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Service Hours During Quarantine

Although service hours are one of the last things we're thinking about right now, we still have to have 200 by the time we graduate. It's difficult to find things to do with the self-quarantine, so here are some easy ideas so you don't fall behind.

1. Babysit for neighbors. While neighbors are going out to do their shopping, offer to babysit for them. It will get some hours for you, and if you do a good job, it might give you a way to get more hours in the future.

2. Ask if you can get hours for donating things, like canned goods. Soup kitchens and non-profits need more help than before with the quarantine chaos, so helping them out and getting hours for it is good for everyone.

3. Do yard work for neighbors. We've heard this one a thousand times before, but it's a great way to get service hours while practicing social distancing.

4. Help senior citizens who live near you. This one is also one we've heard several times, but it is extremely important to make sure our senior citizens are staying safe since they are at the highest risk. You can offer to get their groceries for them so they don't have to go out. Just make sure you wear masks around them and wash your hands thoroughly to ensure you don't put them at risk.

5. Make homemade masks. People have gotten creative with making homemade masks to wear outside, so try making some masks and give them away. The time you spent making them and delivering them to people would count for your hours.

6. For Beta Club hours, write letters to nursing homes or buy $10 gift cards for restaurants. Although the required amount of hours due for Beta Club has been reduced, you still have to have 3 events.