Community Service Home

Through community service, students are given opportunities to become responsible citizens by helping others while learning selflessness and fostering personal growth. Every student attending a Douglas County School is required to fulfill a 20-our community service requirement outside of their home and family environment in order to graduate. To be counted toward the graduation requirement, this service must commence after the successful completion of eighth grade.  All hours must be documented on a DCSD Community Service Form along with the Student Reflection to be processed.  Any activity that meets the DCSD Guidelines will be accepted. All hours documented will be noted on the student’s transcript.

Community Service hours are now available to view through your Parent Portal Account.  Under the Index Column in the Portal, please click on the Assessment Link. 


Now You Can Letter in Service Learning


We are looking for volunteers!  Need help with set up on Friday Nov 3rd, and on Saturday Nov 4th.  The even is at the Douglas County Events Center in Castle Rock.
Contact our Volunteer coordinator to see how you can help.




             YOUTHROOTS

            Teaching Teenagers how to Change the World… no, but really… that’s what we do.

YouthRoots is a nonprofit based in Colorado dedicated to teaching students how to give effective fundraising pitches by working with local professionals looking to give back. All the money fundraiser by students is then used to support at-risk youth and various charities of choice. YouthRoots is organized into YouthBoards where a select
number of students (determined through an application process) from the same region in Colorado try to address issues affecting their area. This year, YouthRoots has opened up a YouthBoard exclusively for Douglas County students for the first time in its history. 


Volunteer Opportunity at Shea Stadium Concession Stand

The Football Team needs your help staffing the concession stand at home varstiy football games
Dates Volunteers Needed:
September 2nd
October 6th
October 27th
November 2nd
Work Concessions from 5pm to 4th Quarter
Must be 15 years of age or older

Contact Tiffany Harris at etharris@comcast.net



Stone Canyon is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for our Fall High School Leadership Program! High school leaders (HSL) are camp counselors for our outdoor education program. HSLs supervise campers in the bunks, sit with students during meals, and support our staff in activities and lessons. The overall goals of a High School Lead is to 1) Help maintain the physical and emotional safety of ALL campers, 2) Create authentic connections with campers over the course of the trip, and 3) Support the program staff in all lessons/activities.  This experience provides High School Leaders with 43 hours of community service for a three day and 2-night program. There is no cost to participating in this program.

 

We have already started accepting applications for the fall and only have 50 spots open for male HSL and 10 spots open for female HSL

 

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the application by the deadline, August 31st.

 

It is expected that selected leaders attend one of the trainings that correspond with their trip. Training dates are August 12thand September 23d (both are Saturdays). We will provide transportation from Douglas County High School, and lunch will be provided as well. Training will run from 8 am until 4 pm.

1)    There is no cost for this volunteer opportunity.

2)    High school volunteers do miss some time in school; their teachers need to sign an approval form acknowledging they are aware and OK with the student missing the time in class.

3)    For transportation for the Outdoor Education dates, we will pick up the students at the elementary school that is attending outdoor ed; the high school leaders will travel back with the school on the last day of the program.

 

Here are the dates for the Fall Season:

Sand Creek ES, August 16-18th

Summit View, August 21-23rd

Arrowwood ES, September 11-13th

Coyote Creek ES, September 13-15th

Copper Mesa, September 18-20th

American Academy – Parker, September 25-17th

Acres Green, September 27-19th

Mammoth Heights, October 2-4

Pioneer ES, October 4-6th

Academy Charter School, October 16-18th

Eagle Ridge ES, October 18-20th

American Academy – Lincoln Meadows, October 23-25th

World Compass Academy, October 25-27th

Prairie Crossing ES, November 1-3rd

Denver Language School, November 13-15th

 

The link to the application is listed below. Thank you for your time, and I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Application Link





  

Click here for information about the program
Click here for volunteer information




http://everycreaturecounts.org/


Do you love cats and/or dogs?
Our high school volunteers are the mainstay of our adoption events.  Students gain some valuable skills at the same
time that they assist in these adoptions of animals which would other wise be euthanized.
Click the pic for more info!





Find great more ongoing opportunities by clicking on the image below!

http://www.volunteerconnectdc.org/







Volunteer to help Douglas County Families!

James Resource Network (http://www.jamesresourcenetwork.com), providing services for single parent families in this community. She She's Corner (http://www.sheshescorner.com) is an upscale resale boutique owned by James Resource Network and is a place for your students to make a difference and to learn important entrepreneurial skills. We would love the chance to work with your students.

If you would like to volunteer,  contact Lynn@JamesResourceNetwork.com. If you have any questions, you may also phone me, 303-884-8086. There are summer opportunities available now. 

A new organization in Castle Rock is looking for student volunteers.  It is called the Greater Castle Rock Art Guild.  Their Volunteer Coordinator feels that high school students who are interested in art and need community service hours would be a great fit.

If anyone is interested in taking advantage of this opportunity they can contact Laura Brown at: 720-326-2313.