Service Team has posted virtual service opportunities with links to different organizations’ pages where you can find information about how to volunteer. Each event has a total of 3 shifts (each worth 1 service hour). If you are interested in volunteering with an org, sign up for the number of shifts you plan to volunteer, and please send some sort of proof to the event chair.
All virtual events reoccur biweekly, so if you volunteer for more than 3 hours, you can still get credit for it! Be sure to read the event descriptions, as some events are more of a time commitment than others. We will not be enforcing the 72 hour rule, but please remember, you are still representing Cornell and APO!
Yep! Just fill out the project approval form here (also in the VPS signature) and wait for a response before posting to Docubro.
Things happen and sometimes you end up on the wrong list or the chair misses you. Just message your event chair and let service team know. You can also petition Service Team to remove the penalty.
Please contact service team and the event chair before your event if you are not able to attend due to illness. If you believe that you have a special circumstance (ie medical emergency or other serious illness) you can petition service team at firstname.lastname@example.org with an explanation of your situation.
No. You will receive credit for the number of hours the event actually lasted.
Try to find someone to take your shift. You can do this independently or use the Facebook group Alpha Phi Omega (Gamma) – Shift Swaps. Just make sure that your replacement notes that they are subbing for you when they sign in.
If you can’t attend because you are sick, please contact service team and the event chair before the event so we don’t 72-hour rule you if you can’t find a replacement.
Chairing a virtual service event will get you 0.5 leadership credit for a one-time event or 1 leadership credit/month for a recurring event. There are two ways to chair a virtual service event.
1) Chair an event that is already up (involves collecting proof that the people who signed up volunteered and submitting the attendance).
2) Create a Zoom event on Docubro for one of the virtual service projects we already have up. In this case, you will be in charge of leading the service event and submitting attendance at the end.
Fellowship and Retreats
Nope! Feel free to put up any event that you find interesting and is inclusive!
You can submit fellowship attendance here.
We are always looking for more people to host fellowships! Check out this list of Fellowships that Need Hosts, or send an email to email@example.com saying that you’re interested in hosting a fellowship!
A SSE, or Spontaneous Social Event, is an impromptu fellowship that’s spontaneous – hence the name! Whenever five or more brothers or pledges happen to do something together (APO appropriate), you can count it as a SSE, which counts as fellowship credit. Only 2 SSEs per semester count towards your fellowship credit, though.
To record a SSE, put it on the calendar sometime (the exact date and time isn’t important, but make sure you create it in the future so you aren’t locked out of it). Make the name SSE: [some title here], and add a description as well as the people who were present.
As a brother, you have many opportunities to continue your involvement in pledging. These include becoming a PPGL, a speed meeting host, and/or a Big. Emails detailing all the information about each of these usually go out at the beginning of each semester. Moreover, all pledging materials will be posted on the Pledge Information page.
Every Big must go through training each semester that they plan to take a little. Overall, leadership credit is awarded to Bigs who complete a certain number of requirements. If these are satisfied, Bigs will receive 1 leadership credit for each new Little. This leadership credit will appear automatically on Docubro at the end of the semester.
Leadership credits are awarded as follows for service projects:
- 0.5 credits for chairing a single, one-time service project upon completion of the requirements as listed in the Chapter Standing Rules
- 1 credit for chairing a weekly service project over the increment of 28 upon completion of the requirements as listed in the Chapter Standing Rules
Leadership credit for hosting fellowships is awarded as follows:
- 1 credit for chairing three individual fellowship activities
- 1 credit for chairing a biweekly fellowship for the whole semester
- 1 credit for chairing a weekly fellowship for half of the semester
There are lots of ways to earn leadership credit! Some of the most common are being a Big, serving as a PPGL, and hosting fellowships. Check out the full list of leadership opportunities here.
1) Make a purchase for APO
2) Take a picture of the receipt and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
3) Fill out the Reimbursement Form
4) Wait patiently for the cash flow. If you do not get a reimbursement within 3 days, send the treasurer an email!
Contact the event coordinator, which can be seen on Docubro.
DocuBro is a system the chapter uses to keep track of events and membership information. Every member and platform owns an account on this platform.
Locked event: you cannot unsign up for the event (service events usually lock 3 days before the start of the event while fellowships lock at the start of the event).
Closed event: you cannot sign up for the event (usually close at start of event).
Please do not go to the service event! Your personal health is way more important. Make sure to fill out the sick form in Vice President of Service email signature. If possible, try to find a substitute because organizations do count on us!