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Community Service Policy

Community Service Policy For Middle School/High School Students

Community Service Policy

For Middle School/High School Students

Students who would like to fulfill requirements for Community Service/Volunteering Hours at Carpenter Community Charter must follow the School Policy as outlined below.  If the policy is not followed as stated, the student will be denied the volunteering opportunity.

STUDENTS

  • Students (not Parents) must contact one of our Teachers or our Coordinator to request a day/time to volunteer at least 3 days in advance of desired service.
  • Teacher has the right to deny any request.
  • Students must have a current TB Test in order to volunteer unless they are still enrolled in a Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) School.
  • On the first day of volunteering, students must bring their Community Service Paperwork to the Main Office BEFORE signing in and picking up a visitor’s badge.
  • NO VOLUNTEERING IN CLASSROOMS WITHOUT SERVICE HOUR DOCUMENTATION.
  • Parent permission, including contact number(s), must be included in paperwork.

COORDINATOR/TEACHER

  • Coordinator/Teacher must work together to arrange/confirm a Student’s service day/time at least 3 days in advance.
  • Coordinator/Teacher must arrange for meaningful service for the Student.
  • Either Coordinator or the Teacher may sign/date Community Service/Volunteer Hours paperwork at the conclusion of the service.

OFFICE STAFF

  • When Student arrives to volunteer, notify Coordinator to confirm arrangements.
  • Request proof of TB test and the Community Service Paperwork, including parent permission note.
  • Direct Student to sign in and wear badge visibly on upper body.
  • Field phone calls from Students requesting service hours and explain requirements.

Code of Conduct for Student Volunteers

  • Dress appropriately for working with children in a classroom setting.
  • Cell phones must be put away – no calling/ texting during school hours.
  • Stay under direct supervision of assigned supervisor.
  • No socializing with other volunteers during service time or visiting other classrooms.
  • No eating or gum chewing in the classroom.
  • Use appropriate language with students and maintain a respectable relationship with students and staff.
  • Do not use boy/girl restrooms. Use the restroom in the Parent Resource Room or Main Office.
  • If volunteering through lunchtime, students will be expected to bring their lunch.