“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 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
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.
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 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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
Place: Strawtown Koteewi Park in Strawtown, Indiana
Address: 8830 W. 700 N. Elwood, IN 46036
Telephone: 317-600- 8118
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-846-6812 with any questions.
2018 Winter II Indoor Sports Volunteer Dates
All Events Will Take Place at the Fishers YMCA
BASKETBALL – TROPHY DAYS
|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 email@example.com with any questions.
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.
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 email@example.com if interested.
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