- 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 fifteen years of age;
- takes place in a workplace other than a factory, if the student is under fourteen 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 jewellery, 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
- Usher at a school play
- One 30 hour Famine
- Helping at Homecoming Giving blood Working at the Food Bank
- Raking leaves for seniors
- Being an Altar Server
- Coaching a team
- Upper School Usher
- Manager of Sports teams
- An 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 Captains)
- More than one 30 hour Famine
- Helping a family member
- Occasionally helping a classmate with homework
- Working for a company such as IBM or a store.