“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.

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

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! 
Volunteers Needed February 11-13th at OLMC

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church is looking for volunteers to staff the parish nursery during our Parish Mission next week (February 11-13). The Mission will take place on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings from approximately 7-9 pm. We are looking for teens who enjoy babysitting babies and toddlers to watch them in the nursery each evening during the presentations. If they are interested in helping out, here is the link to sign up.

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 for the Joseph Maley Fitness Adaptive Basketball Program

Our Adaptive Athletic program, Joseph Maley Fitness, pairs athletes of all ages and abilities with a high school age volunteer and above. Pairings work together to create a truly adaptive, inclusive, and customizable program that meets the needs of all athletes.

DATES- Sundays

  • March 24th
  • March 31st
  • April 7th
  • April 14th
LOCATIONS
  • St. Christopher Catholic School Gym (Westside)
  • St. Luke Catholic School Gym (Northside)
  • Roncalli High School (Southside)
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School (Eastside)
  • Cornerstone Lutheran Church (Carmel)
TIMES:
  • St. Chris: 4:00-5:00 PM
  • St. Luke: 3:00-4:00 PM 
  • Roncalli: 2:00-3:00 PM
  • Our Lady of Lourdes: 5:00– 6:00 PM
  • Cornerstone: 2:00-3:00 PM
AGES: 
  • Volunteers welcome high school age and above
  • Athletes of all abilities welcome ages 4-21
COST
  • Mentors- NO COST to Volunteer
  • Athletes- $55 for the 4 week session
NEW VOLUNTEER TRAINING:

CLICK HERE FOR THE VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION

Volunteers Needed for the  2019 JMFitness Adaptive Swimming program
DATES: Sunday February 10, 17, 24, Mar 3
TIMES: Various
LOCATIONS:
Carmel Aquatic Center, 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Franklin Middle School, 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Jewish Community Center, 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Zionsville Aquatic Center, 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Healthplex, 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Avon YMCA 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Carey Ridge Elementary School Winter Carnival
Carey Ridge Elementary School is having a Winter Carnival on February 22nd. They are looking for high school student volunteers. The event will be from 5-9. The students will help with games, food, face painting, bounce houses, and other activities. For more information please contact Maggie Hagenauer at mhagenauer@guerincatholic.org.
Volunteers Needed for the 150 Anniversary of the Little Sisters of the Poor in the United States
On the Feast of St. Joseph, Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 6:00pm we are celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the coming of Little Sisters of the Poor in the United States!  We invite you to join us in celebrating thru volunteering!  We will begin with a Mass of Thanksgiving presided by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to USA followed by a Taste of America where guests will enjoy special food from the different parts of the country where the Little Sisters started their mission on American soil and hear the story of their humble beginnings. We are in need  of 15 volunteers to be tour guides and greeters as our home will be set up like a museum.  As well as, 15 additional volunteers to serve hors d’oeuvres and then help with clean up.
Please contact Maggie Hagenauer at mhagenauer@guerincatholic.org if you are interested in volunteering.
Sam Cost Half/Quarter Marathon

 This year is the 50th anniversary of the Sam Costa Half/Quarter Marathon put on by Indy Runners/Walkers.  The race will be held on March 23, 2019 at Northview Church in Carmel.  We need 180+ volunteers to make the race successful, so we welcome any of your students (or adults) who would like to help us out.  All volunteers receive a special edition Costa Crew long sleeve shirt.

Registration is super easy, just follow the link below.  Job opportunities are plentiful, including registration, medal distribution, race sentries, course management, Friday night prep (the 22nd), aid stations, finish line management, finish line refreshments, etc.

http://volunteer.getmeregistered.com/events/open_opportunities.php?id=459

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!

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):