Service Defined: An unpaid and voluntary exchange that has a learning benefit for the student.

These are some of the Service CAS activities students do at RHS. They’re not in any particular order and some of them are repeated in the other two categories because they overlap. Hope this gives you an idea or two.

  • Destination Imagination (academic club that builds participants’ creativity, problem solving, and teamwork in enjoyable and meaningful ways)
  • School Play/Musical (as long as it’s not part of the student’s IB Diploma Program)
  • Tutoring (must be in a structured environment with an appropriate adult supervisor)
  • Church trip to Mexico to build a house (strictly a service project; devotion nor prothelitizing played a part in this trip)
  • Volunteering in a doctor’s office (usually the student must be at least 16 years old)
  • ASB Commissioner of Dance (budget, decorations, planning committees, etc.)
  • Starting your own non-profit organization (one of our students started her own non-profit company called H.O.P.E. which stands for Help On Planet Earth; H.O.P.E. raises money which is sent to Invisible Children and
  • Working in a homeless shelter or soup kitchen (must be in a structured environment with an appropriate adult supervisor)
  • Invisible Children (Motivated by the unseen war in Northern Uganda; click here for their website)
  • Volunteering at a retirement or convalescent home (we have a partnership with Villa Colima, a local retirement home)
  • Beach Cleanup (this activity is done through various clubs on campus and requires some physical exertion)
  • Model United Nations (involvement requires a lot of research, debate, speech-writing and giving speeches)
  • Link Crew (a high school transition program that welcomes freshmen and makes them feel comfortable throughout the first year of their high school experience)
  • Teacher Assistant (students assist teachers in non-confidential activities)
  • Teaching in a foreign country (one of our students traveled to Indonesia and taught young school children)
  • Planting trees (TreePeople; click here for their website)
  • Red Cross (click here for their website)
  • City of Hope Blood Drive (click here for their website)
  • Measles Initiative (a fundraiser held at Baja Fresh; all funds were donated to the Measles Initiative)
  • 30 Hour Famine (click here for their website)
  • Stand Up for Kids (click here for their website)
  • The Smile Train (click here for their website)
  • Cleanup The World (click here for their website)
  • Young Heroes (click here for their website)
  • Big Sunday (held on Earth Day; volunteers help conserve and beautify the natural surroundings; requires a lot of manual labor; click here for their website)
  • Swim Instructor (volunteer work to help children ages 6-14 learn how to swim)
  • Rose Parade Float Decoration (students volunteer to decorate various Rose Parade floats in Pasadena, California between Christmas Day and News Year Day)
  • American Cancer Society Jog-a-thon (jog-a-thon to raise money for the American Cancer Society; click here for their website)
  • Humanitarian Day (click here for their website)
  • Officer in a school club (student must be active in planning, organizing, and publicizing service projects)
  • Holiday Basket: Canned Food Drive (school clubs participate at local canned food drives during the Holiday Season)
  • Ronald McDonald House (click here for their website)
  • Te Shin Organization (a place for children to come to after school and finish up homework, IB student wrote songs and developed lessons for the group leader)
  • Relay for Life (event to raise money for the American Cancer Society; click here for their website)
  • Trash Pickup (on weekends school clubs joined forces to pick up trash on campus)
  • Habitat for Humanity (seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action;click here for their website)
  • Football Spotter (volunteer for local Pop Warner football to ensure that all young players participate on the field for the minimum number of plays)
  • Basketball Referee (volunteer to referee 3-6th graders in the National Junior Basketball Association)
  • Academic Decathlon (a team competition wherein students match their intellects with students from other schools)
  • L.A. Times Paper Convention (transporting huge boxes of papers from the paper stack to the cart then to the truck)
  • Summer Science Camp/Youth Science Center (teaching younger students in Early Enriched Learning classes)
  • Barnes & Nobles Christmas Gift Wrapping (volunteers wrap books for customers at Barnes & Noble for free during the Holiday Season)
  • The Bunny Bunch (help set up an adoptive session in a local pet store; volunteers will take part in providing information to potential adopters, monitoring the bunnies and helping to clean up; click here for their website)
  • Carolyn Rosas Park Volunteer (Day Camp Program that gives elementary to middle school kids a place to do homework and stay after school when their parents are at work.
  • Easter Basket Project (held at West LA’s Foshay Masonic Lodge; will help make Easter Baskets for children who are abused, neglected, abandoned, and orphaned)
  • Comedy Sportz (improvisational comedy involving a whole group of performers making up scenes and playing games on the spot based on audience suggestions; click here for their website)
  • MathCounts Competition (volunteers will assist the local Intermediate School with the MathCounts Competition; click here for their website)
  • Cooking for children with disabilities (volunteers cooked and shared a meal with physically/mentally disabled children)
  • Rabbit Rescue (students volunteer at Petco by assisting customers in handling rabbits and learning about the adoption process; click here for their website)
  • TAG Away Graffiti (students routed the city of Monterey Park to identify graffiti for city officials)
  • Recycling (collecting aluminum, plastic, and paper goods and transporting them to a reclamation center)
  • Best Buddies (Best Buddies is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships and integrated employment)
  • Chinatown Firecracker Race (volunteer opportunity for fundraising event in the local Chinatown)
  • Teaching a musical instrument (activity must be in a structured environment with an appropriate adult supervisor)

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