VINTON-SHELLSBURG HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS are encouraged to volunteer their time and talents throughout our community and receive recognition for their efforts upon graduation.
Students may earn a Black and Gold Cord to be worn on their gown at graduation, which indicates significant hours of community volunteer service during their enrollment at Vinton- Shellsburg High School. From the time they enter high school until they graduate, students provide 100 hours of service to earn a cord. Students are encouraged to average about 25 hours of service per year. Opportunities will be posted in the announcements and on this page. Accrued hours are documented, tracked and tabulated.
*students must have prior approval from Mr. Kingsbury or Mr. Islas before performing Black & Gold hours. If the volunteer work that you want to do is not listed on the High School Black & Gold hours link, you must get prior approval. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to check if the opportunity qualifies before assuming it does. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Volunteerism may be defined as contributing one’s time or talents for charitable, educational, social, political, or other worthwhile purposes, usually in one’s community, freely and without regard for compensation. Americans have shaped their nation by their voluntary efforts: providing services, organizing political action, caring for the poor, reaching out to the disadvantaged, providing education, ensuring equality and civil rights for all citizens, and working for change.
1 year = Start: First day after school is released. End: The last day of school the following year.
All record sheets must be turned in for current school year to receive credit. No previous year forms will be accepted.
Eligibility for hours is the final responsibility of the teacher sponsor, volunteer work sponsor and student.
Volunteers are needed to help younger students at the Youth Garden in Vinton plant and take care of vegetables. The normal hours are 3:30 on Mondays during the school year and 2:30 on Mondays in the summer. There may be other hours added. The volunteers are notified by email each week. Please contact Eileen Loan by message through Vinton Youth Garden Facebook to sign up to help.
The Benton County Cattlemen are looking for volunteers to work at the beef booth during the Benton County Fair. The fair runs July 12th thru July 16th. The booth is open at 7 am and closes at 9 pm. Volunteers are needed for anytime!! Please contact Laurie Wauters at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up to help. This will qualify for Black & Gold hours or 1:1 laptops.
Volunteers are needed to help move furniture for approximately 1 hour each Wednesday @ 3:30 pm. This is an ongoing need and will count towards Black & Gold Hours or can be used for 1:1 laptops. Please leave a message with your contact information at Echo Ministries (319) 472-2002 if interested in helping.
Volunteers are needed to help with childcare for MOPS at Blessed Hope Church (behind Theisen’s) Wednesday from 5:30pm – 7 pm. Please contact Becky Lutgen at email@example.com or (319) 361-7044 if you are available to help.
Volunteers are needed to help with concessions and cleaning at the Palace Theatre throughout the year. If interested, please text Marcy Horst at (319) 721-1838. She will put you on the sub/special showing list and you be texted when opportunities arise.
Some of the projects volunteers may help with:
Please contact Sharon Happel by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or (319) 533-4524 to volunteer or ask questions.