Community Services

Agnes Scott College recognizes the importance of building positive relationships within the community. The College and our employees are interdependent on the service agencies, organizations, educational institutions and various resources within the community. Agnes Scott encourages and supports participation in community-service activities that contribute to the community and foster future growth and development needs. Our goal is to help existing community-service organizations implement and continue programs and projects that improve the quality of life for the community at large.

All regular full-time employees may volunteer and take up to a maximum of eight hours of normal-paid work time within every 12-month period to participate in an approved community-service activity. The time and activity must be approved by the supervisor and scheduled at least two weeks in advance. The date, time and agency should be recorded on your Bi-weekly Timesheet or Monthly Leave and Work Report. Performing community service will not count toward hours worked for the purpose of calculating overtime pay. Community service activity for the purpose of this benefit must be conducted during the employee's normal work hours.

Upon completion of your volunteer service, your supervisor must be provided with a statement indicating the date and amount of time volunteered to the community-service organization. To document and acknowledge your effort and participation, any supporting information, photographs or materials relating to the service activity should also be provided. Contact your supervisor if you have any questions or suggestions about eligible community-service activities.

Examples of eligible community-service organizations and activities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Adult-Literacy Program

After-School Program

AIDS Services/Support

American Cancer Society

American Lung Society

Animal Shelter/Services

Big Brothers/Big Sisters

Blood Bank/Drive

Boys and Girls Club

Breast Cancer Society

Child-Care Services

Community Development

Dekalb Rape Crisis Center

Educational Institutions (K through 12)

Environmental Conservation

Food Bank/Drive

Goodwill Industries

Historical Society and Museums

Homeless Shelter/Prevention

Hospice

Humane Society

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Parks and Recreation

Performing Arts

Red Cross

Salvation Army

Senior Center

Substance Abuse

Toys for Tots

United Way

USDA Natural Resources Conservation

Veteran Center

Volunteer Center

YMCA

Youth and Family Services

YWCA


Policy No.  332  Issued  1/1/2004