Groups of TLAM NJHS students volunteered as Salvation Army bell ringers at different Publix locations to raise over $1000 for The Salvation Army on December 1, 2018!
NJHS bell ringers on December 1, 2018.
NJHS Students volunteer as TLAE buddies to help in elementary classrooms Wednesdays and Fridays 2018-2019.
TLAE buddies volunteering in elementary classrooms.
Friday TLAE buddies volunteers for the 2018-2019 school year.
A TLAM NJHS student volunteering at TLAE in December, 2018.
NJHS members donated 2 of these large boxes FULL of toys to the Toys for Tots campaign during their 2018 Winter Party.
NJHS students volunteering at First Coast No More Homeless Pets' pet food bank distribution January, 2019.
NJHS student helping fill orders for pet food at the First Coast No More Homeless Pets food bank distribution in January, 2019.
NJHS student measuring and packing pet food for distribution at the First Coast No More Homeless Pets food bank in January, 2019.
Volunteer Q & A: Question 1: How many volunteer hours do students need? Answer 1: NJHS members are required to have a minimum of 50 volunteer hours completed each school year. All students are asked to complete 15 hours during the summer, and then the duration of their hours throughout the school year.
Question 2: When do volunteer hours have to be finished? Answer 2: Students must have 15 hours of service completed by August 30, 2018 in order to be inducted in the fall. ALL 50 SERVICE HOURS must be completed by April 30th in order for students to receive their membership certificates at the end of year awards ceremonies. Seventh graders who do not complete their full service hours by the end of the year, will not be invited back to the club for their 8th grade year.
Question 3: How do I document my volunteer hours? Answer 3: Complete a NJHS Volunteer Hours Log, making sure to receive a signature and phone number from an adult contact at the volunteer site. (A blank copy of the log is attached in the FORMS tab of this webpage.)
Question 4: Will volunteer opportunities be available through the school? Answer 4: There will be various opportunities throughout the school year where NJHS students can volunteer at TLAM, or next door at Twin Lakes Elementary. We typically have campus clean up days, help with the elementary school's Fall Festival, assist at school dances or parent events such as Open House, etc. Please remember that the number of volunteers for each event is limited. NJHS faculty sponsors will do their best to "divide the load" so that all students who are interested have an opportunity to volunteer at school at least once during the year.
Question 5: Where can students volunteer? Answer 5: Students may complete volunteer hours for organizations or people who are NOT RELATED to them. Students are encouraged to contact agencies within the community to ask if they can volunteer there. (Remember to ask the agency for their requirements. Some places require students to be a specific age, and some require that a parent or adult be present.)
Volunteer Location Suggestions: -School (Contact your teachers to see if they need help before or after school.) -Church or Synagogue (Can you volunteer to help with VBS or in a nursery?) -Library (Some library branches allow students to help clean, or to read to younger kids) -Food Bank (UCOM and Second Harvest Food Bank love to host helpers) -Homeless Shelters (City Rescue Mission; Sulzbacher Center; Trinity Rescue Mission have volunteer information on their websites) -Animal Shelters (Places such as The Humane Society; Jacksonville Zoo; First Coast No More Homeless Pets often host teenage volunteers) -Medical (Is there a hospital or nursing home near your home that would let you visit with the sick or elderly?) -Sports (Can you volunteer as a coaching assistant during games or lessons?) -Yard clean up (Are there neighbors or businesses that will let you volunteer to help mow their grass, rake leaves, etc.?) -Beach clean up (oceanconservancy.com can help you find locations)