CCA Community Service Plan
- 20 hours of service per year must be completed for each school year of high school attendance at CCA.
- Obtain the required form from the school website or the office.
- Discuss your plan with the High School Principal for approval before you begin your community service.
- Submit community service documentation each quarter to the High School Principal.
- Graduates must submit their final quarter documentation by May 10.
Suggested Categories for Service
- Service to Youth: Provide leadership, guidance, and activities for the youth in your community. Example: lead or assist children’s programs within your church, Toys for Tots, volunteer at hospitals, volunteer at camp, YMCA, Operation Christmas Child
- Quality of Life: Work towards improving the standard of living for the residents of your community. Example: food collection drives, soup kitchen, Crisis Pregnancy Center, Salvation Army, Thrifty Shopper, SPCA
- Service to Senior Citizens: Provide opportunities for senior citizens to enhance independent living or assist with promoting a quality life. Example: home visits, assist with reading and writing letters, Meals on Wheels
- Health/Safety: Volunteer services to promote the health, welfare, and safety of the residents of your community. Example: Relay for Life, Red Cross, volunteer firefighter, March of Dimes
- Developmentally Disabled and/or Physically Disabled: Volunteer your services in an effort to improve and enrich the lives of the mentally and physically disabled. Example: assist in group homes, JM Murray Center, collect toys and/or art supplies
- Environment/Historical Preservation: Volunteer Preservation: Volunteer our services to promote and encourage the preservation of the environment and/or the protection of historical sites. Example: community beautification projects, museums, historical research, community clean-up
- Arts/Culture: Volunteer your services to encourage the growth of the arts in your community. Example: help with exhibitions, auctions, usher at fundraising events, lead or assist worship, community band
“What counts, what does not”
- Service may be volunteered to the school, local church, and/or the community.
- Students must perform volunteer service on their own time.
- Students must not be paid for service rendered.
- Volunteer service involving academic requirements for a class will not count.
- Service rendered as a prerequisite for employment will not count.
- Attendance at self-improvement workshops or conferences or competitions will not count.
- Fundraising for non-profit organizations or charities will count.
- Service may not be preformed for a student’s family or for a profit making organizations, except institutions like hospitals, nursing homes, or humane society.
- Service performed as a result of disciplinary action taken by the school or court cannot count.
- Participation in varsity or junior varsity athletics and regularly scheduled arts performances does not constitute volunteer service.
- Service done in the summer will not count.
- Non-profit summer camps will count as long as the service hours are done during the school year.
- Students will get 6 hours of credit when volunteering for a whole day.
- School service days will count as a whole day (6 hours).