KEY CONCEPTS
  • Community Service seeks to help those in need.
  • Community Service is volunteer work.
  • Community Service is concerned about education, health care, the environment, human rights, animals, the needy, the poor, the hurting.
  • Community Service takes place in a variety of settings, including businesses, not-for-profit organizations, public sector institutions (including hospitals), and informal settings.
 
THE MINISTRY'S LIST OF INELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES
The ministry has developed a list of activities that may not be chosen as community involvement activities. These are referred to as ineligible activities. An ineligible activity is an activity that: 
  • is a requirement of a class or course in which the student is enrolled (e.g., cooperative education portion of a course, job shadowing, work experience);
  • takes place during the time allotted for the instructional program on a school day. However, an activity that takes place during the student's lunch breaks or “spare” periods is permissible;
  • takes place in a logging or mining environment, if the student is under sixteen years of age;
  • takes place in a factory, if the student is under 15 years of age;
  • takes place in a workplace other than a factory, if the student is under 14 years of age and is not accompanied by an adult;
  • would normally be performed for wages by a person in the workplace;
  • involves the operation of a vehicle, power tools, or scaffolding;
  • involves the administration of any type or form of medication or medical procedure to other persons;
  • involves handling of substances classed as “designated substances” under the Occupational Health and Safety Act;
  • requires the knowledge of a tradesperson whose trade is regulated by the provincial government;
  • involves banking or the handling of securities, or the handling of jewelry, works of art, antiques, or other valuables;
  • consists of duties normally performed in the home (i.e., daily chores) or personal recreational activities;
  • involves activities for a court-ordered program (e.g., community-service program for young offenders, probationary program).
 
ST. ANDREW’S LIST OF ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES
  • being a peer tutor
  • being a minor sports official
  • ushering at a school play
  • participating in a 30-Hour Famine
  • helping at Homecoming
  • giving blood
  • working at Food Bank
  • raking leaves for seniors
  • being an Altar Server
  • coaching a team
  • Upper School usher
  • managing a sports team
  • having a SLG position
In order to afford students the richest volunteer experience possible, St. Andrew’s encourages Upper School students to volunteer off campus. Due to the limited off-campus opportunities for younger students, Middle School students should take advantage of community service activities at St. Andrew's.
 
ST. ANDREW’S LIST OF INELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES
  • any elected or appointed position (Prefect, Head of House, sports captain)
  • more than one 30-Hour Famine
  • debating
  • drama
  • helping a family member
  • occasionally helping a classmate with homework
  • working for a company such as IBM or a store

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