What is CAS?
C.A.S. is a framework for experimental learning, designed to involve students in new roles. The emphasis is on learning by doing real tasks that have real consequences and then reflecting on these experiences over time
This aspect is interpreted as imaginatively as possible to cover a wide range of arts and other activities outside the normal curriculum which include creative thinking in the design and carrying out of service projects. This could involve doing dance, theatre, music and art. Students should be engaged in group activities, and especially new roles. Individual commitment to learning an art form is allowed, in that, student goals are set and the student reflects on progress.
This aspect can include participation in expeditions, individual and team sports, and physical activities outside the normal curriculum; it also includes physical activity involved in carrying out creative and service projects. Action may involve participation in sport or other activities requiring physical exertion. Students should work towards group and team activities and undertake new roles. Individual commitment is acceptable, in that, student goals are set and the student reflects on progress.
Service involves interaction, such as the building of links with individuals or groups in the community. Service activities should not only involve doing things for others but also doing things with others and developing a real commitment with them. The relationship should therefore show respect for the dignity and self-respect of others.
Local Volunteer Opportunities
International Volunteer Opportunities
Global Works Travel
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International Volunteer Programs Association
Earth Action Network
Association of World Citizens
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
Habitat for Humanity International
International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL)
Street Kids International
Volunteers for Peace: International Work camps
National Volunteer Opportunities
Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc.
American Cancer Society
American Heart Association
American Red Cross
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Big Brothers, Big Sisters
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Lupus Foundation, Inc
March of Dimes, Birth Defects Foundation
Muscular Dystrophy Association
National Council of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
National Kidney Foundation
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Alliance, Inc.
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- Enroll in the CAS class that corresponds with your year of graduation – information for each class of graduates will be provided to students and to parent at meetings
- It is very important you identify an email address you regularly monitor; you will need to do this to receive messages regarding your CAS submission.
Your CAS progress can be monitored by viewing the spreadsheet (listing students by ID number). This document will be posted on the East High CAS website https://www.usd259.org/Page/8759 and displayed on the door in W222.
CAS – East High PIB program – overview
- Students will need to completea total of 25 hours
- Students demonstrate their CAS accomplishments by submitting CAS reflections on googleclassroom.
- The 9th & 10th grade CAS portfolio is comprised of profile & outcomes.
- During the 9th grade year, students will submit outcomes 1, 2 & 5.
- During the 10th grade year, students will submit outcomes 3, 4, 6 & 7.
- Due dates are as follows: Nov. 26th, Jan. 10th, March 20th, & April 30th.
- Specified submission timelines must be met to remain in the IB Program
The overall purpose and intent of the 9th & 10th grade CAS program is to prepare students to enter the IB program as a junior. The focus on CAS strands and CAS objectives, along with deadlines that have been established are to provide structure and accountability for students.
CAS Opportunity - Tanganyika Happy Hoof-i-Days
Tanganyika is going to be holding a brand new holiday event, Happy Hoof-i-Days, on Saturday, December 14th. Activities include a live animal nativity, hot chocolate bar, crafts, ambassador animals, and pictures with Santa.
In order to make this event a success, they need around 20 volunteers from 3:30 pm to 8:00 pm on Saturday, December 14th.
There is one particular area – assisting with animal ambassadors – that is restricted to our long-term Docent volunteers, but any of the other volunteer options are available to anyone that would like to help out. Volunteers age 14 and up do not need a parent/guardian to attend. Volunteers 11 to 13 are welcome to help out, but a parent or guardian does need to sign up to volunteer along with them.
If you're interested in volunteering please use the link provided to sign-up by December 13th. Here’s a link to the Sign-Up Genius Page: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044AAAA82AA1F94-happy
CAS Opportunity - Salvation Army
The Salvation Army has several different CAS Opportunities available. See the Fall/Winter 2019 list here 2019 Fall/Winter Opportunities for more details. You can sign up at salar.my/wichitavolunteer to help make a difference right here in your community. We love working with groups and are flexible on times! Please contact Brenda Awtrey at email@example.com or call 316-425-6133 if you have questions or need more information.
CAS Opportunity - Brookdale @ Tallgrass Assisted Living
Volunteer opportunities available in the evening daily from 6-8pm & on weekends from from 9-11:30am & 1:00-4:30pm. Duties include calling for bingo, putting together puzzles with residents, playing games with residents & sitting down & visiting. Brookdale is a small facility of around 25 residents & the average age is around 82. They LOVE having young people to be with!
If you're interested contact Karen Funcheon, the Activity Director for Brookdale at Tallgrass, at 316-680-8085. Brookdale is located at 8600 E. 21st N. near 21st & Rock on the north side of the road.
CAS Opportunity - Big Brothers and Big Sisters
Big Brothers and Sisters is in need of volunteers to work their upcoming "For Kids' Sake" fundraising events at Northrock and the Alley during month of April. Primarily weekend opportunities - minimum of 3 hrs - contact Jenna Johnson 290-8823
CAS Opportunity - Minneha Carnival
On Friday March 6th, 2020, Minneha Elementary will have their annual school carnival. We are looking for volunteers to arrive at the school at 5:15 to eat, receive their training, and to stay until 830 to assist with clean-up. They will be assigned to a station to help students with games and prizes (we would really love specifically to assign some art students to assist with face painting and wacky hair stations). We would need up to 50 volunteers.
CAS Opportunity - Tanganyika
Tanganyika Wildlife Park is seeking dedicated teen volunteers for the Counselor In Training (CIT) Program. CIT participants will aid Tanganyika’s Education Department in a variety of important ways, detailed below. Participation in the program also affords volunteers with an exciting way to build their knowledge base, resume, and develop important life skills. see Info about opportunity and complete an application.
CAS Opportunity - senior citizen cell phone use
5+ volunteers are needed for a 6-8-week community service project that focuses on teaching senior citizens on how to use their smartphones and mobile devices.
For the project, volunteers will:
- write instructional booklets on the basics of using Android and iOS mobile operating systems
- hold volunteering sessions at least once per week at several senior centers in the Wichita surrounding area, including the Andover Senior Center
- gather feedback and make changes to the booklets
- distribute the final versions of the booklets to various senior centers in the Wichita surrounding area
The benefits of being a volunteer is that you get to:
- earn community service hours
- fulfill CAS requirements
- have something worth discussing in your resume and college and job application
- connect with former IB students from East High
This project is set to begin on Monday, October 29. Volunteers will need a reliable mode of transportation to get to the senior centers. If interested, please contact Andrew Mai at (316) 570-2258 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CAS Opportunity - Tobacco compliance checks
WHAT ARE THEY
Tobacco Compliance Checks are a way for the City to determine if local area business are complying with Federal, State and City laws by not selling tobacco products to any person under the age of 18 years old.
HOW ARE THEY DONE
Minor volunteers are the key. Two City of Wichita Health Inspectors take one minor volunteer to a local area business that sells tobacco products. The minor volunteer attempts to purchase tobacco, in full view of a City Inspector.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIRMENTS FOR VOLUNTEERS
- Must be between the ages of 13-17 years old.
- Must have a Valid Driver’s License, state issued ID card, or a federally issued Passport.
- Must not use any form of tobacco product or other illegal substance.
- Must be able to pass a background check.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BEING A VOLUNTEER
- Earn volunteer credit hours
- Give back to the Community
- Get a free meal
- Have something great to put on college and job applications
interested students can print off the attached application document
CAS Opportunity – International Rescue Committee
Looking for a way to help the refugee community in Wichita? The IRC is providing an opportunity for students to do a donation drive to raise hygiene/household/other necessary items for their newly arrived and existing refugee clients. Students also have an option to raise money for the refugee clients as well. The items and/or money raised will provide tremendous support for the clients in their first crucial months in the U.S.
This would be a GREAT project to run for a club here at East.
A list of urgent items that has been posted ont he CAS bulletin board 2nd floor near the science hall.
Contact Person for items donations: Zarin Shoity, In-Kind Donation Coordinator,
email: Zarin.Shoity@rescue.org , Phone: 316-558-8272
Contact Person for fundraising option: Jo Truong, Special Events Coordinator, email: Jo.Truong@rescue.org
CAS Opportunity - Rivercross Hospice
Volunteers are needed to visit and provide companionship to hospice patients who are either home-bound or in nursing facilities. Additional volunteers are need for administrative support and light office work. Contact Haley Shogren 316.260.9690 or email@example.com
CAS Opportunity - Home Health of Kansas
Do you have 1 or 2 hours a month you can sacrifice for a smile in return
Become a Hospice Volunteer with Home Health of Kansas!
We are seeking caring and compassionate individuals ages 17 & up who can devote 1 or 2 hours a month to help our patients have a better day.
If you are this person please contact our Volunteer Coordinator today!
Volunteers are the heart of Home Health of Kansas Hospice, providing a special kind of care and compassion for our patients and their families. Every day one of our volunteers makes a significant difference in the life of a Home Health of Kansas Hospice patient and has a strong desire to reach out with love and concern to others.
If you are interested in becoming part of our wonderful Volunteer Family please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 316-869-0015.
Here is a sample of what they do for our patients…….
- Sitting with patients -Reading and or singing
- Joining patients in facility activities
- Party/celebration support-Crafts
- Writing letters/ sending cards
- Pet Therapy-Music Therapy Groups
- Copying, Filing. Typing, Data Entry
CAS Opportunity - Caldwell Elementary After School Arts Program
Caldwell Elementary After School Arts Program needs volunteers that want experience with kids! Volunteers will assist kindergarten through fifth graders, especially with their homework time, age group will be depending on need. The program starts at 3:40 and ends at 5:15 p.m. we keep them quite busy in that time slot. We do a snack for the kids, yoga or go outside, homework, and some form of art, (either percussion, guitar, drama, dance, or art.) A volunteer can help with any of this if they want. If interested or have questions please contact (text is fine) Stacey Pogue 316-300-8555 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CAS Opportunity - Grand Chapel AME Church - TutoringTutors are needed for students in grades 1-8 at Grand Chapel AME Church. If interested please call Shirley Faucette at 316-425-8653 or 316-651-3436.
CAS Opportunity - Caldwell Elementary After-School Arts ProgramVolunteer tutoring opportunity with After-School Arts Program at Caldwell Elementary, 1441 South Edgemoor
Especially math tutors needed, but others also welcome
Age group: Kindergarten through grade
Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday
Contact Person: Stacey Pogue
Caldwell After-School Arts Program
316-300-8555 or SPogue@usd259.net
CAS Opportunity - Wichita Circles Network
Childcare at College Hill Circles Site
Childcare for weekly meetings on Tuesday evenings is needed. Volunteers are invited to join in the meal at 5:30. Childcare services extend from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Responsibilities include homework assistance, craft and play supervision. The (non-denominational) meetings are held at East Heights United Methodist Church at 4407 E. Douglas.
Childcare volunteers commit to minimum 3 months – to allow positive relationships with children. Volunteers may miss a meeting with advance notice to coordinator.
Bonnie Luther (Childcare Coordinator) Phone: (785) 979-4813, email@example.com
Bob Mayle (Site Coordinator) Phone: (316) 733-0371, firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit the Circles Website at www.wichitacirclesnetwork.org
Circles is a program that supports low income families in taking the difficult steps to move out of poverty. Weekly meetings group low income adults with middle or high income people in friendships that focus on educational and job opportunities. The childcare provided allows the adults to focus on discussions.
CAS Opportunity - Wesley Medical Center
Wesley Medical Center has a VolunTEEN program for youth ages 14-17. VolunTEENs serve as ambassadors of the hospital while they give their time and talents helping escort patients by wheelchair, run errands, deliver flowers, and assist patients and visitors. After their first year as a VolunTEEN, they may be assigned to other departments in the hospital. Any interested students needs to contact Shanna Ireland at 962-3113 email@example.com to get an volunteer application.
CAS Opportunity - Big Bro & Big Sis (Sophomores & Juniors)
Big Brothers Big Sisters is seeking 5-8 volunteers interested in working with children. You must be available once a week from 3:30-4:00 to mentor a child one-on-one at College Hill Elementary School.
Contact at College Hill Elementary: Shelly Sweringen
Contact Person at Big Brothers Big Sisters:
Tel: 888-574-2447 Fax: 316-290-8809 Cell: 785-332-0115