Get project ideas here (by content area): http://www.processind.com/students/ProjectSamples.doc
If doing service learning as part of a classroom project, please talk to your teacher to find out if you need to fill out these forms.
If you are doing service hours on your own, DOWNLOAD THREE FORMS HERE:
Service Learning Agreement (address and contact info for where you are doing your service):
Time Sheet (sign in, sign out, and obtain a signature to verify that you did your service):
Reflection (new reflection sheet- please download and answer these questions): http://www.processind.com/students/guidedreflection.pdf
Turn in all three pages together to the main office to Ms. Bunyan.
Service Learning Information
Roosevelt High School
What is service learning?
Service learning gives you a chance to help people and places in our neighborhood that are less fortunate than we are ourselves. It is true that all Chicago Public School high school students are required to complete 40 hours of service learning in order to graduate. Service is not just a graduation requirement -- it's a way of life! Your work can help make another person’s day better.
Where can I volunteer?
You can volunteer at any NON-PROFIT organization that helps people in the community. NON-PROFIT organizations are places where people can go for free to get help or improve themselves. Here are a few ideas to help you get started. If you are NOT volunteering at one of the places listed here, see Ms. Bunyan BEFORE you complete your hours there.
At Roosevelt High School
Mondays, after 8th period, room 167: Student Health Club and MIKVA
Mondays, after 8th period, room 353, Beekeeping Club
Fridays, after 8th period, room 110: Issues to Action
Working with children
Albany Park Community Center
5101 and 5121 N Kimball Ave
Take students 18 years and above.
Should have completed PHYSICALS.
Brain Boosters Tutoring Program, Tuesdays, 3:15 - 5:45 PM
3253 W Wilson Ave (at the Christ Evangelical Church on the corner of Wilson and Spaulding)
Contact: Kim Foreman, (773) 478-7941
The program is looking for COMMITTED volunteers who plan to go for several weeks, not just for one time.
Working with the elderly
Fairmont Care Center, 773-604-8112 (Contact Ms. Lala Nano for details)
5061 N. Pulaski Road
Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly (312) 455-1000
355 N. Ashland Ave
1. You can organize a group to create a project/ run a food drive, birthday wrapping paper drive, candy drive etc at the school.
2. You have to be 18 and volunteer for at least 5 hrs a year and training is required. You can be under 18 if you come with parents
Working on immigrants’ rights, housing, and other issues in the community
Albany Park Neighborhood Council
3334 W Lawrence Ave, 3rd Floor (enter just west of the mini-mart)
( Currently taking students only on Mondays)
Albany Park Public Library
5150 N Kimball Ave
This library has opportunities for volunteers to help with the summer reading program. However, there are no opportunities in the school year.
5150 N Kimball Ave
Cambodian-American Heritage Museum, (773) 878-7090
2831 W Lawrence Ave
Taking students from month of January 2016.
Contact Ms. Kaoru Watanava or
e-mail her for details to the following address
Korean-American Resource and Cultural Center, (773) 588-9158
2701A W. Peterson Ave
Email Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
World Relief, (773) 583-9191
3507 W Lawrence Ave
Korean American Community Service (773) 370-2209
3550 W. Lawrence Ave
Mexico Solidarity Network (773) 583-7728
3460 W. Lawrence
Roberto De La Riva
Call or contact the following person
There are opportunities to volunteer to watch children while their parents are in classes during the evening M-W and Friday from 6:30-8:30.
Association Ecuador Unido (773) 517-1761
3521 W. Montrose Ave
This organization often needs volunteers for events.
Chinese Mutal Aid Association (773) 784-2900
1016 W. Argyle St.
The Salvation Army (773) 685-7676
4056 N. Pulaski Ave.
Albany Park Theater Project (773) 866-0875 Maggie Popadiak
Students would spend 6-7 months to create a show and earn over 200 service learning hours after they finish performing the show.
Working with Health, Fitness, or the Environment
Erie Helping Hands Clinic
4759 N Kedzie Ave
North Park Village Nature Center
(312) 744-5472 (call and contact Ms.Chelsea before you go)
5801 N Pulaski Rd
Call to register for Sunday workdays from 9AM to 12PM
( taking less than 10 students at a time)
Healthy Albany Park
(works on helping people in our neighborhood to become more healthy, to eat better and be more active)
Email: Ms. Sharma at email@example.com
Any Chicago Park District (here are the parks closest to Roosevelt)
4222 W. Foster Ave, 773-685-3270
Call Denise Raymond, they need volunteers from 9am-5pm.
5100 N. Francisco Ave, 312-742-7516
Opportunities available for students M-F, they should call before for details.
Eugene Field Park
5100 N. Ridgeway Ave, 773-478-9744
Call Tracy Brumley, the park needs event volunteers.
4650 N. Lawndale, (312) 742-7254
4200 N. Central Ave, (312) 402-2795
This park has opportunities during the football season from September to late October. Contact Andres Lopez.
or any other Chicago Park District park (www.chicagoparkdistrict.com, 312-472-PLAY)
Albany Park Thursday Night Sports Club Needs volunteers to help tutor, coach and referee little kids' soccer games.
Thursdays, 5:15 to 7 pm
Contact John Leahey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, many teachers offer service projects as part of your classwork. Ask your teachers about if they are planning to offer any service projects this year.
You will NOT receive hours for helping at the job where your family members work, helping a teacher, or for work where you are getting paid. You MUST volunteer at an organization that helps others in the community.
If you have questions about where to earn your hours, see Ms. Bunyan or Mr. Doolittle.
Once I find a place to volunteer, where do I turn in my hours at school?
To have your work count at school, you need to turn in three forms:
1) Service Learning Agreement – tells us where you are doing your service work,
2) Time Sheet- shows us times and days when you worked,
3) Reflection- a one-page write-up explaining what you did and why you think it was important to help there
Make sure your name and division number is written on all of these forms. Turn all forms in together to the clerk in the main office, and let them know that you are turning in forms for Ms. Pfeiffer.
Your community needs you!
Get out there and help change it!
What are other teens doing to serve their communities?
Check out what these young people are doing to help make positive changes in their communities:
: A 7 year old boy raises thousands of dollars for Haiti earthquake relief by organizing a charity bike ride.
: A young boy from a poor village in India travels far for school, then comes home to his village and teaches classes for other poor children who can't afford school in his village.
: William had to drop out of school when he was 14 because his parents couldn't afford to pay the $80 school fee. He lived in a village in Africa with no electricity and no running water, but even without help at school, he decided to do something about this.