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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 at Cardinal Time
  • Community Service Board in the library 
  • 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 18, 2020
  • Spring Semester: April 30, 2021 
Service hours from the fall semester will not be accepted in the spring semester - be sure to turn in your hours.  

Please click here to see a student-made video about sending care packages to soldiers in Afghanistan.

Upcoming Community Service Opportunities 

***Christian Service Opportunities***


Teen Court Volunteer Opportunities for CADA 



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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 support? Please contact Dean of Students, Ms. Carr  

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Bishop Diego HS
Bishop Garcia Diego High School

  4000 La Colina Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
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