“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

Hamilton County Kids Coats in Fishers

On November 3rd, St. Louis De Montfort will be hosting the Hamilton County Kids Coats Event. They are in need of volunteers. Here is the link to their volunteer site.

Babysitting
We are looking for babysitters that will receive service hours during marriage enrichment at St. Louis de Montfort on Friday nights from 6-7:30pm. Please contact Annie Harton.
Here are the dates needed for babysitters:
November 2
November 16
November 30
St. Maria Goretti Food Pantry

Volunteers needed at Shepherd’s Gate Food Pantry at SMG. Email smgpantry@smgonline.org to sign up for  Wednesday, October 17 from 3:30-6:30pm.

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! 
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  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.

Upcoming Community Opportunities

Volunteers Needed at Steven Curtis Chapman concert: Indianapolis, IN
 Volunteer Description: Volunteers will be helping out with the non profit ShowHope, or possibly at the merchandise table selling artist merchandise. Volunteers would be able to watch the concert when not volunteering.
When/Where: Please come on Saturday, November 3rd at 5:30p.m. at the Egyptian Room at Old National Centre.

Please contact Molly at molly@loopevents.org for more information. 

Carmel Christkindlmarkt: Nov. 17-Dec. 23, 2018

We are recruiting for the following positions:
– Beautification
– Christkindlmarkt Host
– Survey Administrator

– Volunteer Center Helper

Volunteers are the heart and soul of any successful event so YOU will be the one to make this event fabulous. Sign up for more than one shift and earn a special gift! Ages 15-18 are also welcome to volunteer with parental permission. We look forward to enjoying this celebration with you!

Please contact Carol Dixon, volunteers@carmelchristkindlmarkt.com, 317-571-2400, Volunteer Manager or Maria Murphy, maria@carmelchristkindlmarkt.com, 317-649-2049, CEO

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.

Miracle Place

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
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!

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.

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.

Diocese of Lafayette

Parish Contacts and Other Parish Opportunities

Other local Catholic Parishes (outside our local deanery):