PATRIOTS COMMUNITY SERVICE
"Everybody can be great because everybody can serve."
The words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. still ring true today. At Christian Unified Schools, we desire greatness for each student, and we believe, like Dr. King, that one way to achieve greatness is through Christian service. At Christian High School, students learn how to apply the Biblical worldview they have acquired in the classroom by completing service to the community as part of Christian High School’s Servant Leadership program. This is yet another way that we are teaching students to think, learn and live from a Biblical worldview.
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Purpose: Servant Leadership at Christian High School will have a three-fold purpose. It will:
- Train leaders in the style of Christ, namely that of servant leadership (Mark 10:45)
- Teach students to “sow generously in thanks to God” for their abundance (2 Cor. 9:9,12)
- Achieve excellence by adding to the rigorous academic and athletic programs at CUSSD (1 Tim. 3:13)
Requirement: All students are required to serve 20 hours of community service each academic school year. Because this time is to be spent in service to the community, all work should be completed without payment to the student in any form. Students will be allowed to complete the allotted number of hours during the school year or during the summer before that school year. No banking of hours for the successive years will be allowed. Verification of hours served will be due near the end of the second semester each school year. Students will receive a “P” for completed service, and an “NC” for not completed on their transcript for the year.
Hours Approval: A master list of approved organizations for this requirement is below. To serve at a place on the approved list, students should contact that organization directly to set appointment times for service. All hours must be submitted for approval within two weeks of completion of service. Summer hours need to be turned in before the end of August every year. Hours Served Forms should be turned in to the office or to Mrs. Blake in Room 802 as hours are completed.
Record of Hours: Students should obtain a Record of Hours Served form, either from the office or via the website prior to service. This form is to be completed by the student and signed by a representative from the place of service. All Record of Hours Served forms are subject to audit.
Approved Sites: The log sheet reflects pre-approved categories for service. If your service is not on the list of approved sites, not included in a pre-approved category, isn’t advertised in the bulletin, or isn’t on the Community Service calendar, then you will need to contact Mrs. Blake for approval. Any unapproved hours served will not count towards the requirement.
Church Service: Hours served at a student’s home church may be applied to your Community Service hours. Make sure that you regularly turn in a completed log sheet, signed by a supervisor. This should be done once a quarter.
Service Events: If you are participating in an event that would be good for a group, please contact Mrs. Blake to get the date on the Community Service calendar.
Patriot Servant Class: All students will be enrolled in a credit/no credit Patriot Servant class. The second semester report card will indicate credit or no credit based on completion of the required hours.
Mission Trips: All district-organized mission trips will count toward this requirement. Students participating in such activities must log them on the appropriate Record of Hours Served form in order to receive credit.
If you would like to check your hours served record on RenWeb,
the instructions are here:
If you have a question concerning approval of an activity, please email Mrs. Janei Blake at email@example.com
The total hours per deadline are cumulative. If you are planning an extended trip that will complete the required hours for the year (for example, a short-term mission trip with church or school) please contact the school office so that they may put a note in your records. For one time events, click on the hyperlink (if provided) or call the phone number for more information and the contact person for the project.
Mrs. Blake will notify the students via email and the daily bulletin of additional opportunities throughout the year.
Log Sheets should be turned in within 2 weeks of the service event.
Recurring regular opportunities:
Turning Point: Volunteer hours served at Turning Point qualify for community service hours. If you would like to volunteer at Turning Point (located in Santee on Riverford Rd.), go to this website to register. The contact at Turning Point is Gracy Ayala.
Patriot Servants Calendar
|September||21||Fall Festival at CES West - 211 S. Third Street, EC. 4:45 to 8:30 pm. Help run carnival booths, cake walk, and monitor blow up slide. Pizza and water for all who volunteer. Contact Ami Powell to volunteer.|
|November||10||Angel Tree Christmas Outreach at Shadow Mountain needs high school volunteers Sunday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 10th from 8:15 to 11 to man the tables with Mrs. Miller. You can still go to The Gathering if you want to go late and come out early. Text Mrs. Miller at 619-200-1367 if you’d like to sign up.|
|November||23||I Love a Clean San Diego - Storm Drain Stenciling Day, 10 am to 12pm at Robb Athletic Fields in Ocean Beach (2525 Bacon Street, San Diego, CA 92107.|
|December||16||Christian Elementary School East is in need of five or six Jr. or Sr. High students who would like some community service hours and would be interested in helping the East Campus with their Christmas Program Bake Sale on Monday night, December 16th from 5:30pm to 8pm. You will be setting up, serving, and cleaning up. See Mrs. Morrow in the elementary office to sign up.|
Approved Organizations for Patriot Community Service
You may choose from any of these organizations in order to fulfill your community service requirement.
|Name||General Location||Contact Name||Contact Email||Contact Phone Number||Website||Potential Activities||Career Implications||Special Provisions||Notes||Type of Organization|
|4-H||Across San Diego County||Colleen Tschumperlanfirstname.lastname@example.org||(858) 694-2861||View Website||nursing home work, construction, photo journalism, fire recovery, landscaping, ESL teaching, project development, livestock raising/judging, camps||Youth Development, Nursing, Geriatrics, Construction, Journalism, Landscaping, Teaching, Project Development, Veterinary Medicine, Farming||Students age 5 to 19 may volunteer. Adults who volunteer must be fingerprinted.||Community Service|
|Active Care at La Mesa||La Mesa||Rhonda Hernandezemail@example.com||(619) 644-1100||Resident activity participation at 4pm or 7pm; crafts participation;reading to residents; assist with dinner hour at 5:00 to 5:30 pm; dialogue with residents||1-3 hours weekly non-slip shoes required scrubs recommended||Nursing Home|
|Alpine Food Outreach||East County||Cheryl Sampofirstname.lastname@example.org||Packing boxes of food for distribution.||Social Work, Ministry, Logistics/Distribution, Volunteer Coordination||Food Bank|
|Alpine Public Library||Alpine||Rheana Corirossiemail@example.com||(619) 659-8390||Book shelving, cleaning, craft preparation||1 hour minimum each time||Public Library|
|Alvarado Hospital||La Mesa||Holly Smithfirstname.lastname@example.org||(619) 229-4619||View Website||information desk, materials management, radiology, patient care areas, therapeutic recreation (summer only), dietary, medical records, gift shop, human resources (summer only)||Medicine, Nursing, Customer Service, Logistics/Transportation, Radiology, Physical/Occupational/Recreational Therapy, Dietetics, Medical Records, Retail, Human Resources, Administration||Students must be at least 14 years of age and be willing to work one shift (3-4 hours) per week for a minimum of four months. Prior to work, students much submit an application and be interviewed and trained. Students must pass two TB tests, have a clear MMR and pass a HIPPA quiz and a Handbook Comprehension quiz. Students must also be willing to purchase a uniform.||Hospital|
|American Red Cross||San Diego County||Amanda Cropper, Volunteer Resources||(858) 309-1475||View Website||Various, based on project||Community Service|
|Back Country Land Trust||San Diego County||Program Directoremail@example.com||(619) 504-8181||* Social Media & Marketing - help manage & develop our website, Facebook pages, online media * Event Planning - assist with coordination and hosting of fundraising events and community outreach * Graphic Design - participate in design and layout of newsletters, mailings, and program flyers * Habitat Restoration - hands-on scientific management related to invasive species removal, planting and care of native plants, erosion control, etc. * Nature Preserve Management - park patrol and monitoring on our nature preserves, trail maintenance, etc.||Must complete application in person w/parent signature for Junior Volunteer Program||Back Country Land Trust (BCLT) is a non-profit community organization based in Alpine. We currently own and manage 4,000 acres of open-space conservation land in East County, including 230-acres of our locally famous Wright’s Field in Alpine. As a small non-profit group we are always in need of volunteer support from community members and partner organizations for a variety of tasks. Scheduling and number of hours for volunteers is flexible depending on which task is undertaken, what time of year, and availability of volunteer participants. Work commitment could be as little as 5 hours, or as many as 40+ hours per year. We are also available to host summer internships and/or students interested in independent study opportunities.||Land Trust|
|Batiquitos Foundation||Carlsbad||Rachel Wilkinsonfirstname.lastname@example.org||View Website||Cleanup and maintenance of Batiquitos Lagoon. Trail maintenance opportunity twice a month, one annual event for lagoon cleanup. Sign ups start in July||Oceanography, environmental||http://www.batiquitosfoundation.org/2011/lagoon/kayak-cleanup/||Non-profit|
Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County - High School Bigs Program
|San Diego County||Jessica Johnson||JessicaJ@SDBigs.org||(619) 674-9198||View Website||Many types of activities available along with fundraising and/or maintenance support.||Non-profit management, youth work, social work, recreation administration||Contact Jessica for information on orientation programs.||Non-profit, serving children and youth|
Boys and Girls Club, San Diego
|San Diego County||Chris Endris||volunteer@SDyouth.org||(760) 746-3315||View Website||Many types of activities available along with fundraising and/or maintenance support.||Non-profit management, youth work, social work, recreation administration||Limited number of opportunities for students under 18. Under 18 must have application signed by parents.||Non-profit, serving children and youth|
|Cameron YMCA||Santee||Kristen Hunteremail@example.com||(619) 449-9622||View Website||clerical, youth fitness, gymnastics center, aquatics center||Youth Development, Athletic Training/Management, Social Work||Students will be working under the umbrella of TILT, which is Teens in Leadership Training. There is a fee of $25.00 for YMCA members and $35.00 for non-members.||Community Center|
|Challenge Ranch||San Diego East County - Stallion Ranch||Jane Tomczakfirstname.lastname@example.org||(619) 445-0598||View Website||Basic ranch maintenance and special project||9am to 1pm, 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month||Non-profit providing horseback riding and other activities to under privileged children.|
College Area Pregnancy Services (CAPS)
|SDSU area||Jannelle Moreno, Director of Development or Lisa Lopez, Office Manager||Janelle@CAPSonline.org||(619) 337-8080||Stuff envelopes for monthly newsletter, Christmas mailer, sanctity of human life events, special events 6-8 hours each mailing||Faith-based crisis pregnancy medical clinic|
|City of Santee||Santee||Breaemail@example.com||619-258-4100 x 218||Run activities at special event||3-8 hours per event. Events include: March: SanTree Fest April: Spring Extravaganza July: 4th of July Celebration November: Holiday Lighting Celebration||City Managment|
College Prep Middle School
|La Mesa||Ms. Socorro Reddingfirstname.lastname@example.org||Math Tutoring||Monday-Thursday, 2:45 to 3:45; Students can volunteer any day that works for them.||School|
|Coronado Public Library||Coronado||Eileen Lawson, Children's Reference Desk||(619) 522-2471||View Website||Summer reader's program booth starting in early June||Must complete application in person w/parent signature for Junior Volunteer Program||Library|
|Coronado SAFE||Eastlake and Coronado||S. Samantha Bowmanemail@example.com||(619) 522-8884||Filing, office work, going to elementary schools and performing puppet shows regarding the dangers of doing drugs. 8 hour days at times, or as needed.||Drug Prevention and Intervention Services|
El Cajon Community Development Corporation
|El Cajon||Jenna Millerfirstname.lastname@example.org||(619) 401-8858||View Website||Click on the “get involved” link on the website for a complete listing. Projects are aimed at the revitalization of downtown El Cajon. Some projects include community cleanup work and office volunteers. See calendar for scheduled "Saturday Morning Neighborhood Clean-Ups".||Administrative Assistance, Civil Engineering, Community Development, City Planning, Business Management, Project Management||A volunteer orientation is necessary.||Community Development|
|El Cajon Public Library||El Cajon||Haley Kwon||sdcl.org/LOCATIONSelcajon.html||(619) 588-3718||Shelve books, other assistance once learning period has passed||Library Science, Education||Students must be willing to make a minimum 40-hour commitment, pass a background and fingerprint check and complete an application.||Library|
|Friends of Cats||Lakeside||Nicole Kovacsemail@example.com||(619) 561-0361||View Website||Cleaning, cat care (petting, grooming). Help get the cats adopted||Vet/Vet Tech/Non Profits||How To Volunteer Volunteering is rewarding for both you and the cats. Volunteers are welcome during business hours, Tuesday-Sunday from 10:am-4:00pm. Please call the Shelter at (619) 561-0361 EXT 1 if you can help, or return the volunteer application and signed volunteer guideline. You may also e-mail the shelter at firstname.lastname@example.org.||Click here for the Volunteer Application: http://www.friendsofcats.org/wp-content/uploads/Friends-of-Cats-Volunteer-Questionnaire.pdf Click here for the Volunteer Information Sheet and Guidelines http://www.friendsofcats.org/wp-content/uploads/Friends-of-Cats-Volunteer-Guidelines.pdf||Animal Shelter|
Good Samaritan Retirement Center
|Rosa Moreno or Ilona Windslow||ILONABW@aol.com||(619) 590-1515||Students will provide various types of musical entertainment for the residents. 15-20 minutes each time they go.||Students need to arrange performance times with the Center.||Retirement Center|
|Habitat for Humanity||Various||Melanie Sealesemail@example.com||619-283-4663, x 316||Building sites, restore retail positions, administrative support. Time requirements: Construction sites: 8:15 am to 3:30 pm; Restore and administrative are time-flexible||Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older; Sign up for orientation by contacting Ms. Seales; For those under 18, parents must sign a waiver.||Non-Profit|
Helen Woodward Animal Center
|Located in Rancho Santa Fe||Emily Beltran - Foster Program Supervisor||EmilyB@animalcenter.org||858-756-4117 x 375||View Website||Family adopt animals to foster||Vet/Vet Tech/Non Profits||Foster Application - Program Requirements https://animalcenter.org/get-involved/volunteer/foster/foster_parent_application||Animal Shelter|
|Indian Hills Camp||Jamul||Dana DeFreitasfirstname.lastname@example.org||(619) 669-6498||View Website||Camp|
Interfaith Shelter Network
|Joe Zilvinskis - Program Coordinatoremail@example.com||(619) 702-5399||Homeless Shelter Program|
|La Mesa Public Library||La Mesa||Debbie Khouri||(619) 469-2151||View Website||Shelving books, speak to the volunteer coordinator for other possible activities||10 hour minimum, 2 hours per visit; Training Required; Parental Signature Required||Public Library|
Mt. Miguel Covenant Village
|Spring Valley||Donna Erickson||(619) 267-1006||Assisting with resident events||Senior Living Complex|
Pancake Peeps (Sawubona)
|City of San Diego||Mary Grabowskifirstname.lastname@example.org||(619) 985-3011||View Website||2-3 hours weekly on Saturday Morning, 8:45 - 11;45 Prepping, making and serving food, clean up; Prayer team; Community relations/conversations||Social Services||Homeless Outreach|
|Rancho San Diego Library||Rancho San Diego||Patricia Esquibel-Johnson||Patricia.Esquibel-Johnson@sdcounty.ca.gov||Library Science, general work experience||There are 4 volunteer positions open for high school students at this time. They are looking for students who want to make a long-term commitment, throughout the school year or longer. Someone with consistent attendance, willing to volunteer one day a week, 2 hours a day.||Public Library|
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
|San Diego – Balboa Park||Kim Vukasovichemail@example.com||(619) 238-1233||View Website||guest services, exhibits, summer camp classroom aide||Museum Curator, Customer Service, Scientist, Education, Childcare Direction, Information Technology||Students must be 14 years of age and complete an application available on the website.||Science Museum|
|Rocking Horse Ranch||El Cajon||Kathy Plaistedfirstname.lastname@example.org||(619) 884-1351||View Website||General care and maintenance of horses, barn, grounds; assistance with learning programs.||Social Work, Education/Special Education, Veterinary Medicine, Horse Training, Psychology, Landscape Design/Maintenance||Equine-assisted learning programs|
|Ronald MacDonald House||Ronald MacDonald House adjacent to Children's Hospital (Clairemont area)||Katie Williamsemail@example.com||(619) 590-1749||Providing, cooking, and serving dinner for 75-100 people; creatively sharing Bible stories with children; playing games and providing crafts; chatting with and ministering to families.||Students must be 16 or older. Thursday evenings, 5:00 to 7:30 pm Training provided by Shadow Mountain||Provides housing and support for families of children being treated at Rady Children's Hospital|
Saint Madeline Sophie's Center
|Greenfield Drive behind Campus||Kellye Buchananfirstname.lastname@example.org||619-442-5129 x3117||Assist with various events and fundraisers throughout the year.||Working around the disabled and within a non-profit organization.||Sheltered Workshop for the Disabled|
|San Diego Blood Bank||San Diego County||Noemi Pena||(619) 400-8202||Helping at mobile blood drives, helping at health fairs, helping at the canteen at a donor center, speaking as an ambassador at community/school group meetings.||Weekend bloks of 4 hours at drives and fairs. Evening or weekend blocks of 2 hours at meetings and other time as needed.||Health Sciences/Health Care|
|San Diego Botanic Garden||Balboa Park||Michael Wolfington and Pat Hammer||info@SDBGarden.org||(760) 436-3036||View Website||Receptionist, general office, special events staffing, outreach programs, membership, garden grooming, etc.||14-18 year olds may volunteer with a parent. Must attend a volunteerorientation meeting. Need a copy of a photo ID and completion of a volunteer application.||Volunteer application: www.sdbgarden.org/PDF/Volunteer_Application_Form.pdf||Non-profit|
|City of San Diego||San Diego City limits||Based on department||View Website||Aquatic program assistant; habitat restoration volunteer; water and reservoirs volunteer; attorney's office; criminal division volunteer; Time requirements vary||Age minimum varies and commonly ranges from a minimum of 13-16 of age for interested high school students. See website.||For contact information, see individual department contacts||Municipality|
|San Diego Coastkeeper||San Diego||Sarah Blakesleeemail@example.com||(619)758-7748 ex. 115||View Website||Beach cleanup, special projects, social marketing (including scientific research), observation, pollution prevention, office help||Conservation Science, Scientific Research, Oceanography, Marketing, Education, Administrative Assistance, Youth Development, Marine Biology||Students must be 14 years of age and complete an application available on the website.||Beach Conservation/Preservation|
San Diego County Parks and Recreation Department
|San Diego County||Cheryl Wegner||Cheryl.firstname.lastname@example.org||(858) 694-3030||View Website||Camping, mentoring, fitness, maintenance, special projects relating to the history of flora and fauna in SD County and culture, conservation/preservation, office help, community center assistance||Park Ranger, Social Work, Psychology, Education, Conservation Sciences, Administrative Assistance, Public Works Direction, Maintenance||Students must be 13 years of age and must complete and application and obtain parental permission.||Parks Department|
|San Diego Food Bank||San Diego||Magda Hodgersemail@example.com||(858)527-1419 ext. 10||View Website||Packing boxes of food for distribution.||Social Work, Ministry, Logistics/Distribution, Volunteer Coordination||Food Bank|
|San Diego Humane Societyfirstname.lastname@example.org||(619) 299-7012||Animal rescue, education programs, cat companions, greeter, foster care, etc.||Minimum monthly commitments vary, but expect at least 6 hours per month. Initial commitment for new volunteers is 6 months. Patriots||Alternate email address: email@example.com||Private, non-profit|
|San Diego Public Library||City of San Diego||Sharon Adlerfirstname.lastname@example.org||(858) 552-1657||Shelving, filing, straightening, help with craft projects||Library, clerical||Library|
|San Diego Rescue Mission||San Diego||Debbie Williams||(619) 687-3720||View Website||Serve evening meal (7 days a week 3:30 -5:30); Thrift Store cleaning and sorting.||Social Work, Ministry/Missions, Psychology||Students must be at least 16 years of age to volunteer at the Rescue Mission. Also, each volunteer must complete the Mission’s Volunteer Recruitment Form.||Homeless Shelter|
San Diego River Foundation
|Across San Diego County||Richard Dhuemail@example.com||(619) 297-7380||View Website||Landscaping, trail maintenance and creation, refuse cleanup and disposal||Landscaping, Forestry, Marine Biology, Alternative Energy||Students must download and fill out a waiver prior to service: http://www.imrivers.com/sandiego; Several special projects are available over a range of weekends:http://www.sandiegoriver.org/calendar.php||Ecological Conservation and Beautification|
|Santee Santas||City of Santee||Heather Jonesfirstname.lastname@example.org||(619) 743-2264||Sort and deliver food at Christmas time||Contact email for sign-ups to volunteer: email@example.com||Non-profit|
|Scripps Mercy Hospital||San Diego||Christene Slater||(619) 260-7082||View Website||Work in the emergency room, intensive care, surgery unit, gift shop, messenger, patient transport, etc.||3-4 hours weekly. Must be at least 15 years of age. Requires an interview, health screening, site orientation, parental approval. Assignment may be based on volunteer's area of interest||Private, non-profit health system|
|Sharp Grossmont Hospital||Sharp Grossmont Hospital, La Mesa||Kelly Whitehouse, Junior Volunteer Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org||(619) 740-4175||View Website||Information desk, gift shop, pharmacy, nursing assistance, nutrition, medical records||Medicine, Nursing, Customer Service, Retail, Dietetics, Pharmacology, Medical Records, Administration.||Students must be 14 years of age, in high school, and maintain a 2.5 GPA to volunteer. In addition, students must be able to commit to the program for at least one year, one 3 1/2 hour shift per week.||Medical|
Sports for Exceptional Athletes - S4EA
|San Diego County||Claire Downesemail@example.com||(858) 565-7432||View Website||Assist developmentally disabled in a variety of 23 sports in 4 sports seasons. Individual and team sports are offered each season.||Working with disabled, organization and management, sports coaching||Sports program serving athletes with developmental disabilities, ages 5 through adult|
|Susan G. Koman 3-Day||Nation-wide walk - in the region||Kit Loudinfirstname.lastname@example.org||(847) 363-6897||Set up tents; serve food/drinks; unload gear from trucks||Must be able to make a 4-hour time commitment.||Non-profit focused on ending breast cancer|
|Turning Point Ministries||Santee||Karen Bonesemail@example.com||(619) 258-3600||Preparing mailings of materials||Hours of operation are M-F, 7 am to 5 pm, year round. Students should contact Karen to find out the current need.||Publishing/Broadcasting|
|UCSD Medical Center||Theresa Queenfirstname.lastname@example.org||(619) 543-5888||6-8 Hours Weekly; The primary responsibility will be to stock and maintain clinical trial patient educational brochures in hospital based clinics and registration areas. Individuals choose to participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons, for example, they may have an interest in the medical science or potential benefit to society, there may not be other treatment options available or to provide patients who are under or uninsured alternative options to receive care (study related activities may be provided at no cost). The brochures are important as they provide information regarding clinical trials and key areas that individuals should consider before agreeing to participate in a clinical trial; This task will include preparation of the boxes at the office, and unloading and stocking at the UCSD Hillcrest Medical Center.||Hospital|
|Volunteers of America||Development Associate||619-282-8211, x 2032||View Website||Seasonal community service projects||Complete and return the volunteer interest form on the website; telephone screening; attend open house; attend volunteer orientation.||Human Services Organization|
|Zoo Corps||San Diego Zoo||Sarah Barnardemail@example.com||(619) 231-1515 x4139||View Website||Members educate the public at the zoo about conservation and endangered species||Zoology, Biology, consrvation||Volunteer 1 time per month for 6 hours||Conservation and Education|