Community Service Requirements
(1) 20 hours by the end of junior year. Hours are documented on the official SCCPSS “Community Service Validation Document” located in the front office and in Dr. Simmon's Office Room B128
(2) Minimum 3 paragraph reflective essay.
Community Service Reflective Essay Guidelines:
When the student has completed the required hours of community service, he or she must submit a minimum 3 paragraph reflective essay. This paper is submitted with the documented community service form.
Suggestions for developing the Reflective Essay
- Paragraph 1: Define Community Service and why it is important
- Paragraph 2: Describe your Community Service experience and provide details about what you did and people involved and tell if you’re likely to perform the service again. Why or why not?
- Paragraph 3: Tell what you learned about your experience.
Approved Organizations & Agencies
Students are encouraged to seek out service opportunities within their community. If you need assistance or are unsure of the legitimacy of the service you plan to perform, you are encouraged to check with your Counselor before performing the work.
Opportunities for service are announced regularly on the morning announcements, and often placed in the Savannah Early College email notices. Students needing further guidance on selecting appropriate service opportunities can see your counselor for suggestions.
A list of suggested non-profit organizations is listed on the back of this sheet.
Community Service Due Dates:
Class of 2020: May 2019
Class of 2021: May 2020
Class of 2022: May 2021
Class of 2023: May 2022
United Way Hands On Savannah
United Way HandsOn Savannah (HOS) helps individuals, families and corporate and community groups find flexible volunteer opportunities at more than 200 service organizations and schools in our four county area. HandsOn volunteers are at work every day of the year building community and meeting critical needs in schools, parks, senior homes, food banks, pet shelters, low-income neighborhoods and more. HandsOn Savannah is a direct service of the United Way of the Coastal Empire, Inc. and an affiliate the HandsOn Network in partnership with the Points of Light Institute
- American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, Kidney Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis, etc.
- Beautification projects
- Boy Scout or Girl Scout community service projects
- Church youth group activities such as carnivals, helping the elderly, etc.
- Club Sponsored non-profit activities such as tutoring
- Department of Leisure Services
- Economic Opportunity Authority
- Fire Department
- First Call for Help
- Frank Callen’s Boys and Girls Club
- Goodwill Industries
- Greenbriar Children’s Center
- Habitat for Humanity
- Hands On Savannah
- Homeless Shelters or Inner-City Night Shelter
- Hope House
- Humane Society
- March of Dimes
- Neighborhood Associations
- Oatland Island, Saturdays, Cane-grinding in November or Sheep to Shawl in March
- Open Arms
- Police Department
- Public Library
- Rape Crisis
- Red Cross
- SAFE Shelter
- Saint Mary’s Home
- Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce
- Savannah Children's Choir
- Savannah Irish Festival (February)
- Savannah Speech and Hearing
- Savannah Tree Foundation
- Science Centers
- Senior Citizens of Savannah
- Summer Camp volunteer
- Second Harvest Food Bank
- Special Olympics
- Union Mission or soup kitchens
- Various community service agency boards
- Victim’s Witness