社区外展

OG平台 Volunteer Service Cooperative: Serving to Learn; Learning to Serve

We strive to foster the spirit of radical hospitality as a way to serve the needs of others. We view volunteer service as an opportunity to develop collaboration among our many constituents – students serving with teachers, 校友为学生服务, 还有和父母一起服务的老师. 通过服务他人的需要, we create a common goal of embracing the needs of others as our own. Service allows us to cultivate a fundamental ethic and spirit to respect the dignity of every human being.

Volunteer service begins in Pre-K and continues through graduation and beyond. Through a wide variety of service opportunities, we teach our students that it is essential to make the stranger our neighbor in order to live lives of faith, purpose and integrity. We strive to inspire our students to ask two central questions: First, what do I know about the world? Second, what do I want to do about it?

Learn more about the EA Volunteer Service Cooperative below.


Students can match their own gifts and talents with service opportunities in the following categories:

  • 教育: 与这样的组织合作 视野, ACLAMO梅尔马克学校和圣. 费城的詹姆斯学院
  • 医疗: St. Marc’s Medical Clinic (Haiti); St Anne’s Infirmary (Jamaica)
  • 救援工作: UCHC汤厨房,圣. 玛丽的食品储藏室, 分享, EA的社区橱柜, 摇篮,蜡笔, 麦当劳的房子, 宽阔的街道部门, 和其他组织
  • 老年病学: 邓伍迪退休社区
  • 环境: 磨坊溪农场,威利斯顿保护区
  • 社区发展: St. 马克的学校(海地)


Composed of student-selected representatives from each class, the Student Service Board meets weekly to discuss ways to engage and inspire the EA community. The student members bring with them a passion for service and a wide range of talents, 利益, 和礼物.

教师顾问: Fr. 蒂姆·加文和夫人. 贝基布林克

In 2012, OG平台 developed a partnership with St. 海地塞卡的马克学校. Our primary goal is to help students realize that we find our own humanity in 让陌生人成为OG平台的邻居.

This partnership allows our students to see a world that is completely different than their own – a world without plumbing, 电, 道路, 现代的便利, 或干净的水. This partnership allows students to learn that embracing the needs of others as their own will lead them to a purposeful life. 除了, students learn that happiness is not brought about by material wealth but through community. Our mission is to foster a mutually respectful relationship between our schools.

到目前为止, OG平台建了一所新学校, 为塞卡带来了太阳能, and built a water purification system. Our next step focuses on developing a farm to help the people in Cerca battle malnutrition. 每一个4月, 一群艺电学生, 父母, and teachers set up a two-day medical clinic offering dental work, 视力检查和眼镜, 还有一般的健康检查. We have established medical records and are able to examine the data to see what are the most important medical needs of the students and families associated with St. 海地塞卡的马克学校.

If you are interested in becoming involved in The EA / St. Marc’s 合作伙伴hip, please contact Fr. 蒂姆·加文在 tgavin@benissimocortemadera.com.

OG平台的视野

视野 is an award-winning national network of community-centered education programs offering economically disadvantaged children an exciting learning environment on private school and university campuses.

In 2013, 视野 at EA held its first six-week summer program on campus with 30 kindergarten and first grade students from Frederick Douglass Mastery Elementary School in North Philadelphia. In 2016, Ardmore Avenue Elementary in Lansdowne was added as a second partner school. With a new kindergarten class each summer, the program is expected to reach full capacity in 2020, providing summer learning opportunities for 135 students who return each summer through 8th grade.

Our summer program provides meaningful volunteer opportunities for Episcopal 上学校 students and the 视野 school year program has volunteer options for Episcopal 中学 students. During 2016, more than 100 EA students volunteered.

If you are interested in becoming involved in with 视野 at EA, visit the website or contact Executive Director Kathy Jacoby at kjacoby@benissimocortemadera.com.

有服务要求吗?

We hope that Episcopal Academy students will choose to engage in service, taking advantage of the many volunteer opportunities that are available. While there is not a minimum hours requirement as such, students are required to participate in one form based Day of Service each year where students and faculty serve together with our community partners. We feel that as a faith based community, this simple commitment is as important as any other school requirement and offers the potential to raise the consciousness of our students and inspire them to greater service.

I'm interested in holding a fundraiser. 我该怎么做呢?

In order to further students’ understanding of philanthropy, any fundraising activities for organizations outside of the Academy must include service to that organization. All fundraising done at the Academy is to support either the Academy or its community partners. The Community Service office must first approve any fundraising done outside of the school’s Advancement Office.

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