "Make Connections" and "Show Integrity".  Students are encouraged to explore opportunities that will have a positive impact on campus, in our school district, in our community and in yourself:
  • At Hawthorne & Horace Mann Elementary Schools - Contact a Teacher directly
  • For Local Community Organizations
 
 

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.

 

 

Students can earn 1 hour of Community Service by Participating in "Teen Digital Safety" Student Seminar by BV PTA.
 
  • Friday, September 25 at 8:45am for 8th grade students
  • Wednesday, September 30 at 8:45am for 6th and 7th grade students
 
Learn how to responsibly manage your digital footprint, learn about potential consequences and what to do if you receive sexting requests or pornographic photos, and how to help a friend if they are a victim.
 
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