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 and Love Out Loud.
Be sure to watch the Youth Volunteer Expo videos to learn more about some of the opportunities listed!
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- 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.
- 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”
- Environmental 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 Blind Bowling League Tournament
- Assist bowlers as needed
- Forsyth Humane Society
- Help with cleaning, community outreach, or provide comfort to animals in need
- 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
- Parkinson's Foundation
- Help walkers and cheer them on
- Piedmont Environmental Alliance
- Help set up, sell popcorn, and clean up
- Riverwood Therapeutic Riding Center
- Help with basic lawn care
- Second Harvest Food Bank
- Help prepare food for others
- South Little League
- Assist with parking, grounds and more
- The Shalom Project
- Help with children
- Winston-Salem Rescue Mission
- Help prepare meals, make goodie bags, or drop off items needed
- WSFCS Career Fair
- Help set-up and organize the WSFCS Career Fair
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.
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.