Varsity Letter In Volunteerism

With a partnership of our local Youth United and United Way of Skagit County, Burlington-Edison High School will now recognize and reward students for their volunteer efforts in the community. Students who volunteer 100 hours or more of service in a year can earn a school varsity letter, the same as those earned by athletes and musicians. Applicants must meet all requirements and guidelines. The program will be a work in progress for the first year.

Students meeting the requirements and earning a letter will be recognized at the end of the school year during the athletics/activities assembly on campus during the school day.

WHAT IS VOLUNTEERISM? "The policy or practice of volunteering one's time or talents for charitable, educational, or other worthwhile activities, especially in one's community". This sheet gives you the benefits of volunteering, asking the right questions, and finding out what is the right volunteer opportunity for you. Please review this Be a good volunteer powerpoint and then, answer the following questions at this link for the "How to be a good volunteer training?"

SAFETY TIPS Personal safety is very important. You cannot help others if you become injured yourself! This sheet gives your personal safety information which will help you stay safe during your volunteer experience.

2018-2019 Guidelines lays out what might be accepted and what might not be acceptable hours.

2018-2019 Application Packet must be on file before hours will start to count.

VOLUNTEER SERVICE VERIFICATION FORM is used to verify hours from organization. Student may submit online also (see below), but this form is still required. Submitting your hours can be done on this page, however, you must have already registered with an application on file in the athletic/activities office before hours will be accepted. Hard copy of verification form will also need to be turned in.

VOLUNTEER SERVICE LOG SHEET is NOT required to be turned in. It can be used for students to track their hours.

VOLUNTEER SERVICE HOURS click here to see your hours

LIST OF PREVIOUS RECIPIENTS OF VARSITY LETTER IN VOLUNTEERISM:

Contact Person:

DiAnn Cardona, ViV Coach

dcardona@be.wednet.edu

360-757-4074 ext. 3501

HELPFUL RESOURCES:

Do Something: This website is full of innovative and interesting ideas for youth with detailed implementation plans.

Skagit Volunteer Center: Searchable database for volunteer opportunities with local non-profit agencies.

Community Action of Skagit County: Community Action connects you to the community needs based on your passion to help in specific areas.

United Way of Skagit County: Get involved!!

Sign up with Remind.com to receive notification when opportunities are updated on this website. The Remind website sends text messages to your phone about opportunities that get posted. It also is used by ViV coach to send out reminders about meetings, etc..PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT TEXT MESSAGES CAN COST MONEY. ADVISE ONLY TO SIGN UP IF YOU HAVE UNLIMITED TEXT MESSAGE PLANS!

Find out more about The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, meet past and current honorees, and get ideas and information on how you can make your community a better place to live.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES