Service is a value firmly positioned in the mission of Broughton High School. The Community Service Program is designed to teach citizenship skills and the value of serving others. Students are required to complete 25 hours of community service per year, but many students exceed this number. Community service is a requirement for graduation as well as for certain privileges in the next grade level for underclassmen. Service must be for a non-profit 501C3 agency that depends on volunteer assistance. It is preferred that students perform a combination of service to both the school and the community. Check the DAB for upcoming opportunities.
For more information, please see below for details regarding the BHS Community Service Guidelines. Please be advised that students may check with their Caps Class teacher for Community Service updates on hours verified and entered. Forms can be picked up in 1406D, and you may also download forms by clicking on the link below.
Click Here for Community Service Student Report Form
Click Here for GROUP COMMUNITY SERVICE FORM
ON-GOING COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
Alexander Family YMCA 1603 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27605 - call (919) 832-YMCA
Contact: Barbara Longobardo,
Bargain Box 401 Woodburn Rd. (Cameron Village)
Sort Clothing Donations - call: (919) 833-7587
Hours 10am - 6pm Monday-Saturday (3:15 to 6pm on school days)
Must call ahead to volunteer. Identify yourself as a BHS student.
El Pueblo Inc. 4 North Blount Street, Suite 200
Contact: Nayely Perez-Huerta (919) 835-1525
Food Bank of NC 3808 Tarheel Drive
Sort and box food donations
Hours: Saturday 9am-12pm and 1-4pm
Call: (919) 865-3024. Must be age 16.
Interact of Wake County, 1012 Oberlin Road, Raleigh
Pass It On, Too
1012 Oberlin Road
Raleigh, North Carolina 27605
Volunteer at Thrift Store: Pass It On (Monday - Saturday)
Contact: Christina Fiske
Kramden Institute, Inc
Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St.
Help with interactive play activities for children up to age 12
Miracle League of the Triange,
Cyndy Vagle (919) 819-2380
Museums and Public libraries
Please go to the location that is convenient for you and ask for
a volunteer application.
Raleigh Parks & Recreation
Contact: Cindy Trumbower
Volunteer Services Director (919) 996-3292
http://www.raleighnc.gov/, and apply for: Volunteer Opportunities
Salvation Army Community Center- 902 Wake
Forest Rd.- afterschool program and sports
Contact: Chris Kelly (919) 832-6918
Contact: Jan Hill (919) 532-2085
Guidelines to BHS Community Service Program
1. A list of appropriate activities can be found above and may include work for organizations duch as the SPCA, Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity, PUBLIC schools, Crop Walk, Church activities, or Public Libraries.
Babysitting is accepted ONLY for church nurseries or non-profit organizations.
Dog sitting/walking does not count as community service.
A relative cannot be the verifying agent for a student's community service.
2. Community Service Forms must be submitted in a timely and efficient manner. Each form must be placed in the mailbox attached to the CS Office door for verification no later than one month after completion of the work. This applies to Fund Drives also.
All service forms are verified by telephone, so current phone numbers and contact information must be clearly indicated on each form submitted.
Every effort is made to verify service forms rapidly, but service forms that are submitted after May 1st may not be processed until the beginning of the next school year.
3. Privileges such as lunch passes, parking passes, and running for student government are contingent upon successful completion of 25 hours of service for each and every year the student is enrolled at Broughton.
4. Silver Cord Honors may be earned by a senior who has completed an additional 25 hours for at total of 125 hours of community service. The silver cord may be worn at graduation and designates the recipient as a "Community Service Honors" graduate.
5. Broughton Academic Honesty Guidelines apply to community service. If the information submitted on a community service form is found to be UNTRUE, the student will be denied privileges and Silver Cord Honors. Other academic integrity consequences may apply.
6. Prorated community service hours will be required for any student that enrolls DURING the school year.
7. Summer service hours must be turned in for verification by the end of the 1st quarter.
8. The maximum number of hours per day per event will not exceed 10 hours. Travel time is NOT included in the hours worked. Double time is not awarded.
9. SENIORS must turn in ALL their community service by March 6, 2012 in order for the verification process to be completed before graduation. Seniors who miss the deadline cannot be exempt from exams even if they are otherwise eligible and risk not having the required number of hours toward their graduation requirement. Underclassmen hours are due May 1st.
10. Broughton High School offers a number of approved opportunities for community service.
- You can do service for a Teacher or Coach for a total of 5 hours as long as it has been approved by the Community Service office in advance and does NOT include grading papers, test, projects, quizzes, or exams.
- You CANNOT earn service for class activities such as Prom, float building, or Queen of Hearts as these are deemed activities where all student would voluntarily participate.
- A student cannot earn community service during Study Skills, Caps Class, Academic Internship, ISS, or during an academic class since a grade is received for each of these classes.
- Community service cannot be given for any work on an Eagle Scout Project.
- Tutoring must be monitored and verified by the tutored student's teacher or Peer Tutoring Coordinator.
- Fundraising or collection drives that are approved in advance and sponsored by a Broughton Staff member will be available to all students for a MAXIMUM of FIVE (5) hours per year with an attached legitimate receipt and based on the following criteria:
A) A half hour = 5 magazines, 5 cans
B) One hour = $1-$5 value, 10 cans, used coats, blankets
C) Two hours = $6-$10, cell phone donation - with or without charger
D) Three hours = $11-$15
E) Four hours = $16-$20
F) Five hours = $21-$25, 50 cans
Students may check with their CAPS Class teacher for updates on hours verified and entered.