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Student Volunteer Opportunities
A minimum of 25 hours of Christian Service is expected each year, freshman through senior year. Numerous opportunities for service are available at all times on and off campus.  Hours are applied yearly July 1 - June 30.  Hours must be submitted once service is completed and/or by the end of each semester.  

What counts as Christian Service?

  • Service must be something that benefits others: This is the fundamental goal of service: to help others.
  • 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 started...
Step #1 Find a non-profit organization where you would like to volunteer. Pre-approved sites and opportunity ideas can be found on the back of the BDHS Community Service Form.  If you are unsure if the organization or project will count as service hours, visit the Dean of Students for approval.  Be sure to take a form to the volunteer site for the supervisor to complete their section of the form.
 
Other ways to learn about service opportunities...
  • Aired on BDTV
  • Discussed in Family Homeroom 
  • On the school website under Life at Bishop 
  • Visit the Dean of Students for additional opportunities
Step #2 Community service forms are available in the library and the website Life at Bishop/Forms.

Step #3 Do your service…with great love!  

Step #4 Turn in your COMPLETED service form to the basket in the library.

Step #5 Repeat above steps until you’ve reached 25.  Due dates for each semester
  • Fall Semester: December 20, 2019
  • Spring Semester: April 22, 2020.  
Service hours from the fall semester will not be accepted in the spring semester - be sure to turn in your hours.  

 

Upcoming Community Service Opportunities 

 

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Noozhawk SeaCenter

https://www.noozhawk.com/article/sea_center_fishing_for_new_volunteers?utm_source=Noozhawk&utm_campaign=e3c4085e30-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_08_27_10_56_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9ec8acd2c4-e3c4085e30-247242773

 

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https://www.noozhawk.com/article/give_back_to_the_beach_on_coastal_cleanup_day?utm_source=Noozhawk&utm_campaign=e3c4085e30-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_08_27_10_56_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9ec8acd2c4-e3c4085e30-247242773

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The She.Is.Beautiful 5k, 10k and 10 miler race will be coming to Santa Barbara for the 8th year in a row on Saturday September 14th, benefitting Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara expecting 3,000 people.   Student volunteer hours are needed for this event from 7am-12pm on Saturday September 14th.  All volunteers will receive hats, snacks and its a great community service opportunity.  For more details contact Sara Tanza, Assistant Race Director @ SARA@RUNSHEISBEAUTIFUL.COM.  Be sure to bring a service form to the event to have completed by the Assistant Race Director.

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PARTICIPATE IN A BEACH CLEANUP

WHETHER ORGANIZED OR NOT, A BEACH CLEANUP IS A FUN, EFFECTIVE WAY OF GIVING BACK TO YOUR COMMUNITY WHILE SOAKING UP THE SUMMER SUN AT THE SAME TIME. NOT ONLY DOES IT KEEP OUR OCEAN CLEAN, BUT YOU CAN WORK ON YOUR TAN AT THE SAME TIME. YOU CAN ORGANIZE A CLEANUP ON YOUR OWN OR JOIN ONE OF THE MANY CLEANUPS ORGANIZED BY LOCAL NON-PROFITS. YOU CAN REGISTER FOR YOUR OWN THROUGH SANTA BARBARA COUNTY HTTP://WWW.COUNTYOFSB.ORG/PARKS/VOLUNTEERBEACH.SBC OR JOIN EXPLORE ECOLOGY'S COASTAL CLEANUP DAY HTTPS://EXPLOREECOLOGY.ORG/COASTAL-CLEANUP-DAY/.

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In every community there are individuals who are home bound and suffering from illness or injury that have no support network. Part of the healing process is being cared for nutritionally. Food From the Heart recognizes that need by preparing nutritious, healing meals, delivered by caring volunteers to those in crisis due to illness, injury or under the care of hospice, visiting nurses or other medical professionals. Food From The Heart does not charge for this service.  http://sbfoodfromtheheart.com/
 
The Harvest Program is Mon/Tue from 8:30am-11:30am. Volunteers meet at the church on the corner of La Cumbre and Foothill and carpool to the harvest site.  Harvest Program will send a weekly email to confirmed the harvest locations  for the week.  
 
The Food Prep Program is Tues/Wed from 9am-11:30am. Students should contact in advance to confirm and find out if support is needed for the week. For more details contact admin@sbfoodfromtheheart.com  
 
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VOLUNTEER @ THE SANTA BARBARA FOOD BANK

Food insecurity is perhaps one of the greatest issues this community faces. By volunteering your time or donating nonperishable food items to the food bank, you are ensuring that members of your community get to enjoy nutritious, healthy foods to keep themselves healthy this summer. Learn more on the Foodbank's websitehttps://foodbanksbc.org/.

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Santa Barbara Zoo Volunteer Opportunities

Ever wonder how volunteering at the Santa Barbara Zoo makes a difference? View https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUIMT5tsZuA
to see how our volunteers earn community service hours, gain work experience, and meet new friends all while Saving Animals From Extinction! For more details of zoo opportunities visit https://www.sbzoo.org/more/volunteer/#teens


Nonprofit Resource Network is a way to connect with your community, world organizations, break into the nonprofit world, and make your community a better place. Here’s how this resource is relevant to you: it connects people in Santa Barbara who care about making the world a better place. How does it do that? In many ways, but in your case, through the Volunteer Connect page. Through this page, organizations post their volunteer needs. Simply go to https://nprnsb.org/volunteer-connect/ to register as a volunteer.



Non-Profit Organizations in the Santa Barbara Area

Students are not limited to serving from this list only. These are merely suggestions:

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?

Have questions or need support? Please contact Dean of Students, Ms. Carr  

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