“Serving with Love” Overview & Opportunities
You will be HAPPY yourself in making others happy!
~St. Mother Theodore Guerin
Requirement and Helpful Information
Parish Hours: Any service completed at a church/parish or for a church/parish. This includes helping out with any programs where we are serving our partner schools/parishes. Examples are, and not limited to: Camp Purple, 7th Grade Leadership Day, Guerin Catholic Garden, and Cathedral Soup Kitchen.
Community Service Hours: Any work done at Guerin Catholic or in the community. This includes, but not limited to babysitting, yard work, etc. for someone not in your immediate family.
Once you have completed your 18 parish hours, any additional parish hours will “spill into” community hours. Any community hours beyond your 12 required will “spill over” into extra. So, YOU MAY COMPLETE ALL 30 HOURS AT A PARISH or CHURCH.
What are the requirements? Students will complete a minimum of 120 service hours upon graduation. 30 hours will be required every year. Of these 30 service hours, at least 18 must be completed at a church or parish, or at an event sponsored by a church or parish. The other 12 can be served at Guerin Catholic or anywhere else within the community.
Service hours are due on May 5th, 2019.
Please make sure to get your past hours submitted as quickly as possible.
MobileServe is Guerin Catholic High School’s new impact tracking system. It’s currently accessible from any Internet-connected device via App.MobileServe.org, and is currently available on the App Store.
Please complete these 4 steps to start tracking your impact!
1. Sign up and enter your school email address.
2. Upload your profile picture and affiliate with Guerin Catholic High School by entering GUERIN.
3. Find us on the App Store.
4. Start volunteering and sharing your story!
Email Lauren LaCoy firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions/comments/concerns.
If you have a Service Hours Opportunity to share with our students, please fill out this form!
Upcoming Parish Opportunities
Ushering at OLMC
Earn Parish Service Hours spreading mulch at OLMC
Teens on Friday & Saturday, May 3rd and 4th Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church needs YOUR help to spread mulch around its campus. You do not need to be a member of OLMC to help. Earn parish service hours! Sign up for 1 hour, 2, 3 – as many (or as few) as you need. Our address is 14596 Oak Ridge Road, Carmel. Please bring gloves to wear. Sign up on-line, or just show up.
Sports Service Hours at OLMC
Food Pantry at OLMC
We need teen volunteers!! Teens ages 16 or older may volunteer alone, younger teens please sign up with an adult. We need up to 4 teens every Saturday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. You can sign up on the website and check out all the other opportunities to serve the Merciful Help Center.
Childcare for Baptism Classes at OLMC
We need teen volunteers to offer childcare for baptism classes for new parents every 2nd Sunday of the month from Noon-3pm. Please contact Tom Ponchak email@example.com.
St. Peter and Paul’s Cathedral Soup Kitchen
Guerin Catholic needs your help feeding the homeless!! Earn 4 parish hours while giving a smile and lunch to the homeless on the 4th Saturday of every month! Click here to sign up.
4th Saturday of the Month – St. Vincent de Paul Warehouse
Work in the warehouse and help clients shop. Please wear work clothes, no sandals and be ready to work! 🙂 Please email Twyla Arnold firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. Opportunity for 6 hours!!
Upcoming Community Opportunities
Morning Dove Therapeutic Riding Center
Morning Dove relies on more than 100 volunteer hours a week. Our outstanding and generous volunteers are an integral part of our organization. Each Morning Dove volunteer participates in an initial orientation and training as well as ongoing training. We value the skills and experience our volunteers bring to Morning Dove and offer opportunities to continue expanding that knowledge base. Contact email@example.com to volunteer with us.
Here are different ways you can volunteer:
- Leading a horse during a lesson
- Barn work/ horse care
- Groups- special projects
- Summer camps
- Side walking during a lesson
- Side walking during a hippo-therapy session
- Board Committees
We look forward to hearing from you, and continuing to grow our team that makes miracles happen! Here is a link to our website for more information!
St. Vincent House
We have an array of volunteer opportunities that students might be interested in. Students can serve a meal, complete a service project, make welcome bags, or complete a food drive. Contact Marco at 317-287-0582, Monday – Friday, from 9am – 1 pm. Here is the website for more information.
After-school tutoring for students in need! Please consider volunteering as a tutor or in the Garden. Visit this link for contact information & more information about the service!
Brooke’s Place Volunteers
You can also learn more about Brooke’s Place and to fill out a volunteer application online at Brooke’s Place.
Downtown Knights of Columbus Maintenance Project
Volunteers needed at Knights of Columbus Mater Dei Council #437 for ground maintenance and beautification…weeding, laying mulch, fertilizing, and so on. Help us keep our grounds looking good! Dates & times of service is negotiable. Please contact Robert Newport at 317-476-5793 to sign up!
You are invited on Friday nights to serve those with special needs through fun quality time and games. Contact Michelle Yadon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Babysitting at The O’Connor House!
Please contact Ellie Jones at email@example.com for training more information. Babysitting opportunities occur on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday evenings.
Parish Contacts and Other Parish Opportunities
- Our Lady of Mt. Carmel – Youth Ministry Contact
- St. Elizabeth Ann Seton – Carmel
- Our Lady of Grace – Noblesville
- St. Maria Goretti – Westfield
- Holy Spirit at Geist – Fishers
- St. Louis de Montfort – Fishers
- St. Alphonsus Liguori – Zionsville
- St. John Vianney – Fishers
- Sacred Heart of Jesus – Cicero
Other local Catholic Parishes (outside our local deanery):
- St. Patrick’s – Kokomo
- St. Joan of Arc – Kokomo
- St. Mary’s – Anderson
- St. Simon – Indianapolis
- St. Monica – Indianapolis
- St. Joan of Arc – Indianapolis
- St. Luke – Indianapolis