IB Community Service

9th and 10th graders: In order to document your service hours, please have a letter written on letterhead from the organization where you completed the hours.  The letter should have your name, dates of service, number of hours, and type of activity.  Then turn in the letters to Mrs. Hollis who will document them in the computer.  Remember you will need 100 hours of service by May 1st (of your senior year) to qualify for the Bright Futures Scholarship.


11th and 12th graders: Be sure you are pre-approving activities through Managebac. 


Mission House

800 Shetter Ave.

Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250


FAX 241-7340


Mission House grew out of the compassion and dedication of the faith community at the Beach.

Opened in February, 1997, Mission House is a day facility serving the homeless in the Beaches communities from St. Johns County on the South to Mayport on the North, providing meals, showers, medical care, clothing vouchers, case management and referrals to agencies for jobs, mental health, medical services, etc. In 1998, the Mission House Clinic opened, providing free medical services on Tuesday nights and Saturday mornings to anyone without insurance. Mission House assists clients to regain their self-sufficiency, self-esteem and well-being.


usafreedomcorps.gov/ is a terrifc website we should share with our parents. It’s a great place to see local volunteer opportunities for this summer.


The site lets you pick interest and locations locally!


Jacksonville Beach -Baptist Beaches: Teen Auxiliary Volunteers (TAV) Open to teenagers, ages 14-18. Volunteers provide service and fund raising to benefit the hospital. Training and assignments scheduled after-school and weekends. Pick up applications in April at the front desk, probably want to call first. Chairman’s phone number is 270-8136.


Other programs: (SafeSitter 376-4902)(CPR 202-5239)


St. Augustine – Flager Hospital Clara Lugo, Director Of Volunteers 904.819.4411


http://www.redcrosslifeguard.org/Training/AnnualTraining.Html Great site.


Site for Red Cross Lifeguard Training


Guarding the Beach

On sundays and holidays, members of the ARC Volunteer Life Saving Corps take responsibility for the guard of the public beach of Jacksonville Beach, just as they have done since 1912. This is strictly a volunteer service that functions as a highly competent and professional force. The members are well trained and disciplined in the most modern techniques of lifesaving as well as in tradition that has placed the organization at the forefront of the service.


The Corps was the first such volunteer organization and although many others were formed, first by the U.S. Coast Guard and then by the American Red Cross, we are the only remaining volunteer group. The lifeguards’ buoy that is used throughout the world was first developed here by Henry Walters and was called the Walters’ Torpedo Buoy.


http://www.theroadlesstraveled.com/service_learning.html Travel and Service POC. The Road Less Traveled has educated youth to believe in themselves and their individual and collective abilities to shape the future for more than 15 years. We do this by leading young men and women ages 13 to 19 on challenging, stimulating, mind-and-soul expanding journeys. Our values are simple: get out there, to the far places; learn new skills; welcome surprise; work together.