“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 11, 2020.

Please make sure to get your past hours submitted as quickly as possible.

MobileServe

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 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

Our Lady of Grace Diamond Jubilee Dinner 

Dick Neal is in need of volunteers to hep with the Our Lady of Grace Diamond Jubilee Dinner on Friday, September 6, 2019. Please let him know by August 31st if you are interested in volunteering. You can contact Dick either by email: dneal77rh@aol.com or phone: 317-345-5945 .

Ushering at OLMC 
OLMC is in need of ushers at 5:30pm Mass on Sundays. More information can be found here! 
 Sports Service Hours at OLMC
Help service at OLMC Sporting events as tickets takers, admissions, concessions, etc. Sign up here! 
 
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 ponchakt@olmc1.org.

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!!

 

Upcoming Community Opportunities

JMF Adaptive TBall

Joseph Maley Fitness pairs up children of varying abilities and ages with volunteers high school age and above to teach adaptive drills and skills appropriate for each athlete. This is a very rewarding experience for all volunteers, while really giving back to a population looking for their own sport stories they otherwise might not have the opportunity to have.  

ADAPTIVE T-BALL/BASEBALL/SOFTBALL
LOCATION: Eagledale Little League at Shambaugh Park
5700 W. 30th St, Indianapolis IN 46224
TIME: 10:00-11:00 AM 
DATES: Saturdays
August 3rd
August 10th
August 17th
August 24th
AGES: Mentors welcome high school aged and above
Habitat for Humanity – Boone County

Habitat for Humanity has two sites you can volunteer at this summer!

  • ReStore is located at 10650 Andrade Drive, Zionsville, IN  46077 (near 106th and Michigan Road) –  START TIME IS 9:00 AM!
  • On Site – The House that Beer Built, 602 South Main Street, Whitestown, IN – START TIME IS 9:00 AM!
  • Here is the link to sign up.

On Site and ReStore volunteers must be over 16 or 17 years old with an adult. 18 years or older can be without an adult.

Parking –  Please park at Moontown Brewing Company, 345 South Bowers Street (just north of the home site – park on the NORTH GRAVEL LOT, directly north of Moontown)

Please note, if you are unable to arrive at the scheduled time and/or you must leave early on any shift – please let Amy Hartwig know as soon as possible. We are grateful for you no matter the length of the shift.

We LOVE our Volunteers! Questions: Contact Amy Hartwig: ahartwig@boonehabitat.org with questions – 317.443.7549 (text or call anytime!).

FOX59 and CBS4 Book Drive

FOX59 and CBS4 have a book drive every year. They need volunteers to help sort the books on 7/26, and 8/9. If you are interested please contact Maggie Hagenauer at mhagenauer@guerincatholic.org for more information.

JMFitness Adaptive Athletic Program

JMFitness Track teaches the basics and skills of track and field through stations each day, working with each athlete individually to meet every athlete’s individual needs. It is not one coach telling everyone what to do at the same time. We try and create a truly customized sport experience to allow every athlete to participate! We need volunteers.

 
ADAPTIVE TRACK AND FIELD
DATES:
Saturdays
July 27 (BREBEUF ONLY)
TIMES:
Brebeuf: 9:30-10:30 AM
Roncalli: 10:00-11:00 AM
LOCATIONS: 
Saturdays at Brebeuf Jesuit High School
Saturdays at Roncalli High School
VOLUNTEERS REGISTRATION LINK: https://forms.gle/yeDznWh7UmLrqngd9
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 volunteercoordinator@mdtrc.org 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
  • Events
  • 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.

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!

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 Joan Eicher 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):