Student Life

Community Service

Service learning is an incredibly important part of school because it teaches young people to recognize where they're needed and serve fearlessly.

Sharp Minds, Soft Hearts

What is service learning, and why does it matter? In service learning, course material informs service and service informs academic dialogue and comprehension.
 
"Service learning is incorporated in every grade level and allows our students to explore and cement their values and beliefs, learn about social issues and their root causes and grow their understanding of diverse cultures and communities,” explains Angela Woodson, Director of Service Learning & Community Service.
 
Students analyze essays written by Dallas' homeless population in one Upper School English class. History students support local political campaigns - canvassing neighborhoods while learning about voter registration and the process of fixing a pothole. Eighth graders team up with kindergarten buddies to service Meals on Wheels. They become competent mentors and valuable volunteers in the process.
 
 

Latest Volunteer Opportunities

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  • 2017 Family Christmas Celebration (Brother Bill’s Helping Hands)

    3906 North Westmoreland Road, Dallas, 75212
    Brother Bill's Helping Hands is looking for volunteers to help with arts and crafts in the Kid’s Activities Tent – Saturday, December 16, 2017! Continuing a tradition of over 70 years, BBHH hosts its annual Children’s Christmas Celebration for over 900 children and their parents. Email volunteer@bbhh.org to set select a shift. Be sure to let them know you are from Greenhill School.
  • Crossroads Community Services

    1822 Young Street, 2nd Floor, Dallas, 75201
    (Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., through December 21st)
    Crossroads Community Services exists to nourish our community’s low-income families by providing nutritious food and supportive education. Shop with families through our food pantry to ensure they receive all the items on their food order for the month. Work with the operations manager to prepare produce and large food orders. Contact Danielle Blanco at (214)560-2511, Ext 403.
  • Food Sorting at North Texas Food Bank

    4500 South Cockrell Hill Road, Dallas, 75236-2028
    Description: Help the North Texas Food Bank sort, bag, and box food for hungry North Texans in a warehouse environment while working cooperatively with other volunteers and staff. This opportunity includes standing, bending, and lifting. Please wear comfortable shoes.
     
    Age Requirements: According to safety guidelines, all attendees must be 10 years of age or older. Any volunteer who is 10-15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult chaperone (1 chaperone for every 7 youths).
    CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER
  • Holiday Party (National Autism Association of North Texas)

    Prince of Peace Catholic Community Church, 5100 West Plano Parkway, Plano, 75093
    Help set-up and decorate for the National Autism Association of North Texas Holiday Party on Saturday, December 16th! Holiday Party Volunteer will also interact and play with children and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder, providing 1:1 play opportunity for children with autism. Contact Nagla Moussa at (214)766-9667 to register to volunteer.
    Special Note: Volunteers must be 14 years old
  • North Dallas Shared Ministries

    2875 Merrell Road, Dallas, 75229
    North Dallas Shared Ministries is a cooperative effort of 52 congregations that combine resources to efficiently deliver effective and appropriate assistance to Dallas’ poorest individuals and families. North Dallas Shared Ministries is open six days and week. CLICK HERE to view various volunteer opportunities! Contact Ruth Janson to schedule a date and time to volunteer.
  • The Trains at North Park Mall

    8687 North Central Expressway, Dallas, 75225
    Volunteer opportunities are now available! The exhibit relies on volunteers to collect tickets, welcome visitors, and monitor the exhibit between the viewing dates of November 21 and January 3. The Trains at NorthPark Mall receive about 60,000 visitors a year and ticket sales benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas, a home away from home for families with sick or injured children receiving treatment at nearby facilities. Most shifts are three hours. Comfortable shoes are necessary and they ask that you not wear shorts, flip flops or sweat pants.
     
    CLICK HERE to view dates available. The shifts needing volunteer are indicated by "Need 6 or Need 3, etc..." depending on the number still needed to fill the shift.
     
    Special Note: Volunteers must be 15 years old without parent consent and 12 years old with a parent.
     
    CLICK HERE to sign-up and volunteer at The Trains at NorthPark Mall.
  • Toys for Tots

    Warehouse Address: 800 Industrial Blvd, Suite 200, Grapevine, TX
    The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve puts on its annual Toys for Tots event to collect new toys to distribute as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children. They need volunteers to sort toys in the warehouse and distribute them to the approved agencies.
     
    CLICK HERE to sign-up for your desired date/time, enter the appropriate information and sign up! If there is no availability for your desired date/time, please contact the Volunteer Service Coordinator.
  • Treats of Christmas (North Park Center Mall)

    (8687 North Central Expressway, Dallas, 75225
    Help sell Christmas baked treats to benefit the North Texas Food Bank – Saturday, December 16th! Presented by the Texas Chefs Association, the Treats of Christmas sale will include an assortment of gourmet cakes, sweets, pies and cookies by premier chefs from area restaurants and catering companies. Come wearing jeans and a North Texas Food Bank shirt will be provided for you to keep. Check in for the event will be at an upstairs location near the food court at North Park Center Mall. You will be standing on your feet so wear comfortable shoes!
    Special Note: Volunteers must be at least 16 years old
    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
  • VolunteerNow

    Voly.org is the premier online volunteer matching program for Dallas-Fort Worth volunteers and nonprofit organizations. They assist agencies with their constant need to fill positions with volunteers and allow volunteers to find a causes that match their passions. Check out their website and browse through various volunteer opportunities.
 
 

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