Community Service

SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES:

Campus Kitchens: Help prepare meals for a local youth center. Campus kitchens now serves 200-400 meals a week. Shifts are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 3:30-6:30 pm at UMASS. Please come to Campus Ministry for more info on how to sign up online at the Campus Kitchens UMASS Boston website.

 

Independence Manor Bingo - We meet in Campus Ministry and walk over to the nursing home to play bingo with the residents. Bring a snack or 2liter bottle of soda ( preferrably sugar free) for an extra service hour. Sign up in Campus Ministry. Our next date this year is Wednesday, Nov 12th.

We also have an opportunity for 5 students to volunteer at the Holiday Fair at Independence Manor on Saturday, November 15th. 

St John Parish - needs volunteers for raking and cleaning up the grounds on Saturday, November 15th from 9-12. Pizza will be served after the clean-up is finished.

Braintree Buddies  Sign up in Campus Ministry to volunteer for our next event which will be held on Thursday, Nov 20th at 2:30. Our friends from Project Prove will bring the activity. 

My Brother's Keeper in Easton- is looking for volunteers to help with furniture delivery to those in need. Go to their website or stop by Campus Ministry for more information

South Shore Elder Services  - Annual 5K Walkathon  is Sunday, November 16th, strolling the mall at the South Shore plaza in Braintree. Registration begins at 9:00 am the day of the walk.

Christmas in the City - annual holiday party will be held on Sunday, Dec 21st at the Convention Center in Boston. Must be 16 years old to volunteer at this event. See Mrs. O'Brien for more information.

PURPOSE OF SERVICE: 

 

In keeping with the mission of the school, Christian service provides a way for students to "put their faith into action." Students must complete a TOTAL of 70 hours of community service by the end of the THIRD TERM of their senior year. Students who transfer to the school mid-year, or in their sophomore or junior years, should see the Campus Ministry Department to work out the adjusted service hours that are required.

The AWHS CAMPUS MINISTRY defines service as “the generous giving of one’s time for the benefit of or on behalf of another person without compensation, in imitation of the example Christ set for us.” In other words, students should not be paid for service' nor receive any type of award or other compensation for their work. Students must volunteer for non-profit or not-for-profit organizations, cannot claim service hours for responsibilities done at home such as babysitting, yard work, doing homework, or helping extended family members.

GRADE 9 must complete 15 service hours by Memorial Day
GRADE 10 must complete 20 service hours by Memorial Day
GRADE 11 must complete 20 service hours by Memorial Day
GRADE 12 must complete 15 service hours by the end of the THIRD TERM

SERVICE FORMS:

Click on PDF files below to download forms:

DEADLINES:
Service hours completed in the summer MUST be received by the end of September or these hours expire. The last day to submit service for this past summer is Tuesday, Sept 30.

All other service hours MUST BE RECEIVED within two months of the COMPLETION OF THE SERVICE. For example: a student works as a volunteer at Brockton Hospital from October through the month of February. The service paperwork is due by the end of April or the service hours expire. Service completed in the summer must be received by the end of October.

Students who fail to complete the above service hours at the end of the academic year may not come back to the school until these hours are completed by the start of the next academic year.

Paperwork needs to completed when completing a service project. These can be obtained on the website under service forms. Students who do their service at the school need not fill out this section of the reflection forms. Students must complete a service sheet for every site in which service is completed.

Campus Ministry Department provides weekly opportunities for students.