SPIN: Community Service

Community Service

As part of our commitment to public interest, SPIN organizes and participates in various community service projects throughout the year.

Projects are diverse, included serving dinner at Project HOME, volunteering at SHARE Food Program of PA, organizing a blood drive with the Red Cross, participating in one-time charity events such as the Justice for All 5K Run, and joining Temple's Day of Service and Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Students receive Points towards their SPIN Summer Funding requirements by participating in these activities, as shown in the chart below.

Any volunteering activity not found in the chart below may still receive Points at a rate of 1 pt. / 2 hrs. of individual service, but the volunteer work must be UNPAID and NOT FOR CREDIT. Pre-approval by the SPIN board is not required.

Community Service Chart

In addition, many SPIN members participate in the varied pro bono opportunities offered by the Law School. In fact, hours spent volunteering with the Domestic Violence Assistance Project (DVAP), Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), the Innocence Project, LEAP, and other pro bono legal work count toward qualifying for SPIN priority and SPIN Honors Awards.

Pro Bono Chart

Finally, SPIN supports other student organizations in their volunteer efforts by collaborating on planning, advertising to members, and offering "credit" toward SPIN requirements.

Events & Lectures Chart

If you are interested in volunteering with SPIN—or you have a new Community Service opportunity you would like to suggest to us—please contact us.

Temple's Day of Service 2010: Every year on Temple Law's Annual Day of Service, faculty, students, and staff, visit a local neighborhood with work gloves, paintbrushes, and scrapers. Here are SPIN members making a positive contribution to the Philadelphia community and enjoying some time away from the library.