Due to COVID-19 restrictions, UAHS will NOT be required to do summer service hours in 2020. However, we have relaxed the rules that govern service-learning, so if you are working toward the President’s Volunteer Service Award or the Senior Service Honor Cord, you should still endeavor to engage in service and record your hours!
All volunteer activities are subject to the UA Rules for Community Service:
Completed without pay.
Completed for someone other than a family member.
Completed for the school, a service agency, or individuals who are incapacitated.
Youth in the Booth does not count as community service, unless you have donated your pay and can produce a receipt.
All political activities must be non-partisan (i.e., working for the League of Women Voters or Get Out the Vote. NOT - working for a specific campaign for a candidate)
Extended service trips/camps can receive a maximum of 18 hours per day. This includes 6th grade camp (maximum of 48 hours for 6th grade camp).
In light of social distancing requirements, here are some additional ideas on activities that will qualify during this time:
Assisting neighbors with childcare, grocery shopping or picking up prescriptions
Making face masks for your neighbors
Ideas for virtual service:
Need help with posting your hours on x2Vol?
Questions? Contact Jeanne Gogolski, Career Development/Service-learning Coordinator [email protected]
SUGGESTED COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
If you need some ideas about who to help and where to serve, check out the section called “Opportunities” in x2VOL. Don’t see anything that interests you? You can also go to Hands On Central Ohio and use their search to find other volunteer opportunities in areas like homelessness, hunger, tutoring and animal welfare to name a few. Another great website to find service opportunities is JustServe.org where it is easy to find locations within 5 miles of Upper Arlington.
If you have any questions, please contact Jeanne Gogolski, Career Development/Service-Learning Coordinator at [email protected].