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CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT SERVICE HOURS:

 

The link for submitting hours is no longer available. Please record your hours on paper during this summer and enter them on the new database after the service hour database orientation in August 2017.

 

 

 
 
 

SERVICE PROGRAM AT NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL

The NDB service learning program challenges students to put their faith into action; goals include fostering a love of service, living Gospel values, and reaching out to the marginalized. Students  practice social justice, compassion and dignity for all through experiential learning.

 Students try a variety of service, exploring and discovering their passions. Long-term volunteer commitments are ideal. Holidays and early release days work well for volunteering! The Spiritual Life Department helps students track service hours, which is helpful for leadership, college, and scholarship applications!

Service fairs, online listings, volunteer orientations, homeroom promotion, email updates, word of mouth, and flyers educate students about non-profits and volunteer opportunities. Many organizations require advance sign ups, orientations, applications, and TB test results prior to volunteering. We ask parents to empower their daughters to schedule hours.  Parents are responsible for monitoring the safety of the volunteer site and arranging transportation.

At the start of each semester, the Spiritual Life Department visits each religion class to go over the NDB service learning program: NDB, CSP, CORE, and general hours. Students are welcome to make an appointment to go over the service requirements or explore ideas of places to complete hours individually or in a small group with Mrs. Manalo, who directs the service program. If you have any questions about service, please contact Mrs. Manalo.

 

Class of 2018-2020 Service Hour Graduation Requirements:

Class of 2021 Service Hour Graduation Requirements:

15 minimum (30 max) NDB hours throughout high school

·   NDB hours include volunteering to help teachers, athletics, or participating in any NDB sponsored service events.

30 CORE hours (DIRECT SERVICE) throughout high school

·   Volunteering at one non-profit organization consistently; you will present about your CORE service during your Senior year

15 Free choice/General hours throughout high school

20 Christian Service Project hours (DIRECT SERVICE)

·   Completed for religion classes starting the 2nd semester of Freshman year to the end of Junior Year. 4 hours per semester. Reflection in religion class at the end of semester

80 hours total

*Class of 2019 and 2020: Hours from the summer before 9th grade count toward hour graduation requirement!

* Class of 2018 ONLY: Hours only count toward graduation starting the first day student starts classes at NDB.

*All hours need to be verified by an adult at the service organization

Freshman year:

2nd semester: 10 hours serving with family members or a small group at a non-profit organization. Hours can be completed from beginning of Winter Break 2017 - April 2018. Reflection in religion class at the end of the semester

Throughout the school year: 5 NDB hours. NDB hours include volunteering to help teachers, athletics, or participating in any NDB sponsored service events.

 

Sophomore year:

1st semester: 10 hours serving at a local church (of any denomination) or non-profit organization

Hours can be completed from start of Summer Break 2018 - December 2018. Reflection in religion class at the end of the semester.

2nd semester: 10 Vocational hours- volunteering at a non-profit organization, working directly with people in need and exploring one's passion and vocation. Hours can be completed from start of Winter Break 2018- April 2019. Reflection in religion class at the end of the semester.

Throughout the school year: 5 NDB hours. NDB hours include volunteering to help teachers, athletics, or participating in any NDB sponsored service events.

 

Junior year:

1st semester: 10 Vocational hours- volunteering at a non-profit organization, working directly with people in need and exploring one's passion and vocation. Reflection in religion class at the end of the semester. Hours can be completed from start of Summer Break 2019 - December 2019

2nd semester: 10 Vocational hours- volunteering at a non-profit organization, working directly with people in need and exploring one's passion and vocation. Reflection in religion class at the end of the semester. Hours can be completed from start of Winter Break 2019- April 2020

Throughout the school year: 5 NDB hours. NDB hours include volunteering to help teachers, athletics, or participating in any NDB sponsored service events.

 

Senior year:

1st semester: 10 Vocational hours- volunteering at a non-profit organization, working directly with people in need and exploring one's passion and vocation. Reflection in religion class at the end of the semester. Hours can be completed from start of Summer Break 2020- December 2020

Throughout the school year: 5 NDB hours. NDB hours include volunteering to help teachers, athletics, or participating in any NDB sponsored service events.

2nd semester: Culminating presentation on community service hours throughout high school

 

80 Hours Total

 

*All hours need to be verified by an adult at the service organization

*While there is no “General/free choice” category, students can enter extra hours that don’t fit into the categories in order to be eligible for service awards and recognitions, starting from the summer before freshman year

 

TRANSFER STUDENTS HOUR REQUIREMENTS:

If you are a new student and are starting as a Senior this year:

2 minimum NDB hours

  • Volunteering to help faculty members/ departments at NDB
30 CORE hours (DIRECT SERVICE)
  • Volunteering consistently at one non-profit organization with an in-need population; you will present about your CORE service during your Senior year

32 hours total

If you are a new student and are starting as a Junior this year:

2 minimum NDB hours

  • Volunteering to help faculty members/ departments at NDB

8 Christian Service Project hours

  • Completed for religion classes during Junior Year. 4 hours per semester

30 CORE hours (DIRECT SERVICE)

  • Volunteering consistently at one non-profit organization with an in-need population; you will present about your CORE service during your Senior year
40 hours total
 

If you are a new student and are starting as a Sophomore this year:

12 minimum (22 max) NDB hours

  •      Volunteering to help faculty members/ departments at NDB

16 Christian Service Project hours

  •   Completed for religion classes during your Sophomore and Junior Year. 4 hours per semester

30 CORE hours (DIRECT SERVICE)

  • Volunteering consistently at one non-profit organization with an in-need population; you will present about your CORE service during your Senior year

2 Free choice/General hours

60 hours total