Volunteer Hours

HAAS Expectations for Community Service performed by a high school student:

1 The acts of community service must be supervised by a HAAS board member NOT directly
related to the high school student recording the hours of community service.
2 The hours must be performed by the student listed on the community service log and cannot
be performed by another family member or friend on the student’s behalf.
3 Acts of service performed by the student should be beneficial either to the HAAS community
or the community at large (such as HAAS participating in a soup kitchen activity or sandwich
seva or such).
4 Reporting incorrect hours is a violation of the HAAS organization principles and may lead to
termination of the HAAS committee member’s position.
5 The minimum age of a student to participate in HAAS high school community service is 14
years. Additionally, the student must have up-to-date membership registration with the HAAS
6 The log of hours of service must be filled out at the time of the community service event or
within 48 hours of the event. Logging hours retroactively beyond 48 hours is not permitted.
Examples of acceptable HAAS high school community service:
a) Setting up decorations, food stations, sound systems, or chairs and tables at HAAS
community events.
b) Taking down decorations, clearing food stations, putting away the sound systems, or stacking up chairs and tables at HAAS community events.
c) Participating in a HAAS dance, play, any other entertainment activity, or acting as an MC, will be counted as service hours.
d) Serving food at any HAAS event.
e) Participation in HAAS board meetings if the student is elected as the HAAS youth liaison.
f) Providing rides for elderly HAAS members or assisting with carrying of equipment,
decorations, or food to HAAS events provided that the student is appropriately licensed to drive and has an acceptable driver's insurance coverage to meet Texas state requirements.

Examples of unacceptable HAAS high school community service:
a) Attendance at HAAS events without any acts of service participation.
b) Recording hours of service at social events not organized by HAAS will not be counted.
c) Hours recorded for individual or group rehearsal do not count as service hours unless
supervised by a HAAS committee member.
d) Asking family members or friends to perform HAAS event set-up or take down tasks on
behalf of the student.
e) Monetary donations by the family of the student to any charity can not be converted into
hours of HAAS community service.
f) Any activities performed by the high school student purely with the expectation of being
awarded recognition by the HAAS organization belies the spirit of the HAAS high school
community service program.



Next Bhajan

January Virtual Bhajan 


When: January 23rd via Zoom


If you would like to sing or just listen please RSVP at your earliest convenience. Zoom link has been emailed already.

If you would like to host real-time bhajans in any of the upcoming months post-Covid, please contact our Bhajan Coordinator, Gauri Sirur at  281-536-2701, or by email gauri.sirur@yahoo.com

Upcoming Events

The HAAS Diwali Celebration 2022 will be held on Saturday, Nov 5, from 4:30 PM onwards at Durga Bari Auditorium, 13944 Schiller Rd, Houston, TX 77082.

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