One time Events
- HS Mission Trip = 35hrs
- June 13th - 20th
- The Pines Senior Living
- St. Vincent de Paul
- There are many and various opportunities for volunteering
Sponsored and presented by 6:8
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What is the Silver Cord Service Program?
Seniors who have completed 160 hours of volunteer service during their high school career will be awarded the SILVER CORD to wear and be recognized at graduation for their service to the community (similar to the gold honor cord).
Why the Silver Cord Service Program?
To encourage, recognize, and reward volunteerism and community service, the Silver Cord Program will encourage students to make contributions to their community through service. Students will not only benefit the community, but will develop their own leadership and citizenship skills. This is a self directed program. The student is responsible for turning in all of their hours.
Who is 6:8?
6:8 is a non-profit organization based in Sauk Prairie started by John and Sarah Ramthun and their Board of Directors. It is not linked to any Church or specific group, rather will work within and through the Sauk Prairie Community. 6:8 is “transforming communities by making service personal through intentional community.” We are interested in involving the High Schoolers in giving of the numerous blessings they have, including their time and talents. In return we hope the high schoolers are blessed by their experience of serving those around them.
How do students achieve the Silver Cord?
Silver Cord Service Program
Requirements & Ideas for Service
Volunteer activities must meet the following requirements:
· You may not receive money or other compensation for the task.
· You may not be receiving any other credit for the activity. This means that activities done to meet requirements for school classes, confirmation class, National Honor Society, church, FBLA, etc., will NOT count toward your Silver Cord. Silver Cord volunteer hours must be in addition to these.
o However, if you volunteer through your church or another organization and perform service that is NOT required to complete a particular program, this would count towards your Silver Cord.
· You must perform a service for someone other than immediate family members.
o Chores at home or on the farm and babysitting younger siblings don’t count.
· May not be court ordered.
· May not be minor acts of kindness (holding a door open, etc.).
· May not include working for a PROFIT organization for free.
· May not include working for a political party or campaign.
· May not include service ordered for good conduct violations.
IN SUMMARY: Volunteer hours used to achieve your Silver Cord may not be paid or used or required for any other credit or program.
The following are ideas that would be acceptable to fulfill service hours:
You may propose your own ideas for service. If you do not see your idea on the above list, we recommend you get your service idea approved ahead of time so you can be sure it will count. You can talk to or call John at 608-658-4700 or email email@example.com and explain what you would like to do to receive approval.
All service hours submitted must be approved by the Silver Cord Advisors.