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.
- Aired on BDTV
- Discussed in Family Homeroom
- On the school website under Life at Bishop
- Visit the Dean of Students for additional opportunities
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.
Upcoming Community Service Opportunities
***Christian Service Opportunities***
St. Joseph Catholic Church will host the 61st St Joseph Festival scheduled for July 12, 13 and 14. Volunteer opportunities are offered for all three days in four hour shifts each day. We reward all volunteers with a free meal of any price, and with a free soft drink of any price. Those volunteers who help with cleanup during the 8:00 am -12:00 pm shift, or with the 8:00 pm – 12:00 am shift will also receive ride tickets. Volunteers will be assigned tasks on an as needed basis to work in booths, monitor parking, assist with trash removal, and other tasks as the needs occur.
Our first organizational meeting will be on Thursday, May 30, at 7:00 pm, St Joseph Catholic Church, Room 2, 1532 Linden Ave., Carpinteria. Students who volunteer for more than one day, and will receive food and drink vouchers for each shift; but they may not work more than one shift per day. Student volunteers attending the orientation meeting should be accompanied by a parent, as a signed consent form and photo release is required. Students may also take the forms for parent signature, and return them to the office within the next seven days.
For more information contact Mike Lee; Volunteer Coordinator @ St. Joseph Catholic Church
1532 Linden Ave - Carpinteria (805) 453-2916
Applications (not pictured) available in the library or see Ms. Van Wingerden
Excellent volunteer opportunity this summer for incoming 10th graders and up. The United Way is seeking Counselors in Training to assist with our annual Fun in the Sun summer camp. This is a six week program that runs from June 17 – July 27. As well as earning community service hours our CIT’s will also receive college prep enrichment, special training, and participate in community building activities. Questions contact Lizza Wilding @ email@example.com
The Alzheimer's Association of Santa Barbara County is looking for volunteers to help with their newest global signature event, The Longest Day. The Longest Day Volunteers play a vital role in helping the organization end Alzheimer’s and with their mission, a world without Alzheimer’s. On, June 21, 2019, people across the world will do what they love on the day with the most light, Summer Solstice, to come out of the darkness of Alzheimer's disease, to honor those they love with Alzheimer’s. Together, we will raise funds and awareness for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association and to help the nearly 10,000 in Santa Barbara County. Please contact Erika Van Wingerden at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a participation handbook and/or registration form.
Please feel free to contact email@example.com or 805-892-4259 ex 101 for participant and volunteer opportunities.
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.
Santa Barbara Central Library
Santa Barbara Public Library is offering volunteer trainings for our Homework Help Center on Wednesday, August 29, from 5:15-6:30 p.m., or Saturday, September 8, from 1-2:15 p.m. in the Tech Lab of the Santa Barbara Central Library, located at 40 E. Anapamu.
Volunteers are asked to work a minimum of two hours a week assisting children with reading and/or homework. Teen volunteers earn community service hours for their time, must be at least 14 years old, and maintain at least a B grade-point average. Volunteers 18 and older need to complete a background check/livescan. Those interested in volunteering can register online for the Wednesday or Saturday training, or contact Molly Wetta, Senior Librarian for Youth Services at MWetta@SantaBarbaraCA.gov or (805) 564-5642.
Homework Help is available at Central Library beginning September 5th, 2018 on Mondays from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm and Wednesdays from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Students can sign up for 20 minute sessions for assistance with math or other homework, or practice reading aloud with a volunteer.
Non-Profit Organizations in the Santa Barbara Area
Students are not limited to serving from this list only. These are merely suggestions:
- American Heart Association – 805-963-8862 or https://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/
- American Red Cross – 805-687-1331 or http://www.redcross.org/local/california/central-california/local-chapters/pacific-coast
- Autism Society of America – 805-560-3762 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Assistance League of Santa Barbara – 805-898-1967 or http://www.assistanceleaguesb.com/
- Catholic Charities of Santa Barbara – 805-965-7045 or https://catholiccharitiesusa.org/get-involved
- Boys and Girls Club of Santa Barbara – 805-962-2382 or http://www.boysgirls.org/
- BUNS – Bunnies Urgently Needing Shelter - http://www.bunssb.org/volunteer/ 805-683-0521 or email@example.com
- CALM (Child Abuse Listening and Mediation) – 805-739-9102 or http://calm4kids.org/
- Carpinteria Boys and Girls Club – 805-684-4718 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- DAWG (Dog Adoption & Welfare Group) – 805-681-0561 or https://www.sbdawg.org/volunteer/
- Direct Relief International – 805-964-4767 or https://www.directrelief.org/
- Food Bank of Santa Barbara – 805-967-5741 or http://foodbanksbc.org/
- Girls Inc. of Santa Barbara – 805-963-4757 or http://girlsincsb.org/
- Goleta Boys and Girls Club – 805-967-5399 or https://www.bgca.org/
- Habitat for Humanity – 805-692-2226 or https://www.habitat.org/
- HEARTS Therapeutic Equestrian Center – 805-964-1519 or www.heartsriding.org/volunteer
- Jewish Federation of Santa Barbara – 805-957-1115 or https://www.jewishsantabarbara.org/
- Make-a-Wish Foundation – 805-676-94474 or email@example.com
- MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association) – 805-560-7651 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Nature Track – 805-886-2047 or http://www.naturetrack.org
- Peer Buddies – 805-620-7337 http://www.peerbuddies.com/Home.html
- Santa Barbara Safety Town – 805-252-7998 or http://www.sbsafetytown.org/
- Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital – 805-569-7357 or email@example.com
- Santa Barbara Dream Foundation –805-564-2131 or http://www.dreamfoundation.org/generation-dream
- Santa Barbara Family YMCA – 805-687-7727 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Santa Barbara Humane Society – 805-964-4777 or https://www.sbhumanesociety.org/give/volunteers/
- Santa Barbara Police Explorers Program – 805-897-2407 or email@example.com
- Santa Barbara Public Library System Homework Help – 805-964-7878 or http://www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/lib/getinvolved/volunteer.asp
- Santa Barbara Rescue Mission – 805 966-1316 or http://www.sbrm.org/about-sbrm/volunteer
- Santa Barbara YMCA – 805-687-7727 or http://www.ymca.net/volunteer/
- Santa Barbara Zoo – 805-962-5339 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Special Olympics – 805-884-1516 or https://www.sosc.org/santabarbara
- St. Vincent’s Family Strengthening Program 805-722-5195 or email@example.com
- Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation – 805-962-7466 or https://www.teddybearcancerfoundation.org/volunteer
- Teen Court of Santa Barbara – 805-730-7575
- Transition House – 805-966-9668 or https://transitionhouse.com/
- Unity Shoppe – 805-965-4122 or firstname.lastname@example.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?
Have questions or need support? Please contact Dean of Students, Ms. Carr