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"Remember whenever you're in a position to help someone, be glad and always do it because that's the universe answering someone else's prayer through you."  

BDHS Student Service Information

A minimum of 25 hours of Christian Service is expected each year, freshman through senior year. Numerous opportunities for service are available on and off campus.

What counts as Christian Service?  Service must be something that benefits others:

1.     This is the fundamental goal of service: to help others

2.     You cannot get paid or be given credit in any way for the activity

3.     The organization may not benefit monetarily from your service

4.     Parents are not permitted to supervise or sign off student hours

Step #1:  Find a non-profit organization where you would like to volunteer. Pre-approved sites and opportunity ideas can be found:

1.     on the back of the BDHS Community Service Form – fall semester form attached

2.     aired on BDTV

3.     discussed during Cardinal Time

4.     on the school website under Life at Bishop

5.     visit the Dean of Students for additional opportunities

Step #2:

Community service forms are available outside the Dean of Students office

Step #3:

Do your service…with great love!

Step #4:

Turn in your COMPLETED service form to the Dean of Students

Step #5:

Repeat above steps until you’ve reached 25 or more hours by

  • Fall Semester: December 17, 2021
  • Spring Semester: April 29, 2022
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 

***Christian Service Opportunities***



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Spark Rescue is an all volunteer, foster-only charitable animal rescue organization that offers dog adoptions and cat adoptions in Santa Barbara.



Teens on the Scene

The City of Santa Barbara/Spirit of Service Committee has selected Thomas Coleman '21 to receive a 2020 Spirit of Service award. Thomas will receive the Jack Cantin Award. Thomas's work has impacted the community in such a positive way, and we appreciate his efforts.  
Each year through Thomas’ leadership, Bishop Diego Teens on the Scene brings a large enthusiastic group of Cardinals to Santa Barbara Community Clean Up events.  Bishop Diego TOTS has been extremely active in the community, volunteering at many events with local nonprofits over the years including PATH, Unity Shoppe Telethon, Organic SoupKitchen, Montecito Mudslide Memorial, Earth Day, CADA Teen Court, Food from the Heart, andFood Bank.
Congratulations Thomas Coleman!




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Teen Court Volunteer Opportunities for CADA 



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
General Information: Extension 101
Admissions Office: Extension 118