Requirements and Helpful Information for Service Hours
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 requirements have been amended for the 2019-2020 school year. You can find a comprehensive list of the changes in this document.
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. This includes, but is not limited to: Camp Purple, 7th Grade Leadership Day, Guerin Catholic Garden, and serving at the Cathedral Soup Kitchen.
Any work done at Guerin Catholic or in the community at large without pay. Community events include, but are not limited to: babysitting, yard work, set up/tear down for an event, or organizational tasks for anyone outside your immediate family. Retreats and events at Guerin Catholic such as leading class retreats and working at Guerin Scarin’ also count as community events!
Community service hours do not include managing a sport or simply being at an event.
Family service hours are being added as a category for the remainder of the 2019 – 2020 school year. Family service hours are just what they sound like: service to your family. Anything that you can do to help and support your family, especially during times of quarantines and social distancing, will count. This also means that your parents are able to sign off on these hours, while they are not able to for other categories of service.
Spiritual Growth hours are designed to help you grow in faith and encounter Our Lord at home. Our relationship with God is important, and it is especially important to stay close to God in times like these. Spiritual Growth hours will enable you some time to serve yourself and your relationship with God by growing in faith and logging service hours for it.
To log Spiritual Growth hours, submit a log on Mobile Serve as usual, state what you did, and write a short reflection on the activity.
Service hours are due on May 11, 2020.
Please make sure to get your past hours submitted as quickly as possible!
If you have a Service Hours Opportunity to share with our students, please fill out this form!