Service

"Truly I tell you, just as you did for it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me." - Matthew 25:40

Service is a part of who we are at Cotter. We are each called to serve the marginalized, the forgotten, the refugee, the lost. Therefore, service is an expectation of all of our students, faculty and staff at Cotter.

Each junior high school student is required to complete 10 hours of community service each year, with a minimum of 5 hours per semester. Additionally, each student must complete at least 2 different service experiences within those 10 hours.

Each high school student is required to complete 20 hours of community service each year, with a minimum of 10 hours per semester. Additionally, each student must complete at least 4 different service experiences within those 20 hours.

Please reference the powerpoint presentations below for more information regarding the community service requirement. Contact Marisa Corcoran with any community service related questions.

POWERPOINT for 7-8th grade
POWERPOINT for 9th-12th grade

Student Volunteer Opportunities Community Service Ideas

Service Trips

Our service and mission trip program that was founded in 1995 by former Cotter Schools President, Jim Devine. The purpose of our service trip experiences is to allow high school students to experience new cultures while providing service with a Christian focus. Types of service provided by our students include volunteering at a food pantry or childcare center, soup kitchen assistance, outdoor cleanup, and general home repair. Each year, several service trip options are available for our students. In recent years, these options have included:

  • Weekend urban plunge immersion trips to Minneapolis/St. Paul or Milwaukee

  • One-week summer mission trips to Chicago, New Orleans, Benton Harbor, MI, or Kansas City, MO

For further information on 2018-2019 service trip opportunities, contact Marisa Corcoran.