• CARMEL HIGH SCHOOL - COMMUNITY SERVICE

     

    Carmel Unified Board policy states that 60 hours of community service is required for graduation from Carmel High School.

     

    Due to the COVID 19 pandemic and the resulting distance learning situation it is likely that the CUSD Board will approve a prorated number of service hours to account for the time spent away from school and the lack of service opportunities for students.

     

    The current the plan is to prorate for the spring semester of the 19-20 school year and the fall semester of the 20-21 school year, resulting in the following graduation requirements for each class:

    Class of 2021 (seniors) 45 hours required for graduation

    Class of 2022 (juniors) 45 hours required for graduation

    Class of 2023 (sophomores) 45 hours for graduation

    Class of 2024 (freshmen) 52.5 hours for graduation

     

    These requirements will be reevaluated in January when we know more about what the school model and COVID situation will be for spring 2021.

     

    All students are encouraged to participate in service projects during distance learning.

     

    To download a fillable Community Service Form click here 

     

    Community Service during Distance Learning:

    • During Distance Learning you can earn Community Service hours helping out an elderly neighbor, your grandparents, or even your parents! CS hours will be awarded for pre-approved projects: yard projects, home repairs, technology assistance, tutoring and sibling care can all qualify. Email dvita@carmelunified.org to get pre-approval for your proposed at home service project.

     

    • Join a service club! This Club Saves Lives, Interact Cub, the CHS Reading Club, the Christian Free Food Club are all service clubs. Visit the Club Fair for information about what these clubs do and find out how to join visit the Club Fair: 

     

    • Keep tuned to the bulletin for school sponsored service projects. Current projects include Kindness Rocks and card making for the elderly in our community that are homebound or in care facilities.

     

    • Details on roadside cleanup projects coming soon

     

     


    To download a fillable Community Service Form click here 

     

    Students if you have done community service that is not recorded in aeries, please email your completed service forms to Mrs. Vita at dvita@carmelunified.org. To check your recorded hours in aeries: Click on the page tab “Other” then click on “Activities and Awards” and all your recorded hours will show.

     

     

     
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    Community Service Opportunities
     
     
    Please see the Daily Bulletin for upcoming short term and one time service opportunities.
     
    For a list of local non-profit organizations click this link: Monterey Counrty non-profit-organizations
      
     
    Local Organizations needing high school volunteers:
     
    MEarth / Hilton Bialek Habitat - weekly volunteer opportunities. Contact Sarah Schmidt sarah@mearthcarmel.org
     

    Carmel Youth Baseball - in Carmel and Carmel Valley

    Carmel Valley Branch Library - in Carmel Valley Village needs volunteers for the After School Homework Center. Student volunteers assist the Homework Center Coordinator and library staff with providing resources and guidance to elementary, middle, and high school students for completing homework.  The library’s Homework Center operates Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-6:00pm, and Fridays 3:00-5:00pm. Contact Eddy Hamelin at 831-659-2377 or email hamelinep@co.monterey.ca.us for more information or for a volunteer application.

     
    Harrison Memorial Library - in Carmel
    Volunteers needed to help during the school year.  Easy tasks great for after school hours. Contact Pat at 624-4664 at the Park Branch Library or email psand@ci.carmel.ca.us  for more information or an application for Volunteer Service.
      
    Cachagua Center
    We have opportunities for special projects or ongoing service of 1-2 hours per week.
    Contact: Vicki Briesacker  659-5202 or vbriesacker@carmelunified.org
      
    Return of The Natives, Restoration Education Project
    A project of the Watershed Institute, CSUMB
    "Bringing Nature Closer to People  and People Closer to Nature Through Hands On participation In restoring Habitats."
    Get more information and project dates at csumb.edu/watershed 
      
    Food Bank of Monterey County 815 West Market Street, Salinas CA 93901At the Food Bank for Monterey County, volunteers are indispensable in our efforts to provide food assistance. Every year, volunteers donate more than 40,000 hours of labor. This gift of time and effort saves us dollars that can be for programs.

    This support enabled us to distribute 7 million pounds of food. Join us!

    Volunteer Opportunities

    • Warehouse Distribution
    • Saturday Food Sorts
    • Events & Fundraising
    • Office Assistance
    • The Emergency Food Assistance Program Distribution
    • The Family Market Distribution
    • Board of Directors & Committees

    For more information on Volunteering contact:

    Sandra Nunez at (831) 758-1523 | snunez@food4hungry.org
    Stephanie Robles (831) 758-1523 | srobles@food4hungry.org

    Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District
    Volunteers needed  for projects such as building trails, laying irrigation, planting and restoring native habitats. Most projects are 2.5- 4hrs in length. Excellent projects for group or clubs so get a group together and help the park district.
    Contact: Debbie Wyatt             T: (831) 659-6065     or visit  www.mprpd.org
       
    Central Coast YMCA
    YMCA of the Monterey Peninsula
    Volunteers needed: Soccer Refs, Basketball Refs, Score Keepers, Basketball Coaches and Assistant Coaches, Lacrosse Score Keepers and Time Keepers.
    Contact: Chip Harris, Program Director        T: (831) 373-4167       Email: charris@ymcacentralcoast.org
                 Lilian Pineda, Sport Supervisor           (831) 373-4167                 lpineda@ymcacentralcoast.org 
                 Phil Houston, Sport Supervisor           (831) 373-4167                 phouston@ymcacentralcoast.org
      
    MY Museum - Montery County Youth Museum
    Volunteers needed to answer questions about exhibits, greet school groups, assist guests and answer phones. Student volunteers must be 16 or older.
    Contact: Kelly Lepai, Associate Director    T: (831) 649-6444    
      
    CHOMP - Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula
    Community Hospital Auxiliary – Junior Category
    For information: Call (831) 625- 4555 or visit www.chomp.org/volunteer_opportunities
      
    Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula
    7700 Jewell Ave, Pacific Gove, CA
    They need: Drivers, Office Volunteers, Meal Servers and Kitchen Helpers
    For information: Call (831) 375- 4454 or visit www.mowmp.org
      
    SPCA – Monterey County
    They need all types of volunteers including animal companions.
    For information: Call (831) 422- 4721 ext. 223 or visit www.spcamc.org and click on volunteers – how to become a volunteer
      
    Animal Friends Rescue Project
    Volunteer opportunities – download volunteer application from website and mail it to: P.O. Box 5108, Pacific Grove 93950
    For information: Call (831) 333- 0722 or visit http://www.animalfriendsrescue.org/
      
    Monterey Bay Aquarium
    Needs student guides. Orientation and time commitment required.
    For information: visit http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/. Click on volunteer
      
    YWCA – Monterey County
    457 Webster St, Monterey CA 93940
    For information: Call (831) 583- 1025 or visit http://www.ywca.org/ (click sign up to volunteer)
     
    Habitat for Humanity – Monterey County
    P.O. box 742, Seaside, CA 93955
    For information: Call (831) 422-4828 or visit http://www.habitatmonterey.org/
      
    American Red Cross – Carmel Chapter
    For Information: Call (831) 624-6921 or visit http://www.arccarmel.org/
      
     
     
      
    Dorothy's Kitchen – Salinas
    Help prepare meals to feed the homeless.
    For Information: Call (831) 757-3838 or visit http://www.dorothysplace.org/
     
    Community Partnership for Youth
    For Information: Call (831) 394-4279 or email respect.cpy.org
      
    California State Parks- Monterey Historic Park
    Contact: jklein@parks.ca.gov or call (831) 649-7136
      
    Youth Music Monterey
    For Information: Call (831) 375-1992 or email info@youthmusicmonterey.org
    Contact: Paul Stanfield    T: (408) 392-0170      Email: pauls@sonc.org
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
Last Modified on November 12, 2020