Community Service Ideas

   On-Campus

ASB Committees

Participate on an ASB committees (Social, BASIC, Community Service, Grizzly Pride, and Student Relations) and receive community service hours by participating in committee meetings and activities. Contact the ASB Committee Head to learn more.

The Community Service Committee is currently organizing the following opportunities. Contact Brady Parker for more information:

  • Writing letters to senior citizens in our local community
  • Tutoring younger Bear Creek students
  • Trash monitoring on campus

Tutoring

Bear Creek's chapters of Mu Alpha Theta and National Honor Society offer tutoring to fellow students. Contact Mrs. Riley (MAT) or Mrs. Graham (NHS) if you are a member of either organization and would like to serve.

Off-Campus

Tutoring

Teens Give virtual tutoring options are a dream come true for their volunteers and their parents alike by removing the transportation component and opening up communities well beyond the local area and allowing direct interaction with people that need their help.

Disabilities

Become an e-buddy at Best Buddies and help promote social inclusion online for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Book Share is designed to help people with reading disabilities. If you are 15 or older, you can volunteer to edit, read a description, or scan and proofread documents.

Be My Eyes is a free app connecting blind and low-vision people with sighted individuals. As a volunteer, you will have the ability to help people with disabilities manage daily challenges through live video calls.

Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center is a community where horses transform the bodies, minds, and spirits of people with disabilities.

Miscellaneous

Hopelink is a nonprofit organization working to end poverty in our community. Each year they help more than 64,000 people through programs that provide stability and the skills and knowledge needed to exit poverty.

Jubilee REACH works to bring healing, build community, and transform the lives of the students and their families in Bellevue. They believe every child has the desire to be loved, known, affirmed and belong to something greater than self.

East King County Youth Traffic Court is a student-led organization that works with King County District Court to hear real cases of traffic citations issued to 16- and 17-year-olds, offering them an alternative to the traditional justice system. The cases are handled by youth “attorneys,” a youth “judge,” and a youth "jury," making it the ultimate jury of your peers for teenagers.

Amnesty Decoders is an innovative way for volunteers worldwide to use their computers or smartphones to help researchers sift through critical information. Join a global network of volunteers helping locate and expose human rights violations.

Zooniverse provides an opportunity for anyone to help out with important research. Simply select a project in an area that interests you – such as space, nature, or the arts – and get started. You could be part of a new discovery!

Additional Ideas

Here are more sites with general ideas for virtual service opportunities (the organizations that produced the following virtual service opportunity idea lists are not necessarily endorsed by Bear Creek; they simply provide a list of good ideas to consider in the area of virtual community service). 

Grown and Flown is a hub for articles and resources aimed to help parents and teens thrive in their middle, high school, and college years.

College Transitions is a team of counselors, academics, and former admission officers. They leverage their quantitative background, professional network, and inside knowledge to help students identify good-fit schools and gain a competitive advantage in the admissions process.

We Are Teachers seeks to inspire teachers and help them succeed by sharing practical classroom ideas, the best freebies and giveaways, and teacher-to-teacher advice and humor.

Points of Light exists to inspire, equip, and mobilize people to take action that changes the world.

VolunteerMatch is the largest network in the nonprofit world, with the most volunteers, nonprofits and opportunities to make a difference.