Service can be broken down into direct or indirect service, advocacy, and research all of which count at Newark Academy. However, if you are concerned about any opportunity please reach out to the Director of Community Service.
Direct service means face-to-face contact directly with the population being served. For example, this includes tutoring students or working with animals at a shelter.
Indirect service involves helping organizations to build capacity to deliver valuable direct service. Indirect service includes all fundraising activities as well as activities such as filing, answering phones, or event planning for organizations that will serve populations in need. One example of the difference between these two types of service relating to food insecurity is organizing donations at a food pantry, which is indirect service, as opposed to serving at a soup kitchen to distribute food, which is direct service.
Advocacy is when you speak up for or against an issue by writing letters, attending meetings and the like.Research
involves finding new information that informs demand for action, such as gathering scientific data to aid an environmental advocacy organization, or surveying a group to determine community needs. Newark Academy students are encouraged to engage in all forms of service throughout their time at NA.