International Baccalaureate at North Meck Creativity, Action, Service

Scroll down for the CURRENT LIST OF SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES and ways to sign up!

Requirements for MYP

9th Grade - 35 hours by May 1, 2016

10th Grade - 40 hours by May 1, 2016

*Turn-In Dates: The 1st of Every Month

Take the MYP Community Service Litmus Test! If you're wondering what the guidelines are for the MYP community service, see if your activities meet these objectives:

1, Is it ONGOING? We want to see that students are making service in the community a regular part of life--not hours to be checked off as "done." For that reason, there are no limits on summer hours, and we encourage students to surpass the hourly minimum. Choose activities that may be weekly or monthly or may span several weeks or months. We require that students continue to be involved in service activities throughout the year and have not simply "checked off the hours" in one limited period of time, or through one single activity. Service to others should be ongoing.

2, Is it OUTREACH? We want students to move beyond their own communities and expand their comfort zones. For this reason, we require that service activities get students involved with others they may not know or may not already be connected to. Yes, students may certainly work through and with their churches, youth groups, scouts, or other organizations, but their service should touch the lives of people beyond those with whom they are already familiar.

3, Is it ON TIME? We want students to see how being involved in creativity, action, and service changes them ... how they grow as a result! In order to do this, activities must be documented monthly, and students must take a little time to reflect, in writing, about the things they've been involved in. On the first of every month, students are to submit documentation of their activities from the previous month. Forms for reflection and Logs for keeping track of hours may be found here:

Building the Bridge to Diploma Program CAS

In order to be in sync with the Diploma Program's Creativity, Action, and Service requirement, we encourage students to get involved! For students who participate on teams, or in clubs, or other activities that require commitment, hours may be earned.
  • 5 hours may be applied for ongoing ACTION: a school or club sport, working out at a gym, dance or gymnastics, cheerleading, anything that is helping you be healthier through being physically active.
  • 5 hours may also be applied for ongoing CREATIVITY: art classes, chess club, theatre, music lessons, baking, math/science competitions, DECA, debate team, anything that works your mind and imagination.

Requirements for DP

150+ hours during the course of the Diploma Program (approximately 75 per year).
Hours should be balanced between Creativity, Action, and Service.
Projects should include both DOCUMENTATION and REFLECTION.

The CAS Project: Collaboration, Cooperation, Contribution!

All Diploma Students, beginning with the Class of 2017, are required to participate in and document a group CAS PROJECT. The project must last at least one full month (although the sky's the limit!) and must have a defined purpose and goal. Details and CAS Project Proposal forms are below.
We'll celebrate the success of the Class of 2017 CAS Project in September, 2016.

Please see Mrs. Cook to file your documentation and to help address your questions.

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

This is list is currently (AND ALWAYS!!) under construction! Keep an eye out of opportunities, organizations, and contacts!

Check out the following additional links for some volunteer programs:

Hands on Charlotte

Playing for Others

Volunteer Match

Amazing Pet Expo: May 14th & 15th

Volunteers are needed! The event is held at the Metrolina Tradeshow Expo

Contact Karen Caraveo for more info. and used the document below to apply!

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Carolina Raptor Center

New Youth Volunteer Program Announced

Carolina Raptor Center has just created a new volunteer program – the Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC). It is designed for rising 9th-12th graders who are interested in conservation and raptors. Youth Volunteer Corps members assist and interact with CRC visitors, enhancing the visitor experience and sharing their knowledge. YVC are trained to work with props and mobile cart programs on the Visitor Center trail and work in teams with another student. Volunteers commit to weekly 3-hour shifts for 10 weeks, June 13 – August 19. Applications are due April 20, 2016 at 5:00 pm. For more information and application forms, visit the Carolina Raptor Center volunteer page.

NOTICE the Abuse!

Initial meeting of a new organization on campus, started by alum Bailey Brooks, class of 2014. Come join the founding leaders of this new group who will bring awareness to domestic, child, and sexual abuse in our world. Sign up HERE:

Volunteer Opportunity Fair: Saturday, April 16 from 10-12

Looking for organizations to get involved in? Visit this fair to learn about opportunities at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and many, many other non-profits!
Location: Main Library, 310 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

Hands On Charlotte

Looking for service opportunities in our area? Join Hands On Charlotte and find your passion for service!
For specific events, check this calendar:

Hornets Nest Elementary Needs You!

Would you like to be a literacy volunteer? Looking for students who can work with 3rd graders once a week.
Flexible with days and times!
Contact: Mrs. Hernandez at or at 980-343-6110

Sow Much Good: Volunteer Opportunity

704-947-6842, ext 403

Charlotte Hornets Community Corner Needs You!

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Students needed to help at Time Warner Cable Arena at Hornets home games! Click below for information and the volunteer sign-up sheet. You may contact Ms. Jones here at school at for assistance!

Tutoring at Blythe Elementary

Contact Karen Poppen at Caterpillar Ministries at The application may be found below.

Amigos de Cristo Tutoring

Amigos de Cristo provides academic support to children in the Latino/Hispanic community so that they may succeed in End of Grade (EOG) testing. Offers homework support, basic remedial help in reading, writing, math and small group tutoring.
  • Tutoring takes place on Monday & Tuesday from 4:00 - 5:30 at Huntersville Presbyterian, 201 South Old Statesville Road
  • If you would like to tutor please contact Rosemary Klein at

GenerationNation and the Charlotte Youth Council

Seeking student volunteers for an exciting service-learning opportunity. See how our community works and learn about civic issues. This organization sponsors Kids Voting. Visit the GenerationNation website for youth leadership. See information below and contact Amy Farrell at

LEARNS Works at Ada Jenkins

It’s that time again-School Time, and Ada Jenkins Center LEARN Works Tutoring and Enrichment Program has volunteer opportunities for the 2015-16 School Year (September-May).

Tutor and mentor our elementary or middle school students Mon.-Fri., 2 days a week, for a 2.5 hour shift, between 2:45pm-6:15pm. Minimum age to volunteer is 15 years old. Visit to view our opportunities directory and complete an online application. If applied online and volunteered last program year, no need to complete a new application. Just update your VIC profile and notify LEARN Works as previously instructed.

We also have one day opportunity dates -perfect for group service projects. Tutor and mentor from 2:50pm-5:20pm, 3:45pm-6:15pm, or 4:15pm-6:15pm. Must come 30 minutes early. Contact Leslie Wilson at with your service project date(s) and time(s).

Musical Minds Afterschool Program

Musical Minds is looking for volunteers Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 3-5. Interested volunteers should contact Tim Huber. Email:, phone 704-577-9544.
Remember….You don’t have to have any music background to volunteer in the classroom!

Amigos de la Biblioteca

This tutoring will take place at the North County Regional Library (16500 Holly Crest Lane Huntersville, NC 28078) on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:15 p.m.
Please contact Molly Collins at or Irania Patterson at

Amigos de la Biblioteca is a tutoring program affiliated with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. Our mission is to provide tutoring aid for ESL (English as a Second Language) children. The program trains High school students to tutor elementary school children once or twice a week in a library setting. They help children with reading, writing, and general homework needs. Parents and children also have an opportunity to explore the library services and resources available.

Teen Advisory Council

The Teen Advisory Council meets on the 1st Tuesday of every month - 5:30-7:15 and Community Service Sundays. To register for these,visit the library website and search for our library's events here:

If you would like an application for the Teen Tutoring Program, please email Molly Collins at

Carolina Raptor Center

A great volunteer opportunity that is perfect for C&S and CAS. They offer long term and short term volunteer activities. Please see the following PDF for more information, including who to contact!

Trees Charlotte

There will be tree plantings in 2016. Take a look at the website and goals of this great organization:
Check out the upcoming planting dates!

WOW Volunteer Opportunities with the Davidson Lands Conservancy
To check out opportunities, see their website.

Town of Cornelius Athletics

Help keep score and time with the Town of Cornelius athletic leagues. Contact Ryan Wertz at (904) 892-6031 X 161 to get training and sign up. For basketball, contact Harold Voelker with the Town of Davidson. His email is

Check out these websites for more opportunities! If you have other suggestions, please email Ms. Hopkins at

PLEASE keep track of your hours and make copies of your reflection forms for your records! Reflections and logs will be kept in English classes for 9th/10th grades and Mrs. Cook's class (H7) for 11th/12th. Students are responsible for keeping track of their hours and completing service monthly.