Service Hours

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Service Hours Definition

Service hours will be defined as any activity that a student gives up time for, will not be paid for, and helps others. These volunteer hours can be completed inside and outside the school. Students will not be able to use family chores or anything they are being rewarded for as service hours.

Service Hours Overview

  • Each student will be expected to complete 15 service hours per year.
  • Only 4 hours may be counted from one activity unless you are making a long term commitment.
  • Students will have in school and out of school opportunities to choose from.
  • We require students to spend at least 6 service hours on out of house activities.


Mission and Goals

  • To give each student the opportunity to use Christian values learned in the classroom in real world experiences.
  • To stretch students beyond their comfort zone to promote personal growth.
  • To allow students to have a positive effect on and be positively affected by people they would not normally meet.
  • To teach students the value of using their time to put the interests of others in front of their own.
  • To promote a community where students can build each other up and help those who are less able to help themselves.
  • To show the Christian character of CLA students to those inside and outside of the school.
  • As an added bonus, our students' college applications will be enhanced.


Service Opportunities (incomplete list)

In School:

  1. Concessions/admissions at sporting events - please see Jed Bennett
  2. Tutoring - please see Leslie Cornwell
  3. Mentoring - please see Natalie Salsgiver

Out of School:

  1. Feed My Starving Children (Schaumburg, IL)
  2. Witness for Life
  3. Campus Life Ministries (Arlington Heights)
  4. Warm Blankets orphan care (Rolling Meadows)

*There will be transportation and chaperones at some out of school events

If you have any questions, information on other service opportunities in the community, or would like to be on the chaperone list, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..