Are you looking for ways to give back to the community? Do you need to find a community service project right for you? Are you in need of volunteer hours? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should stop by the Community Service Club.
“Community Service club is a great way to meet new people who are interested in giving back to the community and to develop lifelong skills,” says Abi Cohen, junior, and dedicated member of Community Service Club.
Community Service Club meets Tuesdays at 2:15 in Mr. Pellerin’s room, which is located in the English language hallway in room 201. Meetings are not required, but it is a great way to meet new people and get to know the other people you are volunteering with. At meetings, members discuss group-based activities. The club is used mainly as a forum to find community service opportunities. However, don’t be discouraged if you cannot make it to the meetings, for there is a sheet outside the room that lists all the community service projects that the club does over the year!
A popular project the group likes to take on is raising money and organizing food drives for Bread and Roses. Bread and Roses is a facility that helps feed the homeless. Along with raising money, students volunteer once a month to serve dinner and talk to the guests. The food drive is year long and there is a list next to room 201 with any goods that the shelter might need.
This year the club has many new upcoming projects. These include the Buddy Walk & Family Festival in October, Relay for Life in April, and Autism Eats, which is a year-long, monthly project. All of these programs are done together as a club, but you can also do them yourselves! Just talk to Mr. Pellerin in room 201 to get more information.
By Rhea Singh