Students Can Earn Service Hours While Keeping City Clean

Courtesy - City of Coral Springs

Courtesy – City of Coral Springs

By: Chris Brunner

The City of Coral Springs is offering community service hours along with a free lunch in exchange for your help in keeping the City beautiful.

As part of a city-wide clean-up program, Adopt-A-Street program and the Community Foundation of Broward, volunteers working with team captains will clean different areas through the city on Saturday, November 12 from 9 to 11:15 a.m. Service hours will be provided and there will be raffles for participants.

Oh yes, lunch will be provided to volunteers after the clean-up.

Volunteers who have participated in three out of four annual clean-ups will be entered in an end of the year drawing.

To sign up, fill out the volunteer forms available at www.CoralSprings.org/volunteer or e-mail volunteer@coralsprings.org.

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  • kilroy

    Doesn’t this take away jobs ? Slave labor for service points … really ? Can a private business get away with this ?

    • tjb

      It is called giving back to the community, A means to make our community greater. Civic pride and action is not slavely.

      • kilroy

        Well then we need more people ” giving back ” to slash the city’s payroll !

        • Tjb

          Kilroy…have you given back?

          • kilroy

            every time I pay a TAX on something sir.

          • Tjb

            Have you ever given your time to make the community better? Nice to give your treasure / taxes but your time volunteering has value. You may meet”great” people as a volunteer … a paycheck for the soul as you help to make CS a great community.

          • kilroy

            Like I said before if everyone volunteered to clean streets , cut lawns , pickup trash , dig trenches for utilities , etc … we could save a ton of money but these are ‘ shovel ready ‘ jobs that stimulate the economy … tell your boss to keep your paycheck this week it will make you feel great!

          • tjb

            Kilroy thank you for making America Great by suggesting that volunteerism is hurting our economy. Looking foward to seeing you and your friends doing the shovel jobs in CS. Let make CS a greater place to live. Do you dig it?

          • kilroy

            Just think if your company could get more volunteers to do the work you do they then could release you from the payroll… just ask the fire department how they feel about volunteer firemen….they hate them…

  • kilroy

    I’m sure burger king and taco bell would love a few ‘ volunteers ‘ too…. every one loves volunteers until it’s actually their job in play…. my favorite is the ‘ intern ‘ position where you are actually slave labor so your resume looks good coming out of college…. no one seems to ‘ intern ‘ an chipotle though…
    I’m thinking of starting a charity too… ‘ for the kids ‘ of course and will make sure all the proceeds go to the cause after the ‘ admin ‘ fees are taken out…
    So let’s just make every one an intern and slash the city’s payroll….

    • tjb

      Volunteering for the community and not for a business is a very different thing Kilroy. Just thinking … are you the type of person whom after a hurricane makes your neighbor pay you to help them to remove a tree blocking their car from the street so they can take their ill son to the hospital?

      • kilroy

        you would be wrong…. helping someone is not volunteering .. it’s helping… volunteering for an entity that makes money is a whole other thing…. Would you ‘ volunteer ‘ to paint your neighbors house if he lived in a mansion and drove 5 expensive cars ? no , you would tell him to hire a painter… but if his son needed a ride to the ER you would do it because helping is helping… and do not ‘ type ‘ me. I dont need to join a ‘ non profit ‘ to feel good about myself like ‘ some people ‘….

        • Tjb

          Kilroy I did not “type” you, I asked a question. Getting back to the original topic – community service … it is “helping” but you are against community service an activity
          that helps to improves the quality of life in Coral Springs. Community service is a valuable volunteering activity. Thanks Kilroy from “some people”

          • kilroy

            So helping clean parks, roadways , canals , etc… is ‘volunteering ‘ when the city has employees that get paid to actually do this stuff… so lets say we all volunteer to maintain the city parks would this help or hurt the city employees in the park & rec dept that actually do this for a living ? Now if I volunteer for something so little johnny can get a new liver that’s a whole other story…. there is a difference…. that’s my point…. the city is the mansion with 5 cars asking you to paint their big house for free…. they can ask their well pensioned employees instead…. they’re building the Taj after all , geesh

          • Tjb

            Ok lets hire more city employees since according to your assessment the city has the the money. Lets make America Great by adding jobs and improving our city infrastructure and parks along with building a larger city hall. Just think, of all the constructions jobs it would create.

          • kilroy

            exactly! if the city has employees to do certain jobs then stop asking others to their jobs for free under the guise of volunteering. Now if there is no employees THEN you may ask for volunteers…. for example when the city runs its Christmas parade next month they can ask for volunteers to CLEANUP Sample road after the parade OR they can actually use the employees they have on the payroll in parks and rec.
            Let’s see how many will volunteer for this one….

          • Tjb

            Glad that you want to create more city jobs. Bigger government (such as hiring more folks in park and rec) , increase expense, & higher taxes will make Coral Springs great. Also, why should we have volunteers helping to make the city better. Meeting other citizens from our community and having civic pride will only result in …..?

          • kilroy

            actually just want to get what we are already paying for…. there is a difference…. Someone should not have to volunteer for something if there is already someone on the payroll for the same or near same task… why is that so hard to understand…