Service in the time of COVID
Spring Service Project 2022
- Freshmen and Sophomores must complete three hours of service.
- Juniors and Seniors must complete six hours of service.
- If a student works at an off-campus organization four or more times, she must obtain a letter and/or time sheet from that organization verifying her hours. If a student works at home a picture of yourself doing service is required for verification.
- All students must write a service reflection as part of their project. The reflection can be the usual three questions from the verification form or other questions designed by your theology teacher.
- Your Spring Service Project is due Monday, April 11th(Blocks D, E, F, G) or Tuesday, April 12th (Blocks A, B, C) to your Theology teacher.
|1. Give blood There are many organizations that are running safe blood donation centers. (One hour)|
|2. Make hygiene bags or sack lunches for people experiencing homelessness You must make at least 10 bags.Each hygiene bag must contain at least five items from the following:shampoo, conditioner, comb, toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, deodorant, razor, floss, snack, lotion. (One hour)|
|3. Zoom tutoring or with the elderly You can help a child struggling with their homework or talk to an elderly person who is lonely. Contact any school or nursing/retirement center. Must be at least one hour. (30 minutes: must do 2 sessions) For verification purposes, a screenshot picture or email confirmation is required.|
|4. Send a petition Find an online petition about a cause you care about or is politically urgent at this time. Research the topic, type a one paragraph synopsis of the topic, include the link to the petition, and email it to Ms. A (firstname.lastname@example.org)who will forward it to the Ramona community. Twice only. Due Friday, March 4th. (One hour)
These are the places to look for petitions. Change.org will not be accepted.
|5. Go grocery shopping for an elderly or immune-compromised person. Many people in this demographic don’t feel safe in stores. You can help! Twice only. (One hour)|
|6. Beach cleanup/community garden. You can pick up trash on the beach safely if the beach is not crowded and you can socially distance yourself. Plant a community garden or clean up a park organized by a local park. This includes hiking trails. (Hours vary)|
|7. Cook a meal You can cook a healthy meal for your family or another family to help with parents who are stressed out. It must include three things: a main dish, salad or vegetable, and starch or dessert. Twice only. (One hour)|
|8. Alexandria House You can cook a meal with your friends and deliver it to Alexandria House homeless shelter for women and children. Email Alejandra at email@example.com to sign up for a date. Your theology teacher has the flyer with more details. (Two hours)|
|9. Ramona Community Service/ Campus Ministry This includes retreats, prayer services, peace and justice activities, school events, environmental activities and anything else that helps the Ramona Community as well as outside church activities. (Hours vary)|
|10. Advocacy/Research/Donation Research a social justice organization of your choice and type a half page essay describing what they do. Make a donation (any amount) to that organization and do some kind of advocacy to go with it. This can include signing a petition, calling your congressperson, or writing a letter. Once only. (One hour)|
|11. Lasagna Love Sign up at lasagnalove.org Cook a lasagna and deliver it to a family in need. (Two hours)|
|12. Attend a social justice webinar There are many webinars available that are great learning opportunities. You must take a screenshot of yourself in the webinar and type a ½ page paper on what you learned. Once Only. (Hours vary https://www.learningforjustice.org/professional-de...|
|13. Watch a social justice movie/documentary Watch the documentary and type a ½ page reflection. Once Only. (Hours vary)|
|14. For Goodness Cakes This organization matches volunteers to bake at home and hand-deliver birthday cakes to foster children and at-risk youth. Visit https://www.forgoodnesscakes.org/ for more information. If you are under 17 years old, your parent must supervise you during the baking process. If you have direct questions, email Jo Pessin for logistical details at firstname.lastname@example.org|
|15. Greeting Cards Students can make greeting cards for approved non-profits events hosted by the PenPal Club at Ramona. 15 minutes per card. Two hours max
|15. Option you design yourself Come up with your own idea and get approval from your theology teacher.|
1. Students should not come in contact with people who are elderly or immune-compromised. This is because young people may not have symptoms, but could be carriers of COVID-19.
2. Students should wear masks and stay 6 feet away from people while out in public or while in contact with people who are not household family members.
3. Students should NOT receive any pay for their service.
4. Hours should not be accepted for doing ordinary family chores as a member of a family household.