Concern for the community extends beyond our campus thanks to a wide range of service programs organized by our Director of Community Service and led by our Junior and Senior service leaders. We build altruism at each grade level. The entire school participates in:
- The Holiday toy drive
- Relay for Life
- Race for the Cure
- World Food Day food drive
- Canned food drive at our annual faculty vs student basketball game.
In the Lower School, students participate in Box Tops, book drive to raise money for various charities.
In the Middle School, students can join the service club, support various campus needs, and the Charleston Bicycles for Humanity project.
In the Upper School, students begin the year at the Service Fair and have the opportunity to sign up for over 25 different service projects offered throughout the year. Additionally, each year, Upper School students are given the opportunity to travel to countries all over the world and support those in need.
General Service Information
Community Service is not required at Porter-Gaud, but is highly encouraged. We try to teach students the importance of giving back and helping others. If you are interested in volunteering for any community service projects, please contact a service leader(s) in charge found on this website or on the service bulletin board located in the S&T Building. If you volunteer more than 15 hours of your time with Porter-Gaud community service projects will earn a service t-shirt at the Spring recognition assembly. If you are interested in service leadership, you are invited to apply in the spring of your sophomore or junior year. Active participation in a service project is a pre-requisite for leadership in the service program. Porter-Gaud students who volunteer for over 120 hours offered by our leaders will be inducted into the Service Society.
Director of Community Service
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