This service policy is in effect during social distancing and distance learning. The policy will be revisited to reflect changes within the school.
Upper School can find some ways to serve and help our community below. We have a lot of talent and creativity within our school and as always, our focus is on helping our local community through direct service, now done remotely.
Before you decide on one of these opportunities, please make sure you are taking care of your wellness and your academics as much as possible. Once you email Mr. Duran-Medina and your project is approved, you may enter your hours online through the student portal.
1. Letters Against Isolation:
This organization will match you with a senior citizen community where you can write a letter to an elderly resident. You can write as many letters as you’d like and will earn one hour for every three letters sent. https://www.lettersagainstisolation.com
2. Letters of Gratitude
Distance learning service opportunities have been expanded to include two groups of front line workers: grocery store employees and medical staff. For every three cards, letters or notes sent, you can earn one hour of service. Materials should express gratitude and uplifting messages. Please note where there is a specific person for addressing the materials. You may list the Director of Service Learning, Diego Duran-Medina, as the supervisor when you enter your hours. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Publix grocery stores:
200 37th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704
3030 54th Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712
7880 113th St, Seminole, FL 33772
525 S Belcher Rd, Clearwater, FL 33764; Address to Graham Gebhart
10411 Ulmerton Rd, Largo, FL 33771; Address to Elvis Justovic
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital: 501 6th Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701;
Address to hospital or Allyn DiVito
St. Anthony’s Hospital Foundation: 1200 7th Avenue North St. Petersburg, FL 33705
Largo Medical: 201 14th St SW, Largo, FL 33770
3. Supporting Senior Citizens in the Community (3 options)
You are invited to send greetings cards and notes directly to Mrs. Case to be distributed to senior citizens in retirement communities. For every three pieces of mail, you will earn one service hour. Please send all mail in one package to the address below:
Valerie Case, LPN | Optum
Affiliate Care Manager, Florida IPA Network
10051 5th Street North
St. Petersburg, Florida 33702
Project with Westminster Palms
You are invited to create videos that will be shared with residents of Westminster Palms, a local retirement community. Videos can include songs, storytime, yoga, meditation, magic tricks, etc. Videos should be 3-5 minutes. Please only record original content (meaning work you have created), otherwise your video can be flagged and taken down for copyright violations.
(This means you can not submit a video of yourself singing a song someone else wrote or reading a book someone else published, nor can you use background music that is copyright protected. Refer to Shorecrest's Responsible Use Policy in the Handbook for more details. Get more details from YouTube about specific songs here
Please send an email to (email@example.com
) with your idea and share your video using Google Drive once it is approved. Do not upload to YouTube on your own. We will upload it on a Shorecrest channel and share it privately with Westminster Palms after it is reviewed (share videos with: firstname.lastname@example.org).
You will earn one hour of service for each video you produce.
You are also invited to send greetings cards and notes directly to residents at Westminster Palms. Contact Mr. Duran-Medina for more information.
4. Smithsonian Digital Volunteers:
You can earn one hour of service per one hour of transcription.