Student Volunteer Opportunities
A minimum of 25 hours of Christian Service is expected each year, freshman through senior year. Numerous opportunities for service volunteers are available at all times on and off campus. In addition to the list below, please visit the Christian Service bulletin board in the Mission Center for current opportunities.
What counts as Christian Service?
Service must be something that benefits others:
This is the fundamental goal of service: to help others.
It must be something you are not required to do for someone else or some other program:
Responsibilities for student government or Boy Scouts or your requirement for Confirmation do not count.
You cannot get paid or be given credit in any way for the activity.
The organization may not benefit monetarily from your service.
Parents are not permitted to supervise or sign off student hours.
5 Steps to get you started:
Step #1 Find a non-profit organization where you would like to volunteer:
Pre-approved sites and opportunity ideas can be found in the Mission Center, on BDTV and on the school website under Life at Bishop.
Step #2 Pick up a Christian Service Contract (community service form) from the Mission Center or front office or the school website:
If the site you have chosen is not on the pre-approved list you must check with Mrs. Winnewisser. If it is on the list, fill out your part of the form and then have the agency fill out their part. (COMPLETELY – dates and everything!)
Step #3 Do your service…with great love!
Step #4 Turn in your COMPLETED service contract to the basket in the front office within 3 weeks of service activity.
Step #5 Repeat above steps until you’ve reached 25 or more hours by the May deadline.
Upcoming Community Service Opportunities
- September 17, 2016 - 25th Annual Day of Caring. Lend a Hand - Build a Community! Volunteer for United Way of Santa Barbara County. 8am - 1pm. To sign up log onto: www.unitedway.sb.org/doc
- September 24, 2016 - American Heart Association Heart and Stoke Walk at Fess Parker's Doubletree Resort. Volunteers needed for setup, breakdown and other needs during the event and along the route. Shifts available between 6:30am - noon. Water, coffee and Subway sandwiches will be provided. Contact Ms. Padilla at Kerstin.firstname.lastname@example.org or 963.8862.
- October 15, 2016 - Villa Majella Fall Festival Fundraiser at Serra Hall. Seeking 4 - 5 Bishop High volunteers from 3 pm - 8 pm for general set up, keeping the dessert table stockets, clearing dishes and clean up. Dinner is included. Contact Eileen Wright at Eileen@villamajella.org or (805) 683-2838.
Non-Profit Organizations in the Santa Barbara Area
***Christian Service Opportunities***
Students are not limited to serving from this list only. These are merely suggestions:
- A-OK After School Program – 963-7751 ext. 202
- American Heart Association – email@example.com or 963-8862
- American Red Cross –redcross.org
- Autism Society of America – 560-3762 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Assistance League – 898-1967 or asistanceleaguesb.org
- Catholic Charities – 965-7045
- Boys and Girls Club of Santa Barbara – 962-2382 or boysgirls.org
- BUNS – 683-0521 or email@example.com
- CALM (Child Abuse Listening and Mediation) – 739-9102 ext. 9 or sbcasa.org
- Camp Wheez – sansumclinic.org/camp-wheez or 681-7500 ext. 8754
- Carpinteria Boys and Girls Club – 684-4718 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Challengers Baseball – www.gochallengers.org or email email@example.com or 869-9165
- DAWG (Dog Adoption & Welfare Group) – 681-0561
- Direct Relief International –964-4767 or directrelief.org
- Food Bank of Santa Barbara – 967-5741 ext. 104
- Girls Inc of Santa Barbara – 963-4757 or girlsincsb.org
- Goleta Boys and Girls Club – 967-5399 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Habitat for Humanity –692-2226 or sbhabitat.org
- Habitat for Humanity ReStore – sbrestore.org
- HEARTS Therapeutic Equestrian Center – 964-1519 or Anne Gould 252-7998 or www.heartsriding.org/volunteer
- Hugs for Cubs – 684-0657 or sbforesters.org
- Jewish Federation of Santa Barbara – 957-1115 or jewishsantabarbara.org
- Make-a-Wish Foundation – 676-94474 or email@example.com
- MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association) – 560-7651 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Nature Track – 886-2047 or www.naturetrack.org
- Peer Buddies – peerbuddies.com or 620-7337
- Safety Town –Anne Gould 252-7998
- Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital – 569-7357 or email@example.com
- Santa Barbara Dream Foundation –564-2131
- Santa Barbara Family YMCA – 687-7727 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Santa Barbara Humane Society - 964-4777 or sbhumanesociety.org
- Santa Barbara Police Explorers Program – 897-2407 or email@example.com
- Santa Barbara Public Library System Homework Help – 964-7878 or SBPLibrary.org
- Santa Barbara Rescue Mission – 966-1316
- Santa Barbara YMCA –www.ciymca.org
- Santa Barbara Youth Council –897-2649 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Santa Barbara Zoo – email@example.com or 9625339 ext. 153
- SNAP (Special Needs Adaptive Programs) – Retta Slay 964-2637 or info@sbSNAP.org
- Special Olympics - 884-1516 ext. 102 or sosc.org/santabarbara
- Storyteller Children’s Center –687-0780 or 687-4540
- St. Vincent’s Family Strengthening Program 722-5195 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation – 962-7466 or teddybearcancerfoundation.org
- Teen Court – Andrea at 730-7575 ext. 133 or email@example.com
- Transition House –966-9668 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Unity Shoppe – 1236 Chapala Street 965-4122 or email@example.com
- UCSB Koegel Autism Center – firstname.lastname@example.org or 895-5567
- Villa Majella – Jeanette 964-1650 or Jeanette@villamajella.org
- Your local parish/church /synagogue…
Total Christian service hours to be completed by the end of each school year:
- Freshmen – 25 (or more)
- Sophomores – 50 (or more)
- Juniors – 75 (or more)
- Seniors – 100 (or more)
Have questions or need help? Please visit the Director of Spiritual Life, Mrs. Winnewisser, in the Mission Center (Room 208).