Community Service

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Changing Tomorrow's Community Service Initiative 

 

Community Service is a graduation requirement for Weymouth High School. It is intended to prepare students for active citizenship as part of the WHS 21 initiative. Community service is an opportunity for students to become active citizens by developing an appreciation for the responsibility we all have as citizens to contribute to the improvement of the communities in which we live. In doing so, students will also have the opportunity to enhance their personal growth, build self esteem and develop their social skills.    

Weymouth Public Schools and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation (NEPCF) have teamed to celebrate student volunteers as part of NEPCF's Celebrate Volunteerism initiative.

Current community service opportunities are listed in the Daily Announcements and in the Community Service section of the WildcatConnect app.  Students may also visit the Community Service Information area in the Library and in the VIP Room (room 127) to get information on current opportunities and/or to sign up to participate when necessary.  Community Service forms are also available in these areas as well as a list of approved organizations.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

CarePacks, Help Support our Troops!
Volunteers are needed to assist with sorting and packing for CarePacks. Help Support our troops. Packing dates are: June 9, 2018, September 22, 2018/November 17, 2018. Sorting is from 6-8pm on the three Monday nights prior to the packing date. CarePacks is located at 104 Pond St, Weymouth, MA 02190. Please contact info@carepacks.org to for more information and sign up.

Wessagusset 5K Road Race
Volunteers are needed to assist with the Wessagusset Road Race on Sunday, June 3, 2018 from 7:30am-11:30am. Volunteers will help with set up/clean up, directing runners on the course, and manning the water tables. Contact Katie Norton: wessagusset5K@gmail.com to sign up.

CPR Certification Course
WHS students may earn community service hours either by earning their certificate for CPR or assisting at the event. Expectations include assistance immediately after school setting up, check-in, healthy snack/water pick-up/set-up, break-down and other duties as identified at the event. Both participants and volunteers must sign up at: https://tinyurl.com/y8dv765t

Full Steam Ahead! Set up and Event Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed to help with set up, clean up and to assist with the Full Steam Ahead Event at the WHS on Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 2:30pm-8pm. Please sign up athttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdNaZ_nxwkbRJo9x1j6AnxRRK8Sjwnn9BWgn5gFupoHTlwrzw/viewform Please register as a 'volunteer' under other. Contact: Betsy Harris: elizabeth.harris@weymouthschools.org for other event planning volunteer opportunities.

Relay for Life at WHS
Save the date of Saturday, June 16th, 2018 for the Relay For Life. We are currently looking or students to help organize the event and also students to form teams and fundraise. You can form a team online at: www.relayforlife.org/WeymouthMA (free to register). Interested students should contact diane.nicholson@cancer.org for more information on how to get involved. All are welcome!

Tufts Library READ to BEAD Program
Student volunteers are needed to assist with the Read to Bead Summer Program at the Tufts Library. For more information and sign up, please visit:

https://www.weymouth.ma.us/teens/pages/volunteer-summer-2017

The Wall That Heals visiting Union Point
The Wall that Heals, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica visiting Union Point

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 4pm-8pm

Thursday, July 26, 2018-Sunday, July 29, 2018 7am-11am 10am-2pm 1pm-5pm 4pm-8pm

We are in need of volunteers to assist with The Wall That Heals: escort guests to and from the parking area; make guests feel welcome; show guests how to find a name on TWTH; direct them to the mobile Education Center; and other simple, but important, tasks as needed. Volunteers must attend a brief mandatory training session on Wednesday, July 25 at 5:00pm. At that time, you will be provided instructions on how to help guests. Upon arrival to your shift, you will be provided with a lanyard and badge for identification. You may sign up for as many shifts as you like. Thank you. Sign Up: Barbara Hughes: barbara.hughes@bmc.org or (617) 529-3080