Monday, December 21, 2009


Right this minute, Ernest is completing his 500th hour volunteering at the zoo. He is a C-I-T for Zoo Camp this week. He's been working hard to accumulate 500 hours by the end of the year -- the reward is a 50 year membership to the zoo. (Starting in 2010, 2000 hours will be required!)

(Photo from Santa Barbara Zoo Facebook)

Meanwhile, kids from his school have to do 20 hours of community service in order to go on the 8th grade trip. He's happy that he has more than fulfilled that requirement!


Pretty Things said...

That's an amazing thing he's done!

Jen on the Edge said...

500 hours?! Wow! Will he continue volunteering in 2010? I love the 50 year membership idea.

And what a nice idea to have the 8th graders do community service. Hopefully, they'll look at it as more than just fulfilling a requirement and will see the value in helping others.

Susan said...

That is such a big committment - great for him and for mom getting him to and from!

dkuroiwa said...

What an incredible kid you have there....that's awesome!

And what a great idea for the school to encourage volunteering like that...more schools should do that!!