Service involves interaction, such as the building of links with individuals or groups in the community. The community may be the university, a school, the local district, or it may exist on state, national, and sometimes international levels (such as undertaking projects of assistance in a developing country).
Service is an unpaid and voluntary exchange that benefits another party without recompense for the server. In other words the person(s) you are serving should get more out of your service than you do. Further, your service hours cannot occur in your internship classroom or on internship days. It must be unrelated to your internship meaning
It must be in another classroom; NOT your practicum/internship classroom;
It MAY be in the same grade;
It MAY NOT be with your cooperating teacher;
It MAY NOT include the kids you typically teach; and
It MAY be tutoring through an organization or one approved by SCATTER in which you do not get paid.
Students Must Record Their Hours:
1. On Bullsync on the "Leaders for Education" Page
Click here for intructions on how to log hours on Bullsync
Volunteer and provide documentation for a minimum of 10 service hours per semester:
Work in the SCATTER office
- Working on the SCATTER Leadership Team.
- Working on SCATTER Chatter, our newsletter.
- Assisting with Project RAAS (Reaching and Achieving Success) by travelling to local secondary school to help students prepare for college.
- Making phone calls, organizing, filing, etc.
- Acquiring donated items for SCATTER that would be appreciated by teachers & students (i.e. boxes of crayons, gift certificates—service hours negotiable).
- Recruiting new SCATTER members (1 hour for each who applies and is accepted).
- Recruiting teachers to attend our workshops (1 hour for each teacher who pays, attends, & identifies you as the person who convinced him or her to attend).
Other service opportunities are out there. As a general rule, any documented community involvement with an organization is acceptable. When in doubt, simply ask.