STUDENT COMMUNITY SERVICE

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.
For the 2020-21 year, you are allowed to submit hours for volunteering in your neighborhood, such as helping a neighbor with yard work, cleaning up your street or local park, etc. We will also accept community service hours for assisting younger siblings with online school work and projects.

 

Virtual Opportunities

  • Forsyth County Public Library
    •  Join the Teen Advisory Board!
  • Operation Gratitude
    • Make a gift, bracelet, or write to our military and first responders.
  • PROJECT Spread JOY
    • Be a Pen Pal and 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.
  • ViP Tutoring
    • Help students in grades K-8th with homework and skills enrichment. In grades 9-12? Urgent need for volunteers!

In-Person Opportunities

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.

Postponed Opportunities 

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We encourage our students and parents to use discretion in regards to completing community service hours during this time. We understand that many are impacted by non-profit agencies around the city scaling back their volunteer opportunities. 

Alentamos a nuestros estudiantes y padres a usar la discreción con respecto a completar las horas de servicio comunitario durante este tiempo. Entendemos que muchas agencias sin fines de lucro se ven afectadas por la reducción de sus oportunidades de voluntariado en la ciudad. 

2020-21 Deadlines:

Grade 12:  January 31, 2021

Grade 11: January 31, 2022

Grades 6 - 10:  April 14, 2021

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. For 2020-21, online forms can be submitted without adult signatures. However, paper copies must be signed by an adult and that adult can be a scholar’s parent or guardian.

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 non-profit agency or be an activity that benefits a non-profit 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 non-profit 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 info@crosbyscholars.org. Crosby Scholars Program staff reserves the right to determine if a community service activity fulfills our requirement.