Community service is an essential part of each student’s education and development. Through community service students learn important lifelong skills and values. They have the opportunity to share and develop in ways not always possible within the traditional classroom setting. In order to encourage and foster the moral character development of every student, Pilgrim School assists in arranging volunteer opportunities for all students. Students in grades 9 to 12 are required to perform at least 20 hours of community service per year. Students are encouraged to find projects that they can be enthusiastic about, these can be in coordination with their church or youth group or they can be individually designed.
From year to year Pilgrim students have worked with Hope-Net, a local organization that provides food to food banks, Big Sunday, Walk to Defeat ALS, and AIDS Walk. In addition, grade level student representatives work with their classmates to select local projects. Each year Seniors plan a class trip in May which culminates their years of service at Pilgrim. Trips have included building homes for Habitat for Humanity and caring for the elderly in Hawaii.