The Broadview

Volunteers help disabled athletes

Special Olympics athletes play basketball amongst student volunteers. Sports seasons change year round and include more than 30 options such as swimming, basketball and skiing.
Service organization provides athletic training, competition
February 14, 2020

Although the world-wide games only take place every two years, the Special Olympics have ongoing events in the Bay Area yearound.  “The organization creates an opportunity for people that otherwise...

Teenagers can choose to donate, but don’t

Teenagers can choose to donate, but don't
Volunteering, donating impacts communities in different ways
December 19, 2019

Depending on socio-economic class, teenagers are often the population with the most expendable income, as they are not providing for their families or supporting themselves through school and other...

Diving into work

Senior Margaret Millar chops fish while preparing meals for sea lions at the beginning of her
Sunday shift. Millar began volunteering as part of the Youth Crew at TMMC in Feb. 2019.
Senior volunteers with marine wildlife
November 12, 2019

While many teenagers spend their Sunday mornings catching up on sleep or spending time with friends, senior Margaret Millar is up at the crack of dawn chopping fish, corralling rescued seals and assisting...

Seniors serve community

Senior Molly Brown tutors a student at the Spring Valley Science Academy during her B Period Social Awareness & Action class. Students volunteered at organizations of their choosing and completed written reflections on their experience for the class.
Class volunteers, gains experience during school day
December 18, 2018

Instead of sitting in a classroom during B Period on Red Days, senior Jessica Louie leads routine stretches and reviews vowels and numbers in the memory care unit for residents diagnosed with Alzheimer's...

Giving during the holidays

Junior Anna Doggett lays out gingerbread men to prepare for the Santa Fest holiday fundraiser at the General's Residence in Fort Mason. Children of Shelters runs the annual event in the Presidio for local homeless children.
Service locations are overlooked as volunteers flock to others.
December 14, 2017

Volunteers clamor to serve meals at soup kitchens or package food at local food banks as the holidays approach, while less popular organizations in San Francisco are overlooked and left with little assistance....

Doing more harm than help

Senior Lily Ross works alongside peers on a service trip to New Orleans, shoveling debris from a house they were demolishing into a nearby dumpster. Ten students from the high school division attended the weeklong annual New Orleans Service Immersion Experience trip, staying with nuns at a local sisterhood while volunteering with multiple local organizations in 2014.
Volunteering with inefficient groups, lack of skills may not be beneficial to people who are "served."
February 4, 2016

Volunteering in a distant community in need may seem like a noble act, but such trips can be detrimental to those “receiving” help when the volunteer lacks skills that the community needs or the sponsoring...

News staff takes pledges for public television

Broadview staff takes pledge calls for KQED. The staff later on took a tour of different sets and the broadcasting room.
January 27, 2016

Tired-eyed and trying to stay awake with coffees in hand, Broadview senior staff arrived at KQED Television and Radio Station at 6:30 a.m. this morning. “I don’t normally wake up until seven, and...

Service immersion experience seeks volunteers

Service immersion experience seeks volunteers
December 2, 2015

Service Learning Director Ray O’Connor sent an email about the New Orleans Service Immersion Trip to both high schools this afternoon. “It’s a really great opportunity for students to help out...

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