“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.  For the 2017/18 School Year all service hours must be completed and entered into Canvas by May 6, 2018.  Students who do not fulfill requirements will not be allowed to participate in extracurricular activities. (see Student Handbook page 24.). Please enter your service hours on Canvas under your “Class of…” page.

Email Lauren LaCoy llacoy@guerincatholic.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

Light Housekeeping in Carmel

If you are interested in some light housekeeping 1-2 hours every other week in a Carmel home for a SMG parishioner who is not physically able to do it herself, please contact Barb at 765-414-4114.

Spreading Mulch at OLMC
Volunteers are needed this weekend April 20 and 21 to spread mulch around the parish. Please go to this link for more information or to sign up:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a44aaae2aa2fb6-earn
Ushering at OLMC 
OLMC is in need of ushers at 5:30pm Mass on Sundays. More information can be found here! 
OLMC Sports Service Hours
Help service at OLMC Sporting events as tickets takers, admissions, concessions, etc. Sign up here! 
Miracle Place offers 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! 


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.

Brooke’s Place Volunteers
Brooke’s Place is a local organization that assists families experiencing grief. They run off the gracious help of volunteers throughout the year and there are a couple of different ways to get involved! To see the different volunteers needed, click HERE or contact Jill Pierce at jill@brookesplace.org
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!

Knights of Columbus Brunch for the Gabriel Project: The Mater Dei Knights of Columbus Council #437 has teamed up with the sanctity of life committee at St. John’s to offer a delicious brunch while benefiting pro-life ministries in and around Indianapolis. Net proceeds fund the Gabriel Project, an organization committed to helping struggling mothers gain the hope and resources they need to choose life. The Gabriel Project offers peer to peer counseling, financial responsibility classes, mobile ultrasound services, and immediate, practical help to women and families experiencing difficult or unplanned pregnancies. Volunteers are needed to break down after the brunch: wash dishes, put away tables and chairs, store food, etc.  Sign up Here!

4th Saturday of the Month – St. Vincent de Paul Warehouse – is in need of your help! You helping clients shop and working in the warehouse.  Please wear work clothes, no sandals and be ready to work! 🙂 Please email Twyla Arnold  tarnold@stjosephagency.com to sign up. Opportunity for 6 hours!!

OLMC’s Food Pantry: 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.

Babysitting at The O’Connor House! Please contact Ellie Jones at volunteer@theoconnorhouse.org for training more information. Babysitting opportunities occur on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday evenings.

Upcoming Community Opportunities

4th Annual Hoofprints to Hope Fun Ride

The mission of Hoofprints to Hope is to help at-risk or underprivileged children find hope and healing through hands-on experience with horses in a safe Christian environment. Proceeds will go towards the operating expenses of this equine ministry.
Date: Sunday April 22nd
Time: 1pm
Place: Strawtown Koteewi Park in Strawtown, Indiana

Address: 8830 W. 700 N. Elwood, IN 46036
Telephone: 317-600- 8118
Email: christyfalink@hotmail.com

Register online at: http://getmeregistered.com/HoofprintstoHope
OR send checks and t-shirt size to Hoofprints for Hope 8830 W. 700 N. Elwood, IN 46036

Pre-registration through 04/14/18: $30.00, $25.00 for participants age 18 and under, $35.00 after 04/14/18

Don’t have your own horse? No problem! There will be horses to ride at the event!





Rev, presented by Fifth Third Bank, is an Indiana University Health signature philanthropy, marquee event hosted at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Rev helps raise funds to provide support for Indiana University Health Statewide Trauma Programs, including medical services for drivers and patrons of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The event is a chic, outdoor experience with live entertainment and driver-inspired cuisine from local and national celebrity chefs!

Benefits to volunteering for Rev are highlighted below:

  • Helping out a great cause!
  • Having fun & meeting others from the Indianapolis area
  • Exclusive “Behind the Scenes” Volunteer Orientation at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway prior to the event
  • A special Thank You gift
  • Access to the Volunteer Hospitality Room during the event
  • A free Rev T-shirt to wear while you volunteer
  • If you volunteer for one four-hour shift either Friday or before 6:00 pm Saturday, you will have the opportunity to purchase discounted Premiere tickets at $150.00 each (Limit two) Students working would qualify to buy their parents event tickets at half price!!!

Special Student Position Opportunity:

We have 20 Student positions available for Sunday clean-up crew on May 6th  8am –noon

We want the students to have the opportunity to sign up ahead of the rest of the pack!

Volunteer registration is available online at https://2018revvol.my-trs.com/ to register for your desired committee, date, and time.

Please Note: All volunteers must also sign up for the MANDATORY Volunteer Orientation during the registration process. Volunteer training will take place Thursday April 26th from 5 -9pm at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Should you have any questions regarding registration, please contact Brooke Lockett at RevVolunteers@iuhealth.org.

Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to serving with you at Rev 2018! Go to www.revindy.org for more information.

O’Malia’s Living Eggfest

O’Malia’s Living is holding an “Eggfest” on May 19th, in conjunction with the Carmel Farmer’s Market. All proceeds from the event will be donated to charity, and we are expecting upwards of 4500 people. This is an event that we will have 20 Big Green Egg grills being cooked on, and the public can buy tickets to attend, and taste different foods, and get tips on how to cook on a Big Green Egg.

We need 20 students from 8am-Noon and/or 20 students from Noon – 4 pm.

Please contact Steve Pulone at steve@omaliasliving.com or 317-846-6812 with any questions.

2018 Winter II Indoor Sports Volunteer Dates

All Events Will Take Place at the Fishers YMCA


Day/Date Age Group Time Needed Vols Needed
Wed Apr 25th 6-7 5:15 – 7:15pm 1-2
Sat Apr 28th* Varies 9:00am – 6:00pm 3-4*
Mon Apr 30th 4-5 5:30 – 7:30pm 1-2


*Will need volunteers throughout the day for various times, 3 for each shift.  Time shifts are as follows:

  • Group 1:  9:00am – 12:00pm (3 hrs)
  • Group 2:  12:00pm – 3:00pm (3 hrs)
  • Group 3:  3:00pm – 6:00 (3 hrs)



We will need 3 volunteers to run the scoreboard and keep the foul sheet for the duration of our older basketball leagues (6 weeks of games – Saturdays only).  We definitely need to have the same person/people for each week, making it a reoccurring role.  Basketball knowledge and experience is preferable, and training will also be provided.  Details are as follows:

  • Dates:  Each Saturday from March 17th – April 28th (except Mar 31st)
  • Times:  4:00-6:00pm
  • Some clean-up (putting away chairs/signs/scoring devices) will be included in responsibilities.

Contact Melinda Nash at 317-588-3204 or mnash@indymca.org with any questions.



Premier Hospice
Hospice Volunteer & Interns needed to provide administrative & office duties, etc. Located at 115500 N, Meridian Ave Carmel, IN 46032. Please contact Latrice Watson, latrice.Watson@premierein.com,317-883-96059 cell, 317-844-8700 office to sign up. www.premierhospicein.com

Monon Center

You are invited on Friday nights to serve those with special needs through fun quality time and games. Contact Michelle Yadon at myadon@carmelclayparks.com.

Assisting Family With Special Needs

There is a family with two boys who could use some biweekly help on Saturdays around 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, or Wednesdays after 5:00 pm. One boy is 17 months old and the other is 4 years old. The big brother was recently diagnosed with autism. Mom needs a helping hand entertaining the boys with games, pretend play, and reading while she cleans the house. She will handle disciplining, diapering, etc. The volunteer may have opportunities to learn strategies for positive disciplining and regulating behaviors but not responsible for doing such. If all goes well in the future, the volunteer may be able to bring the kids to Mass at 6pm on Wednesdays at St. Matthews. Email amespin@hotmail.com if interested.


5 Love Languages Speaker Series at St. Louis de Monfort on the following Fridays:
April 27, May 18, and June 22
We are looking for babysitters that will receive service hours for those evenings.  They would need to be here from 5:45-7:45 pm. Contact Beth Craig at bcraig@sldmfishers for questions and to sign up.
Diocese of Lafayette

Parish Contacts and Other Parish Opportunities

Other local Catholic Parishes (outside our local deanery):