What is BUCS in Service?
BUCS In Service is an HBMS program designed to encourage students to volunteer in their community. Volunteering is a wonderful way to not only help others, but to increase one's own experiences. BUCS in Service is a great way to learn, meet new friends, gain unique experiences and make a positive impact in our world.
HBMS encourages students to become life-long learners, and BUCS in Service provides students an opportunity to experience the world outside the classroom and develop positive patterns in helping others.
Our Bucs In Service program also helps students prepare for CAVS In Service, our high school volunteer program, where students can earn a distinction cord to wear for graduation.
Our goal is to have every student volunteer for a minimum of five hours. HBMS students completing the 5 hours will also receive a certificate at the end of the year.
Who is eligible?
All students are eligible.
What will count as service hours?
Activities benefiting our neighborhood, community and world
Volunteering at church
Activities in support of the HBMS PTO and BUCS in Service events
Visiting nursing homes to work with seniors
- Working with special needs students outside of school
- Activities pre-approved by the HBMS principal including recycling and watering plants around the school
- Check the New Opportunities page for upcoming events for service hours
What will NOT count as service hours?
- Helping or assisting a for-profit activity, event or organization
Activities done as part of/or result in fundraising of any type or kind
Court-mandated community service
Donations of money or items exchanged for service hours
Work completed during the school day
Babysitting or pet sitting
Chores or household activities
Helping a parent with his or her job
How are service hours tracked?
- All service hours must be entered into the website's Time Tracker by the stated deadline. (Computers are available at school.)
- Service hours must be entered for each day of service and may not exceed 8 hours per day.
- All Time Tracker entries should be printed for verification of hours.
- Parents and students may check hours using the the separate database called the Hour Verifyer. Hours entered into the TimeTracker do not show up immediately on the Hour Verifyer.
- The Hour Verifyer is updated on a periodic basis and will include the date it was created.
- Because the Hour Verifyer is a changing document, it should be checked at the end of each semester to make sure the number of final hours for the student is correct.
Summer and Fall Semester: January 18, 2013
Spring Semester: May 10, 2013
Who can help with questions about BUCS in Service?