A community service letter can be obtained for several reasons, including enclosures for resumes, college admissions, and scholarships and as part of a graduation requirements procedure. There is no standard format to write a community service letter, so whoever is in charge will usually write one whichever way he or she deems appropriate. In a sense, a community service acts as a reference letter and needs to follow all the prerequisites of one – praise and all that!
Once you are done with community or volunteer work, it is best to ask for a service letter immediately. Since you won’t be getting paid for this kind of work, your payment will be the fact that you are acknowledged for your efforts. If you are at a position where you have to write a community letter, you may need to put in information such as the dates that the person worked, if he had a job title and contact information of the organization that he worked for.
Community letters serve as confirmation of an individual’s involvement in services provided in a certain area, so it is important for the information on them to be correct. Make sure that you have all the information at hand – what the individual did for the facility or organization and how much he contributed – before you begin writing one. Here is a sample that you can use:
February 9, 2016
To Whom It May Concern
This letter serves as confirmation that Heather Stone volunteered her services as a caregiver at Sava Senior Care from January 15, 2015 to November 20, 2015. She has generously donated her time and effort to relentlessly looking after her wards and has earned considerable commendation for her contribution at the facility.
During the time that Heather spent at our facility, the morale of patients, especially those under her care became extremely high, aiding in their recovery. Please note that Heather did not receive any financial or “in-kind” remuneration from either the facility or its members, except possible reimbursement of expenses such as fuel for when she had to drive her wards to social or therapeutic activities outside the premises of Sava Senior Care building.
If there is any further information that you require regarding Heather’s volunteer services at Sava Senior Care, please feel free to contact me.
Sava Senior Care
45 Hilda Road
Stafford, VA 98565
Tel: (222) 222-2222