If you’re looking for approved community service opportunities here are some for your consideration.
Global Eye Mission
Help the blind see by bringing the life-changing gift of sight to under-served peoples of the world.
Change the lives of the poor in the under-served countries of the world by bringing sight to the blind, thereby improving their quality of life and the communities they live in! Collect 25 pairs of gently used prescription glasses and attach a small note of thanks to each pair of the glasses for a missionary physician to distribute! Global Eye Mission nonprofit charity will provide impoverished persons with these glasses to help restore vision worldwide. Participants will receive 10 hours of community service hours.
The glasses must be submitted in a sealed ziplock bag(s) with the student’s name clearly printed on the bag(s). Before dropping off the glasses, students must email Mrs. Harkin to inform her of your drop off date and time. firstname.lastname@example.org
Cohorts A and B can drop off the glasses in the grey bin outside the Chapel doors. Cohort C can drop the glasses in the grey bin located beside the exterior Chapel door at the front of the school.
The glasses will be given to the Global Eye Mission’s rep, Dr. Karen Lee, owner and optometrist at the Optometry & Optical office Eye Focus. She has participated in numerous global eye care missions serving underprivileged communities in India, Ecuador, Peru, Thailand, Mexico, China, Nicaragua.
Providing safe, clean and beautiful laneways, alleys and gardens that people of all ages can enjoy.
Need Community Service Hours? Contact Beautiful Alleys. This Hamilton Organization sets up groups of volunteers to improve alleys and neighbourhoods in Hamilton. Interested students can participate by helping winterize local public pollinator gardens in city parks, clean up a designated park, or participate in the spring cleanup day. Student volunteers must be accompanied by a parent or guardian while volunteering. Interested students can contact Beautiful Alleys at email@example.com
The Gibson and Landsdale Area (GALA) Community
The Gibson and Landsdale Area (GALA) Community of Hamilton needs a student volunteer who can assist with the “Beautiful Alleys’ website. A student volunteer is needed to post and update the website with newspaper articles from the Hamilton Herald. This can be done from home through a shared google drive. Interested students can contact Beautiful Alleys at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Simone’s Warehouse: Canadian Food For Children
Shoe Campaign Volunteering Opportunity
Why Not Volunteer from Home? If you are a student in need of volunteer hours and cannot make it to the C.F.F.C warehouse, why not help CFFC remotely?
C.F.F.C. has a large warehouse in Mississauga from which one million pounds of food and supplies are sent out each month to poor countries around the world in 20ft and 40ft containers. Due to COVID, students are not able to volunteer at the warehouse during this time. However, Dr. Simone needs student volunteers to spend your time gathering donations for the poor. VOLUNTEER WITH THE SHOE DONATION CAMPAIGN: Gather 25 pairs of gently used shoes and receive 10 hours of community service hours. Interested participants can contact Mrs Harkin for details email@example.com
Volunteering Opportunity From Home
Need volunteer hours while stuck at home? Interested students can create their own volunteer project! Students must register your volunteer project and ideas at: firstname.lastname@example.org and provide them with the nature of your remote service project and your goals, we might be able to provide you with some community service hours that reflects your efforts.
You could have a family soap drive? Why not do a cleaning of your closets and donate gently used items that you no longer use or need to CFFC? What about a project of returning cans and bottles for recycling and donating the deposit fees to the poor? Why not host a birthday party for an anonymous girl or boy in EL Salvador or Malawi? The presents/toys/clothing you collect would be sent directly to the country you select. How about organizing a school supply drive, pencils, pens, crayons, paper, etc.? You might even cut your grandma’s lawn or help a neighbour with some gardening. You might negotiate a small fee and donate this money to help the poor. Remember, you will have to work remotely and follow all Ontario and municipal health guidelines. It can be done and you can have fun. You might have your own project or ideas in mind? The potential is limitless. Your volunteer project can be as short or long as you determine.
Please remember that every little bit helps. “$1.00 provides 20 meals for the poor. One bar of soap can help a family prevent the spread of Covid-19 for several days. One pencil and a few pieces of paper are a gift for a child that has nothing.” While we want you to think big, remember, that Jesus blesses the small. Don’t be discouraged if you can only do a little! Note: C.F.F.C would like to feature some of these remote volunteer projects in our future CFFC newsletters.