For the purposes of this article, community service shall be defined as work or service performed by students either voluntarily or for some form of compensation or academic credit through nonprofit, governmental, and community-based organizations, schools, or college campuses. In general, the work or service should be designed to provide direct experience with people or project planning, and should have the goal of improving the quality of life for the community. Eligible activities may include, but are not limited to, tutoring, literacy training, neighborhood improvement, increasing environmental safety, assisting the elderly or disabled, and providing mental health care, particularly for disadvantaged or low-income residents.
In developing community service programs, campuses shall emphasize efforts which can most effectively use the skills of students such as tutoring programs or literacy programs.
(Added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1245, Sec. 1.)