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Spring Service Hour Ideas

Ways to get involved this spring
Laurel Rose Barrett
A beautiful tulip field at Johnson’s Farm. Tulips are a beautiful flower that spring offers!

Being almost a month into the spring season, there are plenty of volunteer opportunities open to everyone!  Spring is the perfect time of year to look for opportunities if you’re looking to get service hours for the National Honor Society or just to be an active part of the community. As a National Honor Society member myself, it’s always great to help the community whether that’s through a school event or donating something. Here are some ideas that you can look into if you’re looking for opportunities:

Animal Shelter

Do you have a passion for cats and dogs? Then, volunteering at an animal shelter is a great opportunity that you should consider. You can play with animals, take dogs on walks, and clean cages. If you don’t want to work directly with the animals, you can consider donating food, other pet supplies, or money to your local shelter.

Park Clean Up

Like working with the environment? If this fits you then volunteering with a park or neighborhood clean-up might be a great opportunity for you. Participating in a park clean-up allows you to be outside but also helps the community at the same time. What time is better than spring?

Donate Clothes/Food

Have clothes that you’re thinking of getting rid of? Then, donating clothes is a great way to positively change the community. Goodwill is a great place to donate your clothes. Giving away no longer worn clothing gives the opportunity for someone else to find clothing that they need. Next time you clean out your closet, start a donation bag!

Even though I only listed some service hours ideas above there are a ton of other opportunities that you can look into if you want to gain service hours or help positively change the community.

At Gateway, there are multiple opportunities that students can participate in. Tutoring another student is a great option for students to consider because they’re helping another student with their academics. There are opportunities all over the world, but it’s up to you to take them on. 

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Jack Keller
Jack Keller, Senior Sports Editor
My name is Jack Keller, I am a senior, and I serve as The Chomp’s Senior Sports Editor! I cover all kinds of sports events, Gateway and professional, and I enjoy watching my favorite sports: football & baseball. I am involved in NHS, The Chomp, and Golf at Gateway.
Laurel Rose Barrett
Laurel Rose Barrett, Editor-in-Chief
I'm Laurel Barrett, and I am in my second year as the Editor-in-Chief of The Chomp! I am currently a junior, and my favorite subjects are English and Science. My hobbies are reading, writing, and creating artistic projects, like posters and models. I am a lawyer in Mock Trial, a President of Book Club, and I am an NJ-JCL Executive Board Officer. I'm also a member of Latin Club, NHS, World Language Honors Society, and Gateway's Mentor Program. Additionally, I am the social media manager of a NJ non-profit called P.U.R.E. Girls, Inc. and enjoy volunteering at Angels Community Outreach. I plan to become a patent lawyer in the future and practice somewhere in New England. I look forward to interviewing featured teachers, writing opinion pieces, and creating book reviews for The Chomp this year! If you want to join our team, feel free to email me @[email protected].
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