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  SUBMITTING SERVICE HOURS:

 

There are two ways to log your service hours. You can sign in through www.naviance.com then click on x2vol on the left side, or you can go directly to www.x2vol.com. If you have questions about logging hours, pease contact Ms. Hegarty at ghegarty@ndhsb.org  

 
 
 

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. 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 Ms. Hegarty, who directs the service program. If you have any questions about service, please contact Ms. Hegarty.

 

Class of 2019-2020 Service Hour Graduation Requirements:

Class of 2021-22 Service Hour Graduation Requirements:

15 minimum (30 max) NDB hours throughout high school

·   NDB hours include volunteering to help teachers, athletics, admissions 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 Spiritual Life class at the end of semester

80 hours total

*Hours from the summer before 9th grade count toward the graduation requirement!

*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 - May of that school year. Reflection in Spiritual Life class at the end of the semester

Throughout the school year: 5 NDB hours. NDB hours include volunteering to help teachers, athletics, admissions 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 - December of that school year. Reflection in Spiritual Life 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 - May of that school year. Reflection in Spiritual Life class at the end of the semester.

Throughout the school year: 5 NDB hours. NDB hours include volunteering to help teachers, athletics, admissions 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 Spiritual Life class at the end of the semester. Hours can be completed from start of Summer Break - December of that school year

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 Spiritual Life class at the end of the semester. Hours can be completed from start of Winter Break - May of that school year

Throughout the school year: 5 NDB hours. NDB hours include volunteering to help teachers, athletics, admissions 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 Spiritual Life class at the end of the semester. Hours can be completed from start of Summer Break - December of that school year

Throughout the school year: 5 NDB hours. NDB hours include volunteering to help teachers, athletics, admissions 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

*Students can enter extra hours that don’t fit into the categories in the "Miscellaneous" category in the order to be eligible for service awards, recognitions, and scholarships 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:

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 - December of that school year. Reflection in Spiritual Life 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 - May of that school year. Reflection in Spiritual Life class at the end of the semester.

Throughout the school year: 5 NDB hours. NDB hours include volunteering to help teachers, athletics, admissions 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 Spiritual Life class at the end of the semester. Hours can be completed from start of Summer Break - December of that school year

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 Spiritual Life class at the end of the semester. Hours can be completed from start of Winter Break - May of that school year

Throughout the school year: 5 NDB hours. NDB hours include volunteering to help teachers, athletics, admissions 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 Spiritual Life class at the end of the semester. Hours can be completed from start of Summer Break - December of that school year

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

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

 

65 Hours Total

 

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

*Students can enter extra hours that don’t fit into the categories in the "Miscellaneous" category in the order to be eligible for service awards, recognitions, and scholarships starting from the summer before freshman year