You will participate in Service Orientation during your freshman year. After you have completed that program you should select one service opportunity to which you will devote your time and concern on a regular basis for an extended period. Agencies need and look for volunteers who will be faithful workers for several months, a whole year, or even longer. Generally, they provide training and supervision to volunteers willing to make such commitments. We hope that you will find your social service experience rewarding enough to involve yourself in such an ongoing affiliation.
The purpose of our requirement for graduation is to ensure that you have an introductory social service experience. Sixty (60) hours of service are required, and we encourage the majority of the hours to be completed with one organization. Note: Thirty (30) service hours must be completed in the DMV area. All on-site training time will be credited toward the required hours of service.
The student must work directly with those being served. The website list of approved agencies is a preliminary resource and indicates the scope of social service work deemed appropriate. However, projects are not limited to this list. If you wish to propose an alternative project, you must submit to the Social Service Director evidence that your work will be for an organization that complies with the basic goals and criteria of this program. Normally, such an organization will be a governmental agency or a non-profit corporation with a recognized history of demonstrated service and a stable organizational structure. Exceptions to these criteria should be explained in your proposal.
Located in Washington D.C., St. Albans School is a private, all boys day and boarding school. For more than a century, St. Albans has offered a distinctive educational experience for young men in grades 4 through 12. While our students reach exceptional academic goals and exhibit first-rate athletic and artistic achievements, as an Episcopal school we place equal emphasis upon moral and spiritual education.