Current list of Community Service/Service Learning (SL) opportunities.
NOTE: All students.....make sure you use the updated community service form for submitting your hours and also ensure you outline exactly what you did during your community service, especially what you did that included learning. The form is located under "Forms" on the TCCHS home page. Service Learning opportunities are indicated with an astrisk before the listing.
***NEW!!! Cross Creek I-KID-A-ROD Race. Cross Creek Elementary is looking for volunteers to help with their upcoming "I-Kid-A-Rod" Race coming up on Friday, April 26th, 8:00 - 11:30 a.m. at their campus. Students have been studying Alaska and the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, which is an annual long-distance sled-dog race run in early March from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska. Come out and join the kids in this exciting, competitive event and earn service learning hours. Contact Ms. LaToya Williams at Cross Creek, 225-3900 or see Colonel McLeod for more details.
***NEW!!! Thomasville History Center. The Thomasville History Center is looking for a student to work their Summer Camp as a camp counselor. The dates are June 3-7th. This is an excellent opportunity to use your organizational and leadership skills while earning valuable Service Learning hours. Contact Ms. Anne McCudden at the History Center, 226-7664 for more details.
**NEW!!! Garrison Pilcher STEM Day. Volunteers are needed to assist with STEM Day activity stations at Garrison-Pilcher on Friday, April 26th. Volunteers will be manning a STEM Activity Station and explaining the activity to the elementary students. Students can volunteer for the entire day or half day sessions. Contact your club sponsor or coach to get more information, or you can see Col McLeod in the Guidance. Deadline for signing up is Friday, April 19th.
**Thomasville Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Volunteering with Thomasville Habitat for Humanity ReStore may be something you want to get involved with. The Habitat Restores offer a multitude of volunteer opportunities such as creating decorative displays, stocking store shelves, unloading trucks, pricing inventory or simply organizing the ReStore and the warehouse. Volunteers are needed on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information, contact Ms. Serena McGlocton or Nolah Shotwell at 229-236-7467 or 229-236-4224..
First Option Care. First Option Care exists to equip women and men with the information and resources they need to make informed and confident pregnancy decision. While most volunteers have to be 18 or older, they do need volunteers to meet other needs, such as sorting and organizing donated toys, baby items, and baby clothing for later distribution. If you are interested, call Ms. Hillary Gwaltney at 229-226-0510, You can also check out their web site at: http://www.1stoption.care/.
**Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society. Passionate about animals? Want to learn how to train the many dogs and cat at the shelter to make them more adoptable? This is a great opportunity to earn Service Learning hours, as formal training is provided so that students can actually work with the animals in this capacity. The Humane Society is also looking for student volunteers to help with the many chores that are associated with housing and maintaining the shelter. Call 229-228-0613 for more details.
Bottle Caps to Benches. Mr. Scott Sweeting of the Thomas County Schools board office is looking looking for students to volunteer during club day to help clean, sort, and weigh bottle caps that have been collected from all of our schools. The caps will then be turned in so they can be recycled as "buddy benches" for our school's outdoor spaces. The benches will serve as a safe space to say, "I need a Buddy." The activity will be conducted in Mr. Faucett's classroom (D-7) at TCCHS, each Club Day. See Mr. Faucett or Colonel McLeod for more information.
Backpack Buddies. Students are needed each Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.. at the board office complex to assist in assembling food items for back packs that are sent home on the weekends for needy children.
Second Harvest of South Georgia Distribution Center. Needs group or individual volunteers on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month to assemble food items for the elderly in our community and the surrounding area. This activity is held from 9:00 a.m. until noon. This is a perfect opportunity for families, groups, and students to come together and make a difference for a neighbor in need! See Colonel McLeod or call 229-421-1928 for details.
**Jack Hadley Black History Museum. This local museum, located on the old Douglas High School grounds, 214 Alexander Street, offers a wonderful opportunity to earn SL hours as you assist in one or more of the following projects: 1) Cataloging some 3,000+ books in the Perra Bell Library; 2) Installing an exhibition for visitors to view and learn from. Students would help in organizing archival space for a variety of contents that would serve as a useful tool in order for students to learn more about African American history and culture. Contact Mr. JaMarcus Underwood, Museum Educator, Jack Hadley Black History Museum, 229-226-5029, for more information. Dates & times vary.
Note: See Colonel McLeod in Guidance for more details or call 229-403-9525. Other volunteer opportunities may be found at the HOTC web site: www.handsonthomascounty.org.