Validation of Service Hours for Group Service Projects
Do I need to submit a group or individual form?
Group forms are for groups or classes completing a service project and one member of that group submits the hours for everyone that served (ex. An organization volunteers at the food pantry as a group and the community service chair submits everyone's hours.)
Individual forms are for individuals that are completing service independently from a group event. This form still allows individuals to list organizations that they are members of so that it may count towards that organization's community service hours (for Panther Service Cup, etc...), but the student will only be entering hours for themselves.
What counts as service?
Direct Service (ex. packing food at Ozarks Food Harvest)
Internships - only if they are unpaid and with a nonprofit or organization that serves the public good (ex. City of Springfield or a hospital)
Philanthropy and Fundraising - only if you are organization, implementing, or volunteering at an event (ex. Dance Marathon or a 5K) This DOES NOT count if you are only attending the event or participating (running in a 5K)
Awareness/Education/Advocacy - Letter writing campaign, hunger banquet, or sleep out