SHA COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER & TRAINING PROGRAM
South Hills Academy believes in building a community both within our school and also throughout the area. A key part of this process is giving back to our community and having a willingness to lend our time and effort to help those around us who need it most. One of the best ways for our students to get involved is through volunteering. The SHA Volunteer and Training Program also allows students an opportunity to learn a set of unique skills outside of the classroom that will serve them well in their future endeavors. SHA has built partnerships with trusted organizations who are doing great work in the community and are looking for students, like ours, to help further their mission.
If you are interested in any of the opportunities below, please fill out this Volunteer Interest Form and you will be contacted regarding next steps. If you are a parent who owns a business or know of one that would like to offer volunteer or internship opportunities, use this Organization Proposal Form to submit the business or organization.
San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity - Students age 14+ can volunteer in the Habitat ReStore warehouse, a nonprofit home improvement store and donation center whose proceeds are used to build homes, communities and hope locally and around the world, helping to create a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Students age 16+ can volunteer to help build homes for those in need. 16 and 17 year old students require a chaperone if volunteering to build houses, 18 year old students do not require chaperones.
Covina Valley Unified Mentoring and Tutoring Program - Students can volunteer to tutor younger students in academic subjects or serve as a mentor.
Opportunities that require application-
Santa Fe Dam Junior Life Guard Program - The Junior Lifeguard Program is run by the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation Lake and Pool Lifeguards. The program offers a wide range of activities for children ages 9 to 17. Participants are also taught skills in Basic Lifesaving, CPR, First Aid, and Search and Rescue. All sessions are taught by highly trained Lifeguards. Fee: $185 per session.
Tryout dates: Session 1 & 2 - May 21st and June 3rd; Session 2 - July 8th.
West Covina Fire Explorers Program - The City of West Covina Fire Department Explorer Program is offering young adults between the ages of 15 to 21 years of age the opportunity to become part of its explorer program. Fire explorers meet once a week at one of the 5 fire stations in the city. Fire explorers learn fire-fighting skills, hose lay evolutions, ladder techniques, salvage operations, wildland fire fighting procedures, proper use of fire fighting tools and equipment, breathing apparatus, basic first aid, patient vital sign assessment and other related subjects. Applications open December 2017.
West Covina Police Explorers Program - The West Covina Police Department Explorer Post #499 is open to young men and women ages 14-21 with an interest in learning more about careers in the field of Law Enforcement. Explorers learn about the educational requirements for a career in Law Enforcement and will receive tangible advice on steps to prepare and position themselves for a successful career in the field of Law Enforcement. Applications open December 2017.