Official Site for Silver Cord & $4 Scholars Volunteer Service Hours
Record Your Volunteer Service Here!!!
By Bobbie Hardt
September 15, 2008
This is a site to record your Silver Cord & Dollars for Scholars Service Hours
Silver Cord Service program
North Union High School
The North Union Schools has a Silver Cord for Service program. This program was developed to encourage students to become contributing citizens. Seniors that have documented 130+ hours during their high school years will receive a silver cord and be recognized at graduation.
Considering the needs of our communities for volunteer services, we believe you can earn hours toward your cord while fulfilling the community need. The action of volunteering can build a better tomorrow by benefiting students and their community.
Many admission forms for college applications for scholarships, and resumes for employment ask for what you have done in volunteerism and service, so this program will not only benefit our school and community but also you. You are probably already doing many of these things and this is a way to keep track of our volunteer hours.
There are many things that you can do that would meet the requirements for this service program but to avoid any misunderstanding, please ask someone from the Silver Cord Service program committee to approve your project if not on the following list.
Service Learning Project Ideas
The following ideas would be acceptable hours for the Silver Cord Program:
Volunteering for community organizations
Reading to the elderly
Assisting elderly community members with household chores
Volunteering for church projects and teaching Sunday School
Helping improve school grounds
Shoveling sidewalks/raking for the elderly
Cleaning ditches on highways
Volunteering to work at community events (town Halloween party, Santa Days etc.)
Assisting at a hospital, shelter, day care, nursing home, etc.
Beautifying community property (main street, parks, etc.)
Volunteering time for school sponsored activities
Big Brother/Big Sister/Y Pals
Volunteering at blood drives
Volunteering for senior citizens
Volunteering to help coach younger children in sports, etc.
Volunteer runner for Middle School or High School track meets
Volunteer counselor at a camp
Making Holiday gift boxes
Buddy Reading Program
The following ideas would NOT be acceptable for the Silver Cord Program:
Doing chores at home
Attending church and Sunday School
Babysitting for a younger sibling
Working on the farm
Completing ANY task for which you receive money
Doing extra credit homework
Doing extra curricular activities (sports, muic, etc.)
Court ordered community service tasks
Tasks assigned as a disciplinary action
Visiting an elderly relative with your family
Working at class suppers
What is a Record of Service?
A Record of Service is a private journal of your volunteer time and experiences in response to a call to service. You can keep a record of your activities serving your neighbor, your community, your country and the world. Return as often as you'd like to keep your record of service updated online. To create your Record of Service, follow the four easy steps listed on the website.
See Mrs Hardt if you need assistance getting started.