Volunteer service qualifies for Crowder hours when no pay is received and…
It is performed for a nonprofit organization
It is completed outside of class
It is not required for an additional class grade (other than COLL 101) or for the courts
It benefits a community or its institutions
The following will not be accepted as community service:
Gardening for someone who is too busy to do it (there is no demonstration of financial hardship)
Helping at a business (for-profit businesses should pay, not exploit, student labor)
Babysitting or cleaning house for a parent, friend or neighbor (is considered a family obligation, or a neighborly act — not community service)
Fundraising for a Crowder Organization or club (unless it’s a community service club or community related fundraiser)
Religious proselytizing, reading Bible verses or being an acolyte (however, service that relates to support of a church will be accepted – such as preparing or serving food for a dinner, cleaning the sanctuary pews, gardening, non-paid nursery duty)
Hours earned previous to enrolling into your COLL 101 course or in a previous COLL 101 course do not apply toward the Crowder Service Seed 4-hour requirement. This is because the Service Seed is integrated into the College Orientation 101 curriculum.
Pre-approval is required when service will be for…
A for-profit business
When in doubt, check with your COLL 101 instructor or Katie Strohl (417-455-5559) first.