View a list of current community service opportunities below. Click on the opportunity for more information. We also encourage you to look for community service opportunities posted by our community partners: HandsOn NWNC, United Way of Forsyth County, and Love Out Loud.
Be sure to watch the 2021 Youth Volunteer Expo videos to learn more about some of the opportunities listed!
- Crosby Cares for Kids
- Go beyond babysitting and help in the early childhood development of children in our community!
- Crosby + SPARK Serving Animal Shelters
- Make no-bake dog treats for local animal shelters.
- Forsyth County Public Library
- Join the Teen Advisory Board!
- Love Community Development Corporation
- Be a Reading Buddy for elementary school students.
- Operation Gratitude
- Make a gift, bracelet, or write to our military and first responders.
- PROJECT Spread JOY
- Write letters to bring JOY to Seniors!
- SECU Family House
- Make a meal, snack bags, welcome bags, or homemade desserts and goodies for families.
- Senior Services
- Share a little joy with an older adult in our community by writing a letter or making a card.
- Trellis Supportive Care
- Make some sweet treats for residents at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice House.
- Tutoring Teens
- Help provide virtual tutoring for elementary school students. Opportunity open to middle school students.
- Join student musicians from across the country to share your music talents with older adults who live in assisted living facilities.
- VIP Tutoring
- Help students in grades K-8th with homework and skills enrichment. Opportunity open to students in Grades 9-12.
- American Red Cross
- Assist by greeting others, cleaning, and managing donor questions
- Assist at author events, book build processing, and bookstore help
- Diaper Bank of NC
- Help wrap diapers and prepare for distribution
- Educator Warehouse
- Help in the “teacher’s store”
- Enviromental Conservation and Sustainability Committee
- Help residents unload recyclables and sort them into appropriate tubs
- Friends of Odd Fellows Cemetery Restoration
- Help do field work or remotely help with ancestry investigation
- Forsyth Humane Society
- Help with cleaning, community outreach, or provide comfort to animals in need
- greeNest of Winston Salem
- Help tidy up and organize at greeNest on Youth Volunteer Morning
- Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County
- Help in the Habitat for Humanity Restore
- Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County - Site Volunteer
- Help with construction and minor home repairs
- Happy Hill Cemetery
- Assist with maintenance of the grounds
- Hope to Thrive
- Help set up, clean up, and garden
- H.O.P.E. of Winston-Salem
- Assemble meals for children and pack bags of fresh produce
- Love Community Development Corporation
- Assist with different services helping seniors
- NJMC Food Pantry
- Help organize and stock the food pantry
- Out of the Garden Project
- Help sort and pack items
- Riverwood Therapeutic Riding Center
- Help with basic lawn care
- The Salvation Army
- Volunteer to be a bell ringer
- The Shalom Project
- Help with preparing and serving food
- Toys for Tots
- Sort toys and organize
- VIP Tutoring
- Help tutor students
- Winston-Salem Rescue Mission
- Help prepare meals, make goodie bags, or drop off items needed
- WSFCS Parade Float
- Help attach garland, an inflatable snowman, decals, lights, signs to a float
The Crosby Scholars team is working diligently to identify both virtual and in-person Community Service opportunities. If you choose to participate in an in-person Community Service opportunity we ask that you do so at your discretion and only if you have not experienced any symptoms associated with COVID-19, which include fever, cough, and shortness of breath, among others within the past fourteen (14) days and do not believe you have been exposed to a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 or have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are not yet cleared as non-contagious by health authorities. While participating in a Community Service opportunity “social distancing” must be practiced and face coverings worn at all times to reduce the risks of exposure to COVID-19. Because COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is spread mainly from person-to-person contact, Crosby Scholars and many of our partnering agencies have put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. However, Crosby Scholars cannot guarantee that its participants, volunteers, partners, or others in attendance will not become infected with COVID-19.
- MOTIVATE Post Secondary Transition & Resource Fair
- Trellis Supportive Care's Impact Unlimited
- ABC of NC
Grade 12: January 31, 2022
Grade 11: January 31, 2023
Grades 6-10: May 13, 2022*
*The deadline for meeting the Community Service requirement has passed. However, if you are in Grades 6-9 and wish to remain in the Crosby Scholars Program please contact us for help at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crosby Scholars are required to complete two hours of community service annually, although five hours is recommended for high school scholars. Scholars must submit a form – either online or via a paper copy- documenting their hours. Online forms can be submitted without adult signatures. However, paper copies must be signed by an adult and that adult can be a Crosby Scholar’s parent or guardian verifying the student did the community service activity.
Scholars who completed the Crosby Scholars Program during the previous school year may count hours volunteered after the previous year's deadline, including summer volunteer hours, toward the following school year's requirement.
Community service must be performed with a nonprofit agency or be an activity that benefits a nonprofit agency. The volunteer commitment can be fulfilled through scouts, school clubs, civic organizations, and/or certain church activities. While membership in a club or organization does not count as service, volunteering in the community in a club-sponsored activity does. For example, being a member of a youth choir doesn't count, but singing at a nursing home with the choir qualifies as service hours. Due to our nonprofit status, we are unable to accept volunteering on the political campaign of a specific candidate as community service.
If you have questions about whether your community service idea meets the requirement for the Program, please contact Crosby Scholars at email@example.com. Crosby Scholars Program staff reserves the right to determine if a community service activity fulfills our requirement.