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At-home projects help with volunteer hours

By Alisha Durosier, Opinion Editor

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, many organizations are creating various at-home volunteer projects,  giving students opportunities to complete their service requirement for graduation (40 hours) and Bright Futures (100 hours).

Here are a few methods to gain service hours from home.

1. Send a word of encouragement

During these troubling times, essential workers are under immense stress and anxiety. By simply making a 15-90 second video expressing your gratitude towards those on the front lines, you can show your support.

All videos must be submitted through HandsOn Broward to gain one service hour per video. 

2. Do a DIY project

Do- it- yourself projects are a convenient way to make a contribution.

Homemade masks, thank you notes and cards, as well as care packages for affected families and essential workers are only a few out of a plethora of projects you can do.

You can submit your DIY projects at the offices of HandsOn Broward, or you can contact local hospitals and clinics and donate to patients or medical personnel.

3. Join Key Club

Key club is a student-led organization that focuses on community service, and in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, key club is also providing online opportunities for students to gain volunteer service hours.

The key club meets on Zoom, every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month.

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