Servant’s Heart Award
We would like to encourage every Quest member to help better their community and the lives of the people around them. Each Club and member is encouraged to do a minimum of three service projects each year. One for the community, one for whoever hosts their club meetings, and one ongoing project of the member’s choice. For example, your club may choose to sing Christmas carols to the elderly (local community), weed the parking lot of the church that hosts your club, and ring bells for Salvation Army each year.
Individuals who participate in these projects or do other community service outside of clubs are eligible to earn the Servant‘s Heart award. More than one heart may be earned each year. To earn a Servant’s Heart each participant must perform a set number of community service hours.
5 hours = Red Heart
5 hours = Red Heart
10 hours = Silver Heart
15 hours = Gold Heart
20 hours = Gold Diamond Heart
100 hours = Gold Ruby Heart
500 hours = Sapphire Hearts
In the forms section is a Service Hour Tally Sheet. All service hours should be logged on that sheet .
Community service is any activity that you volunteer to do for the betterment of your community. Most people think of things like picking up trash, participating in a canned food drive, or singing Christmas Carols to the elderly. While these are worthwhile projects, don’t forget to count things like helping to coach a soccer team, or volunteering to help at VBS or Sunday School. These types of events could not happen without enough volunteers.
Certain volunteer activity should not count toward community service hours, as it is more of a favor to family or friends. Examples may include your neighbor asking you to watch their puppy, helping someone pack for a move, or watching someone’s children. You should help out when needed simply because it is the right thing to do, not because you are being rewarded for it.