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Community Service

Mon Feb 17, 2003 1:54 am

Hello all,

Sorry to break out from "current theme of the week",

I know that in some states, Maryland for example, each hight school student, must accomplish certain amount of hours (60 or 120) for the community. This can be done by working in the volunteer organizations, hopsitals etc.

While I live in NJ, we do not have nothing like this over here. Last summer, I became a lifeguard. This was interesting job, well paid, and not that tired. I work on the private pool, and thus people do not swimm that much.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Well, I knew that my friend in school, he was member of the First Aid Squad. B/c I wsa interested, I have joined the Iselin First Aid. Now, I am taking an EMT course, which is 6 months long. Honestly, I have not believed that one can enjoy helping out.

Now, I was wondering, is anybody else member of any volunteer organization? And also, how it is in other countries. IN the high school, do you have to spend certain amount of hours for the community, to graduate?

Thanks, and any insight is appriciated.
Andrej L.
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RE: Community Service

Mon Feb 17, 2003 2:39 am

We never really had to do community service to graduate. But it sure looks good on your transcripts. I had to for my church to get confirmed, it wasn't bad just loaded and unloaded pumpkins for Halloween. My G/F has to do community service for one of her classes. I think she is going to work at an abused child center. I forget the name but, its all for a good cause.
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RE: Community Service

Mon Feb 17, 2003 3:15 am

I had to do comm service...I got "out" of it by taking a paycut from my church for a few months where I intern as a tech...
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RE: Community Service

Mon Feb 17, 2003 3:26 am

My HS requires students to complete 40 hours of community service in order to graduate. I've done mine at a few different places, but in addition to that I'm also a member of our volunteer fire dept.

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RE: Community Service

Mon Feb 17, 2003 9:15 am

Well here in ontario you have to complete 40 hours. Me and my friend are coaching a little kids lacrosse team. It fun and it will do half by the end of the year.

RE: Community Service

Mon Feb 17, 2003 9:43 am

Civil Air Patrol.....

Combines your love for Aviation with Military Form, Its kinda like boy Scouts in military uniforms. The three missions of CAP are Emergency Services, Cadet Programs, and Aerospace Education and training! Ive been in it for almost 5 years now. We do all kinds of Community Service around the city. Also, you can go to camps across the nation for all kinds of stuff. Search and Rescue, Leadership Training, Flight Academys(Glider and Power), Survival Camps, the list goes on! Highly recommended for people ages 13 and up. 13-18 you are a Cadet, 18 and up you are a senior member. Get to fly planes for free!!!!!! Its pretty Tight!

I don't know if it counts for High school but its lots of fun. And no, my high school does not require you to have community service hours..

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RE: Community Service

Mon Feb 17, 2003 2:39 pm

I never had to meet such a requirement.
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RE: Community Service

Mon Feb 17, 2003 4:50 pm

In my high school during year 10 we had to do community work once a week. We were given a list of different organizations and institutes and each student chose where they wanted to volunteer. Whoever didn't do the work during the year didn't get their report card (needless to say that they eventually did get it).

Israeli girls that graduated high have the choice between joining the army or doing community work. A high percentage of the religious girls rather do the the volunteer work instead of recruiting for the obvious reasons.
It's a shame that Israeli boys can't have the privilege of choosing how they would like to serve their country.

Keep up the good work!  Big thumbs up


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