Community Service

Community Service

Community service is a vital part of our world. Community service actively engages participants in meaningful and personally relevant activities

The following businesses have opportunities for students to participate and be am active part of our community

*Addison United Methodist Church-Contact:  Betsy Barlow-395-5047

*Dinner at the Church the 3rd Thursday of every month @ 6:00 p.m.

 *Students will help set up tables, prepare and serve necessary food and help clean-up.

*Food Pantry-Contact:  Michael Groff-814-279-4884

*Last Friday of each month at the Community Center

*Confluence Community Center-Contact:  Michael Groff-814-279-4884

*Roller skating-Wednesday evenings at the Community Center

*Volunteers will play music and sign out roller skates

*Fish Hatchery-Contact:  Jim Johns-395-5096

 *Volunteer will pull out pens, clean then replace

*Senior Citizen Center-Contact:  Teresa Dively-395-5117

*Hours will be 9:00-2:30 Monday-Thursday

*Volunteer will serve meals, help with games, computer work, filing, etc.

  • *Camp Parc-Contact: Ted & Judy Risch, Camp Directors-814-410-5343/814-479-4739/   campdirector@campparc.org (summer only)
  • *Volunteer helps as camp counselor-scholarship available to those who volunteer for at least 2 years
  • *During month of October-volunteer may help with fundraising walk at Jennerstown Speedway

*Turkeyfoot PTSO-Contact:  Tiffany Nicholson-395-3621  ext. 210

*Volunteer may help cut labels, box tops, or help with Calendar Party (November)

*Humane Society of Somerset County-Contact:  Sally Urban-814-443-2121

*Volunteer will clean, feed, and play with animals

  • *Volunteer may help at 8:30 a.m. every day; open to public every day 12:00-5:00 except Wednesday(open Saturday  Sunday also)
  • *If under age 17, volunteer must sign waiver

*Turkeyfoot Lending Library-Contact:  Janice Fike-395-3210

  • *Volunteer may help with Children’s Story Time, crafts, during Christmas season, help to plan, make signs and place in the community
  • *Hours:  Tuesday & Thursday;  3:30-7:00/Wednesday 2:00-7:00/Saturday 10:00-2:00 and special events

*Confluence Tourism Association-Contact:  Larry Walsh

*Volunteer may pick up liter in/near town

*I.O.O.F.-Contact:  Chris Stoner-814-443-9332

*Volunteer may help with Thanksgiving dinner: set up, prep of meal, clean-up 

*Volunteer may also rake leaves in Kingwood

*Confluence Creative Arts Center-Contact: Jody Best -395-3575

*Volunteer may help set-up/tear down events

*Volunteer may help with renovation work

*Volunteer may help with yard work

*Volunteer may help plan programs for children (Summer Reading Program)

 *Volunteer may help with community art projects

*Historical Society- Contact:  Ron Schaeffer-395-5168

*Volunteer may help with cleaning, rearranging displays, etc.

Note: It is extremely important that students try to complete their hours before entering their senior year. Because of the busy schedules seniors have,classes, cars, jobs, etc., it is very difficult to complete the service-learning obligation. Seniors should not  wait until the last minute to try to complete hours. Remember, 40 hours is one week which is eight hours per day! There are no organizations that can accommodate that many hours at one time when school is in session, nor should a student demand that of an organization.

 Getting Credit for Hours: Currently, students must fill out the Community Service forms which can be found in the guidance office.  These forms must be completed within four monthe of the date that the activity was completed. Service-learning can be a fun and rewarding experience if it is meaningful and enjoyable. Many colleges and universities now ask for service-learning information and many employers are interested in what students do in their spare time!