Bristol Community College

Bristol Community College
http://bristolcc.edu/

Service Club Advisors

Help students put their education to work in our community and gain recognition from the President of the United States, Barack Obama, and the College.

How Can Students in Service Clubs Get Involved in Community Service?

Step 1: The student reads an online Pre-Service Training Guide and takes the online Self-Test. available from http://www.bristolcc.edu/Academics/servicelearning/sl_students.cfm. Once successfully completed, he/she receives a certificate for participating in the training and is ready to start work on a project.

If the student in under 18 years of age, he/she must complete a parental permission form (available from http://www.bristolcc.edu/Academics/servicelearning/sl_student_contracts.cfm) before performing service in the community.

Step 2: The student completes a minimum of 10 hours of unpaid community service for a non-profit agency or organization in the community or for a BCC Service Club project.

Step 3: The student who completes an Individual Community Service Record receives a Certificate of Appreciation for their service. If the Record submitted by the April 15th deadline, the student and the community partner or club advisor will receive an invitation to the Civic Engagement Recognition Breakfast. The student will be given Co-Curricular Community Service Record documenting their service upon request.

How can a Student or Club Advisor Gain Recognition from President Barack Obama?

BCC’s Civic Engagement Program has been granted the authority to present a President’s Volunteer Service Award from President Barack Obama to any member of the BCC Community (students, faculty, administrators and staff) who successfully document the completion of a minimum of 100 hours of community service. Select The President’s Volunteer Service Award link for details about the awards available for the various numbers of hours of service. Select the Forms and Contracts link to access a Community Service Record form to document your service.

                         "We are the ones we have been waiting for."
                                      –
Barack Obama, President of the United States of America

How can a Student, Club Advisor and Community Partner Gain Recognition from President Sbrega?

A student who performs a minimum of 10 hours of documented unpaid service for a non-profit agency or organization in the community or on a BCC Service Club project are eligible to receive a notation on a Co-Curricular Community Service Record available upon request from the Civic Engagement Program Clerk in K123, an invitation to the Civic Engagement Recognition Breakfast and a Certificate of Appreciation from President Sbrega. The club advisor and community partner will also be invited to the Breakfast and will receive a Certificate of Appreciation.

How Can Students in Clubs Become Community Service Leaders?

Step 1: The student completes a minimum of two Service-Learning or Community Service projects.

Step 2: The student participates in Community Service Leadership Training offered by the Center for Civic Engagement or Office of Student Life. Once completed, he/she receives a certificate for participating in the leadership training and is ready to lead peers on a project that meets a real need in the community working for a non-profit agency or organization or on a BCC Service Club project.

Step 3: The student completes a Pre-Community Service Leadership Contract.

Step 4: The student leads a minimum of 5 peers on a project that meets a real need working for a non-profit agency or organization or with a BCC Service Club and makes sure that each participating student completes a Community Service Record. If the Records are submitted by the April 15th deadline, the students will receive an invitation to the Civic Engagement Recognition Breakfast and receive a Certificate of Accomplishment from President Sbrega.

Step 5: After successfully leading peers on a community service project, the student submits a Community Service Leader Record. Students who complete all leadership requirements receive a Certificate of Accomplishment in Community Service Leadership. They also wear a red cord and are publicly recognized at commencement. “Community Service Leader” is also noted on their Co-Curricular Service Record if the leadership is not related to a course. If the Record is submitted by the April 15th deadline, the student and the community partner or club advisor/project supervisor will receive an invitation to the Civic Engagement Recognition Breakfast.

Want to Get Connected to Others Involved in Civic Engagement at BCC?

Ask your club members to become a fan of our Civic Engagement Facebook page. Post your club’s service projects and photos of your club members in action performing service or create a blog to recruit students to help with your club’s service projects.

We look forward to working with you and your students to make a difference in our community, and for our students through Civic Engagement.

Call the Center for Civic Engagement Staff at 508-678-2811 ext. 2459 for more information or assistance.