Why Do Community Service?

Community service allows students to broaden their learning through service activities that provide exposure to and engagement with the real needs of our community and our world. These activities also raise awareness and kindle a greater desire among students to serve in ways like Jesus Christ.

List of 5 items.

  • Community Outreach

    Community Service Events 2016-2017:
    -Learning Links - four different events
    -Beach CleanUp
    -Nicaragua Service Trip (through application; hosted through school)
    -Blue Missions Trip - Dominican Republic
    -Columbia Missions Trip
    -Little Band-Aids (student run)
    -Little Pencils (student run)
    -Feed My Starving Children
    -Gift Drop off at Miami Children’s
    -Car Wash to raise funds for Learning Links
    -G.O.A.L.S
    -Miami Childrens through Key Club
    -Good Hope Ranch (club run)
    -Safari Adventure (club run)
    -Paws4You (Car Wash) (club run)
    -AWAH: Crafts with Miami Children’s Patients (club run)
    -Students Offering Smiles (student run)
    -Mariam School Center
    -Cutler Bay Village Assisted Facility
    -Showers of Blessing
    -School-wide Backpack food packing event through Caring for Miami
     
     
     
  • Requirements

    Beginning with the Class of 2017, Westminster students will be required to perform 100 hours of community service. This graduation requirement will be noted on the student's final transcript. The completion of 100 hours will also satisfy the State of Florida's service requirement for Bright Futures' Florida Academic Scholars. 
  • Community Service

    Is Voluntary
    • work that engages the student in active service. (i. e. time spent in preparation or transportation is not counted toward the requirement).
    • work not done for pay.
    Benefits the Community
    • work not done for your family or friends.
    • work not done for profit-making organizations.
    • a project or activity that benefits a person or people in need
    • a project or activity that in some way contributes to or improves the quality of life in the community or environment
    Invests in a Spiritual Ministry 
    • addresses a particular spiritual need
    • is consistent with the biblical philosophy of WCS
  • Assistance

    You can receive assistance from Mr. Castaneda, WCS Student Activities Director at lcastaneda@wcsmiami.org. He is available during regular school hours as well as after school.
  • Documentation of Service Hours

    To receive credit for service hours, please complete and submit the following form:
     
     
The school reserves the right to approve all service activities. Not all volunteerism is considered community service. It is recommended that you check with Mr. Castaneda before doing any community service.