Service as Action, Through Community Service
Action and service are shared values of the IB community and integral to the middle years programme (MYP) here at Paisley IB Magnet School. Students take action when they apply what they are learning in the classroom and beyond. IB learners strive to be caring members of the community who demonstrate a commitment to service – making a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment. At Paisley, all students are expected to complete a minimum number of community and service hours each year:
- Year I (6th Grade) - 20 hours
- Year II (7th Grade) - 25 hours
- Year III (8th Grade) - 30 hours
- Year IV (9th Grade) - 35 hours
- Year V (10th Grade) - 40 hours
In addition to opportunities advertised within the school, students are encouraged to seek community and service opportunities outside of Paisley.
Opportunities Available Throughout the Year
Bethabara Park, Contact Diana Overbey (336.924.8191 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Assist with special seasonal events such as Applefest, Bethabara Christmas, and Bethabara Highland Games. Students can be of any age (certain activities may be restricted to those over 16 years of age). Learn more at: http://www.cityofws.org/Departments/Recreation-Parks/Historic-Bethabara/Volunteer
Church/Synagogues/Faith Communities, Help in the nursery; volunteer for grounds work; participate in outreach programs; work at VBS; help with missions conferences; make a meal for a new mom & family, or make food for church activities.
Crisis Control Ministry, Contact Vicki Jones (336.201.5290 or email@example.com). Help with the food pantry and assist with special events throughout the year. Contact Ms. Jones for additional information and volunteer application. Learn more about these opportunities at https://crisiscontrol.org/volunteer/
Elementary Schools of Winston Salem, Contact your former assistant principal or school's PTSA volunteer coordinator to find out how YOU can help other kids do as well as you!! (Examples: help w/ grounds keeping, help with Family Fun Nights, help teachers after school, help collect books for their book drives, tutor (possibly-check w/ the staff)
Forsyth Humane Society, Contact Stephanie Davis (336.546.1414 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Serve as a shelter volunteer or assist with special events. Students must be at least 16 years of age to volunteer independently (those ages 12-15 can volunteer with trained adult). Learn more about these opportunities at https://www.forsythhumane.org/copy-of-volunteer
Habitat for Humanity, Contact Debbie Cesta (336.306.8419 or email@example.com). Help in Habitat ReStore (organizing shelves, cleaning items before display, assisting customers). Students under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult and must be a minimum of 14 years old to volunteer. If age 16 and over, can also assist with home building! Learn more about these opportunities at www.habitatforsyth.org.
H.O.P.E. (Help Our People Eat) of Winston-Salem, Contact 336.816.0801 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Bake healthy breads (banana, apple oatmeal, etc) on your own time, assemble lunches and produce bags on Saturday mornings or assist with food deliveries on Sundays. Learn more about these and other opportunities at https://hopews.org/ways-to-help/
TRELLIS (formerly known as Hospice & Palliative Care Center), Contact Angela Hendrichs (336.331.1339 or email@example.com) Bake cookies / desserts on your own time and drop off. Organize donation drive for items on Wish List. Take part in Cookie & Craft Club meets designated Saturdays during school year and weekly during the summer (12 hours year / 4 sessions). Learn more about these and other opportunities at http://www.hospicecarecenter.org/content/teen-opportunities
Locks of Love, Contact local beauty salons. Donate long hair to be made into wigs for children with long term medically related hair loss.
Riverwood Therapeutic Riding Program, Contact Aliza McIlwain (336.922.6426 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Assist with therapeutic riding classes for children with special needs. Students must be over 14 years of age to volunteer. Learn more about this opportunity at http://www.riverwoodtrc.org/.
Ronald McDonald House, Contact Rob Lemons (336.970.5651 or email@example.com). Provide an one time / occasional meal or snack bags for guests staying at the house. Students under 15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Learn more about these and other opportunities at http://www.rmhws.org/make-a-difference/volunteer/.
Kaledium North (previously known as SciWorks), contact Rebecca Davis (336.714.7115 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Variety of activities for all interests. Students must be over 13 years old; volunteers with animals must be 16 years or older. Learn more about these opportunities at http://north.kaleideum.org/support/volunteer/.
Second Harvest Food Bank, Contact Tammy DeCicco (336.784.5770 or email@example.com). Assist with sorting of canned and dry food and perishables. Students under 15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult (must be at least 12 years of age to volunteer). Learn more about these and other opportunities at http://www.hungernwnc.org/get-involved/volunteer.html.
SECU Family House, Contact Lisa Northrup (336.793.2822 or firstname.lastname@example.org) Make cookies, provide a meal, or assemble personal care bags for residents staying at the House. Individual students under 14 years of age and groups of students under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Learn more about these and other opportunities at http://www.familyhousews.org/get-involved/volunteer/
Special Olympics, Forsyth County, Contact Carlie Pudney (336.727.2425 or email@example.com). Assist with sports training for children with special needs with over 16 different Olympic-style sports year round. Students under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Learn more about these and other opportunities at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winston Salem Forsyth County Libraries, Call local branches to volunteer.
Winston Salem Symphony, Contact Jessica Munch-Dittmar (336.725.5371 or email@example.com). Provide office assistance (filing, assisting with mailings) or assist in Music Library (keeping inventory, copying, preparing and researching music). Students under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Learn more about these opportunities at http://www.wssymphony.org/contribute/volunteer/