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Volunteer Guidelines

1. There are two options for volunteering

  • Volunteer opportunities must relate to helping people or communities in need.
  • Participating in Advocacy walks, organizing food drives and fundraising will count toward service hours. (see tracking guidelines below)

2. Hours must be tracked and recorded using the Kids Here and There  Tracking Form available here. (link opens PDF of the tracking form).

3. Sample activities include, but are not limited to:   

           
Volunteer Opportunities Service Hour Tracking
Mentoring or Tutoring a Youth Every minute spent mentoring counts toward service time.
Volunteering at a food pantry or soup kitchen Every minute spent volunteering counts toward service time.
Volunteering at a non-profit walk to check in walker/runners, distribute flyers, etc. Every minute spent volunteering/distributing materials counts toward service time.
Organizing a food drive  Every minute spent organizing / distributing materials
counts toward service time.
Participating in non-profit organization walks
(such as the Memory Walk, etc.)
Every minute spent walking / biking, etc. counts
toward service time.
Community organization event, such as a
neighborhood clean-up project
Every minute spent volunteering counts toward service time.

 

4. Students must get approval from their school advisor prior to the activity in which they wish to participate.

5. It is the student’s responsibility to identify activities in which to participate, obtain and complete the form for service hour tracking and submit the form to the appropriate location (ie: your school volunteer coordinator).

6. Hours volunteering with animals DO NOT count toward service hour activities.