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What Qualifies as Community Service?

Community service activities are unpaid activities that an individual does of his or her freewill which are not a requirement for an internship or employment.  Community service may be done in health care, child care, education, social services, senior citizen services, recreation, crime prevention, community improvement, housing, and public safety. Church related service should be activities outside the normal membership expectations.

The list below are examples and is not considered to be all-inclusive.

Community-based Activities

  • Volunteering for community-based organizations, i.e. fundraisers, clerical, organization, cleaning
  • Helping with silent auctions
  • Working as a blood drive volunteer
  • Serving as a Big Brother/Big Sister
  • Tutoring at Boys and Girls Club
  • Bell ringing for the Salvation Army
  • Coaching Little League teams
  • Assisting with Pancake Day, Trunk or Treat, etc.
  • Serving as an EMT/Volunteer Fireman
  • Helping with Adopt-a-Highway
  • Volunteering with the Smith River Clean up
  • Participating in Relay for Life
  • Serving as a hospital volunteer
  • Volunteering at the Library, Piedmont Arts, Theatre Works
  • Assisting with the Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity, SPCA

Church-Related Activities

  • Working as a community meal volunteer
  • Helping with a clothing or food drive
  • Volunteering on a mission trips
  • Participating in church-sponsored community projects, i.e. Breakfast with Santa, Egg Hunt
  • Assisting with Vacation Bible School Program
  • Providing transportation for programs or services

School-Sponsored Activities

  • Reading to elementary students
  • Organizing or volunteering with drives or projects for community causes
  • Participating with school events such as, plays, promotional events, college nights
  • Assisting with sporting events
  • Serving as an unpaid tutor

Download Community Service Verification Form - pdf

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