Community Service

In an effort to put into practice Solebury School's philosophy of commitment to the “active concern for the greater humanity,” Community Service has become an integral part of the Solebury experience. Community Service is a priority for many students and a requirement for graduation.  

IF YOU HAVE COMPLETED COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS, PLEASE COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING COMMUNITY SERVICE FORM. CLICK HERE

 

Requirements:

Students from grades nine through twelve will be expected to complete ten hours per year of approved community service. Up to half of these hours may be completed on campus. Middle school students will be required to complete five hours per year. Those entering Solebury after seventh grade will not be required to make up the lost hours from previous years. Any number of hours above the required ten hours per year will count toward the next year's requirement. 

Contacts:

For information about Community service guidelines or opportunities contact Community Service advisors Hanna Elliot, hanna@solebury.org, or Sarah Sargent, ssargent@solebury.org.

What is Community Service?

Opportunities for community service are as diverse as our student body. Solebury's Community Service Advisors can help students find areas of service that meet their interests and priorities. Here are a few examples of ways to serve:

  • Animal lovers might volunteer at the Humane Society.
  • Athletes might work as referees or umpires for local youth groups.
  • Get involved at homeless shelters or elementary schools and be a mentor to children. 
  • Share artistic interests and talents at retirement centers, day care centers or nonprofit art centers.
  • Work at a soup kitchen or food pantry.
  • Environmentalists might work at a park, form a group to adopt a highway, or raise funds for ecological organizations such as the Audubon Society or Honey Hollow Environmental Education Center.
  • Work for the American Red Cross, local fire and emergency stations, or other emergency relief organizations.

Upcoming Events

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News List

  • Apr. 23 - 25 -Teach2Serve Organizing Fresh Produce Food Drive

    Posted April 16

    The last fresh produce drive was such a success and so appreciated by the patrons of the Doylestown Food Pantry, who rarely get to eat fresh fruits and vegetables, that Teach2Serve cohort 4 is organizing another 3 day drive from Wednesday, April 23 through Friday, April 25 (Parents Day).

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  • Fri., Jan 31-A Solebury School Student Art Exhibit

    Posted January 23

    On Friday, January 31, in support of the Bucks County SPCA, Lia D'Alessandro will bring the over 14 pieces of artwork back to campus to be on display and for sale at a Solebury School Student Art Exhibit. The event will take place in the school’s Crib at 6 p.m. and it is open to the public. Interested amateur art enthusiasts will be able to purchase the artwork that evening, and there are some fun student produced photographs and paintings.

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  • Mar 17 to 19- Spring Break Community Service Trip

    Posted September 18

    The Spring Break community service trip will be to Asbury Park, New Jersey to work with Coastal Habitat for Humanity rebuilding homes and businesses damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Monday, March 17 to Wednesday, March 19.

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  • Student Tutoring Opportunity

    Posted September 11

    Here is an opportunity for your child to become a tutor or mentor to younger students.

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  • April Service Trip to Jersey Shore to Clean Up

    Posted April 25
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  • Teach2Serve Sponsored Service Trip to Moonachie,, NJ

    Posted January 30

    On Saturday, Jan. 26, 12 students accompanied Nicole Mount and Jack Murphy on a community service trip to Moonachie, NJ to insulate trailers that were flooded during Hurricane Sandy.

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  • Nov. 16 to Nov 18 - Teach2Serve Community Service Trip and Fundraiser: Hurricane Sandy Clean-Up

    Posted November 12

    Eight Solebury Teach2Serve students and their teacher, Diane Downs, are traveling to Staten Island for the weekend of Nov. 16-18 to help with cleanup and rebuilding in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

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  • Lulu's Rescue Comes to Solebury School

    Posted October 24

    Our student council presidents, Josh Weinstein, Rebecca Brady, and Keziah Groth-Tuft arranged for a campus visit from the dogs from Lulu's Rescue so you have some time to relax and destress. Community Council collected over 457 lbs of cat and dog food and other needed items for our animal friends who fell victim of Hurricane Sandy.

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  • Solebury School students/faculty/friends Participate in New Hope/Lambertville AIDS Walk

    Posted September 19

    On Sunday, Sept. 23, Solebury School students, faculty, parents and friends participated in the New Hope/Lambertville AIDS Walk. Read Scott's blog to see how it went.

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  • June 17-23-Summer Service Trip to New York

    Posted May 2

    Solebury School students have an opportunity to participate in a summer service trip to Owego, New York, rebuilding homes that were flooded during the storms of October 2011.

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