Service Project Instructions & Areas of Focus 2010-2011

FOR SENIORS class of 2011 ONLY

The STUDENT RESPONSE is now an ONLINE FORM! Make sure you have your student id from the top left hand side of your schedule. CLICK HERE to FILL OUT: STUDENT SERVICE RESPONSE FORM

The BLUE ADULT evaluator sheet for filling out at the end of your project is OUTSIDE Ms. Licata's office.

Don't WAIT for your evaluator form to fill out your student response.

Seniors: 25 Hour project - Submit online student evaluation and BLUE adult evaluation form

SUBMIT Evaluator forms to: 1. Ms. Licata's office - the TOP drawer of the desk right outside 2. Your Service Board Rep.

DO NOT GIVE SERVICE SHEETS TO your Religion teacher, Homeroom teacher, or the office!

DUE DATE 1:SUMMER PROJECTS

All Service that was DONE and COMPLETED over the summer  will be collected in HOMEROOM on FRIDAY 9/24/10 in order to count towards their school service project. There is no exception to this.

DUE DATE 2:PROJECTS COMPLETED by END OF CHRISTMAS BREAK

If you COMPLETE your service project between the first day of school and the end of Christmas Vacation you must hand it in by Wed 1/5/11

DUE DATE 3: FINAL DUE DATE FOR ALL PROJECTS IS Friday 4/8/11

If you COMPLETE your service project between 1/6/11 and 4/7/11- The due date is FRI 4/8/11

Q - But Ms. Licata - I have a project setup to start May 1- can I do that?

A- No, your project must be done and complete prior to 4/8/11

Q - Ms. Licata, what do I volunteer all year with my parish CCD program or Hospital Volunteering ends on 5/15?

A - This is OK and will be noted by your Christian Service Board Mentor. YEAR LONG projects that extend past the due date are OK. Most likely you will have completed your minimum hours by the due date.

 

Approved Areas of Focus 2010-2011

IF YOU ARE UNSURE THAT YOUR PROJECT FITS THE CRITERIA

EMAIL ME OR SEE ME ASAP! :)

 

Remember – ask yourself “ IF JESUS CAME BACK TOMORROW - what WOULD HE TEND TO FIRST???

Choose INTERACTIVE SERVICE – service that is interacting with people in need, in community with others, etc.  -

READ CAREFULLY. Things that do not count as part of the IHA Christian Service Program:

  

 

Service to/through the School

 Service & Ministry through the School

See Ms. Licata for more Details

Service through teaching or mentoring Children

 Service for Homeless/Hungry

NEW! Service through Mission Work

 Service through the arts

Service related to a particular cause

Volunteering with any organization committed to curing all types of illness or committed to being a voice for others (Ex: American Cancer Society, Respect Life office, Leukemia/Lymphoma society, etc)

AGAIN it must be interactive - volunteering in an office for your hours would not fit the criteria for the IHA service program

 *This works by  making a commitment to a certain organization and fulfilling the minimum hour requirement through serving the organization

Service through Your Parish Youth Group

(NOT FUNDRAISING – selling things to raise $ for the group, or an organization)

Things that can count are 30-hour famine projects, interactive service projects

Attending youth group meetings does not count

Service through C.A.R.E.

INTERACTIVE Service projects such as Spectrum for Living, Adopt a Grandparent, Summer Outreach projects, etc.

 Fundraising activities through C.A.R.E. are not a match for your project. In School selling, bake sales or any time related to these will not count for a school service project. Certain things will count for C.A.R.E. and not for your project.

*Choose interactive service work that you KNOW you can fulfill your hour requirement with

Service through Sports

Service through Healthcare

Important Note: Do not count on this as a service project until after you have spoken to someone AT THE HOSPITAL and you are clear about the requirements with that SPECIFIC Facility, AND you have a SCHEDULE for your hours. IF you have been calling and calling without a response - CHOOSE A NEW PROJECT!

Service with the Elderly

Service Through the IHA Christian Service Board

 Service through your parish/your old Catholic grammar School

You can get involved with parish organizations – i.e. – volunteer with parish senior citizens, volunteer with your parish school, midnight runs, other service opportunities offered through your parish.

 **Make sure you can fulfill your hour requirement through your parish (i.e. – don’t just randomly help out with the parish picnic  without focus or purpose to a theme)

 *Things that do not count for this are altar serving, singing with a music group, pre-existing things you already do

Service to Animals or the Environment

THESE PROJECTS MUST BE APPROVED by MS. LICATA BEFORE YOU START. Please come see Ms. Licata ASAP if you intend to use this as your area of focus

 

 

 OR......

Create your own project! This is the fun part – come to Ms. Licata, or email ideas/proposals to CampusMinIHA@aol.com

 

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