If you are working with children or teenagers, you may need a criminal background check. Ask the contact person at your service agency about special procedures for working with minors.
Many agencies offer orientations or training sessions on specific dates. Work with your agency supervisor to make sure you receive the proper orientation. The agencies who partner with Eastfield understand that you are students and you must attend your classes, but you need to let them know your availability.
Some service activities are available on the Eastfield College campus. Some of these activities involve volunteering at Common Book events, Student Life sponsored programs, or through specific campus departments. Some of the Service Saturday programs will occur on campus. Contact the Service Learning Coordinator for more information.
The United States President's Council on Service and Civic Participation (the Council) was established in 2003 to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers are making in our communities and encourage more people to serve. The Council created the President’s Volunteer Service Award program as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service.
Recognizing and honoring volunteers sets a standard for service, encourages a sustained commitment to civic participation, and inspires others to make service a central part of their lives. The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes individuals, families, and groups that have achieved a certain standard – measured by the number of hours of service over a 12-month period or cumulative hours earned over the course of a lifetime.