Frequently Asked Questions
Why Do Service?
Everyone has their own reasons for doing service. Service strengthens and grows our community. Through service, we learn and sharpen our talents and skills, explore new interests, and learn more about ourselves and our local communities.
What Counts as Service?
Service is work that is done voluntary (unpaid) for the benefit of others through an organization, club, or activity. There are four types of service:
- Direct – such as working one-on-one as a tutor
- Indirect – such as fundraising for a cause or organizing a food pantry
- Awareness—such as educating preschool students about recycling
- Advocacy—such as writing letters to local government official on behalf of an issue
All types of service counts!
ETHS (as a publicly funded organization) does not give service credit for volunteer work that is religious in nature (religion classes, religious services, etc) or supportive of a particular political candidate or party. We recognize that these are worthwhile experiences, but they don’t count as service at ETHS.
Can I Get My Family and Friends Involved?
Definitely! Service with others is a wonderful way to build team unity and have fun. Check with a local organization if they accept large groups or would be willing to take on more than one volunteer.
How Do I Get Involved in Service?
There are so many ways to get involved! Here are some places to start:
Learn about local organizations that are accepting volunteers and other service opportunities on our website
Reach out to Community Service Office to have a one-on-one meeting, brainstorm a project or new community partnership, and more!
Sign up to receive our Weekly Newsletter to learn about up and coming service events.
Ask your friends, family, coaches, places of worship for ideas too!