Community service opportunities available through the high school

There are multiple ways to get community service hours, a couple being through the school from Drama club and community service clubs


Nathaly Fallas

The best things in life are free, like volunteers! An Interact Club volunteer hangs up a flyer promoting Cookies, Capri & Cram. On Jan. 18, the Interact Club received community service hours for putting up flyers around the school and picking up garbage on the street.

Community service hours are a requirement to graduate. Vikings need 45 hours, but how can students get them? There are multiple ways to earn community service hours at school. Students can find these opportunities through email and flyers around the school.

One way to get community service hours is through the Drama club. Whether you’re an actor or backstage crew you can get up to 90 hours of community service by helping out with a production.

Positions available are set design, costumes, publicity/marketing, sound, lights, props, and usher positions. Senior Hannah Hackney is the stage manager for the drama club and is looking for crew members for the 2023 spring play.

“When on Crew, you get to do things like build a set, make costumes, and build/make props. You also get to be part of the amazing drama family. You will meet lots of new people and have a chance to work closely with them,” Hackney said. 

Crew auditions will be held Tuesday, Jan. 30, and Wednesday, Feb. 1 in the PAC at 3 pm.

For those who aren’t looking for as long of a commitment but still want to be involved with drama, Senior Madison Boerger is the house manager for the drama club. She manages the ushers who hold doors and set up the lobby and will be looking for ushers for the spring play performances. 

“Each day they help out, they get there at like 5-5:30 and stay until about 9:00 so about four hours. They can sign up anytime between the first audition to the week before the first performance. The responsibilities include welcoming guests and scanning tickets. They are representing the school, so no cursing and just showing the 3 R’s. They also help the booster club with the concession stand. I need about 5:00 each night,” Boerger said. 

If you’re interested in an usher position, email Madison Boerger.

Another way to get community service hours is through the school’s community service clubs.

One of these clubs is Interact Club. Interact Club is a club formed solely for the purpose of completing community service. Kristin Odegaard is the adviser of Interact Club.

“During the course of a school year, students can earn 30 hours just by attending the meetings and doing community service at school,” Odegaard said.

Those who wish to earn more than 30 hours through Interact can meet outside of the Wednesday meeting times.

“We do street cleaning, we visit Ashley Pointe, we help out at Highland Elementary School, and we helped with the Lake Stevens Triathlon. We also do volunteer projects with the Lake Stevens Rotary Club,” Odegaard said.

Not only do club members enjoy getting community service, but they also enjoy meeting new people and spending time with friends. Interact Club meets every Wednesday from 2:45-3:45 pm in room N102.

For other community service opportunities check your email, inquire at the Career Center and ask non-profit organizations if they’re looking for volunteers.