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Graduation Project

Garden Spot High School requires that all learners participate in a Service Learning Project as a graduation requirement. The Service Learning Project consists of completing 30 hours of volunteer service between grades 7 and the fall of grade 12. Hours can be completed at one event (ex.- mission trip) or over the course of a learners school career. After hours are completed, learners are required to document the experience with the Guidance Office by completing the service verification form. The form requires a signature from the person who oversees the experience as well as the completion of reflection questions by the learner. The Service Learning Verification Form can also be found under "Guidance Documents".

Please bring the form to the Administrative Assistant to the Counseling Department upon completion. 

Service Learning Project Dates:

  • Service Learning Hours and Journal Completion Due - November of Senior year

 

Community Volunteer Contacts

Check with local Townships, Boroughs, churches (summer Bible camps), parks, Fire Departments, Humane League, Special Olympics, Food Banks, Sports camps over the summer, Boy/Girl Scouts, Local Businesses, Teachers, etc.

Blue Ball Elementary School PTO

Jami Leisey

blueballpto1@gmail.com

 

Christmas on Main

717-354-8206

https://www.newhollandbusiness.org/christmas-on-main

 

CrossNet Ministries

Meredith Dahl

Lisa Kerstetter

717-355-2454

https://elancocross.org/

 

Denver Borough

501 Main Street  

Denver, PA 17517  

Ph: 717-336-2831

https://denverboro.net/

What can I do:  park clean up, race or event set up/clean up etc

 

Eastern Lancaster County Library

11 Chestnut Dr,

New Holland, PA 17557

(717) 354-0525

https://elancolibrary.org/

What can I do:  check in/check out books, help with library activities etc.

 

Friendship Community:

Phil Horning

717-656-2466 x1165

https://www.friendshipcommunity.net/

What can I do: Help with social activities, be a part of fundraising events, maintenance, etc.

 

Garden Spot Fire Rescue

Darryl Keiser

717-354-8311

https://gsfr39.net/

 

Garden Spot Midget Association

https://www.elanco.org/athletics/gs-community-athletics

 

Garden Spot Youth Soccer Club

Matt Graham       

 717-333-2180

https://www.gsysc.com/

What can I do: Line fields, check field equipment for damage, Attend monthly soccer club meetings

There are also opportunities to coach/assistant coach the U6 and U8 teams. Coaching at this level is mostly about having fun, learning basic skills and the rules of the game.

*If interested in coaching, you MUST provide clearances and do training. These clearances and training include:

·                PA State Police Criminal History Report

·                PA Department of Human Services Child Abuse History Report

·                Risk Management

·                Concussion Training

All clearances and training are FREE for volunteers and accessible through the GSYSC website (www.gsysc.com) under the ‘Coaching Resources’ tab. The club will sign off on hours for doing the concussion training which takes about one to one and a half hours. There will be a quiz at the end of the training videos and then you will receive a certificate of completion. Your name MUST appear on the certificate, or you will have to redo the whole training. You can email all clearances and training paperwork to the GSYSC club president, Matt Graham at mattg.gsysc@gmail.com.

 

Historic Poole Forge

Dr. Dawn Rise Ekdahl

Executive Director

484-797-5302

https://historicpooleforge.org/

 

Lancaster YMCA:

Nancy Pleger- Executive Assistant

717-393-9622 x2024

npleger@rosesymca.org

https://www.rosesymca.org/

 

Little Springs Farm

Horse Farm- Mohnton, PA

Cindy Martin

717-725-7133

https://www.littlespringsfarm.com/

 

Meals on Wheels:

717-354-9150

https://mealsonwheelsoflancaster.org/othermowlocations/

 

New Holland Ambulance Association

Darrel Fisher

717-354-6945

info@newhollandambulance.com

https://www.newhollandambulance.com/

 

New Holland Borough

436 E Main St

New Holland, PA 17557 

(717) 354-4567

https://newhollandborough.org/

What can I do:  park clean up, race or event set up/clean up etc.

 

New Holland Business Association:

717-355-6233

https://www.newhollandbusiness.org/

 

New Holland Early Learning Center

18 Western Ave

New Holland, PA 17557

717-354-4440

https://www.facebook.com/newhollandearlylearningcenter/

What can I do: Help in the classroom over the summer

 

New Holland Farmers Fair Association:

717-354-5880

info@newhollandfair.org

http://newhollandfair.org/

 

New Holland Historical Society

info@NHHistorical.com

https://nhhistorical.com/

What can I do: Help with events

 

New Holland Food Pantry:

717-355-2454

https://elancocross.org/what-we-do/food-nutrition-programs/

 

OCMA’s A Better Tomorrow

Kristen Reeser

717-682-8740

knreeser@gmail.com

https://ocmaabt.org/

 

Re-Uzit- New Holland

707 W Main St,

New Holland, PA 17557

(717) 354-8355

info@newholandreuzit.org

https://www.newhollandreuzit.org/

What can I do: item sorting, item rotation etc.

 

ELANCO Mini Relay for Life:

Contact Julie Groft

julie_groft@elanco.org

 

Release Time:

(Blue Ball) 717-405-2955

https://m.facebook.com/p/Blue-Ball-Elanco-Release-Time-100067582936425/

(New Holland) 717-283-8921

Drjr145@yahoo.com,

What can I do: Lead a group of 3-4 students during Release Time

 

Summer Arts Program

Sue Noll

717-355-9795

newhollandsummerartassoc@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/newhollandsummerarts/

 

Terre Hill Community Park

PO Box 250

Terre Hill, PA 17581

717-445-4581

office@terrehillboro.com

https://terrehillboro.com/terre-hill-park/

What can I do: Volunteer during Terre Hill Community Days, help clean the park on Volunteer Days

 

Tel Hai Retirement Community:

1200 Tel Hai Circle

Honey Brook, PA 19344

volunteer@telhai.org

https://www.telhai.org/

What can I do: help with mail, help members with crafts/activities

 

Upward Basketball and Cheerleading

717-355-7800

https://nhcnazarene.org/upward/

What can I do:  Coaching for basketball and cheerleading and refereeing

 

Water Street Rescue Mission

210 S. Prince St

Lancaster, PA

717-393-7709

https://wsm.org/

 

Woodcrest Retreat

A Christian, non-profit camp

225 Woodcrest Dr.

Ephrata, PA 17522

717-738-2233

https://www.woodcrestretreat.org/

Roles you could volunteer in: Kitchen Help, Maintenance, Summer camp day camp counselor (an application and interview required)