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Angie Poat
Campus Ministry Staff & Service Project Coordinator

(M.A. Religious Studies, B.A. Sociology & History)

Zack Zvosecz
Campus Ministry Staff & Service x2vol Administrator

(M.A. Theology)

Service Program

PURPOSE: The purpose of the Service Pillar and its requirements is to encourage and assist  students to live out the Catholic faith by serving others.  This purpose flows from Christ’s urging to love our neighbor as ourselves while using the gifts God has given. “As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” (1 Peter 4:10).   Thus, the service requirement addresses and explores the Gospel challenge that loving God is tied to loving and serving one’s neighbor.  

x2vol Instructions

SERVICE GUIDELINES

    • SHDHS Community Service has two categories: RED hours and WHITE hours.
      • RED hours (COMMUNITY OUTREACH/NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS) Examples include: Helping handicapped children in Special Olympic events, volunteering at Mary Rose Mission, volunteering at soup kitchens, Breast Cancer Awareness walks, Pro-Life events, or going on mission trips.
      • WHITE hours (SHDHS & PARISH EVENTS) When hours are completed for SHDHS they must be completed outside of regular school hours. Examples include: volunteering at the SHAC or Craft show, being part of the Student Ambassadors events, working Open House, serving Mass, working vacation Bible schools or parish festivals.
      • Working to serve friends, family or neighbors does not meet the service requirements.
        • Examples of unacceptable service include filing at a doctor’s office, babysitting, baking, or cutting grass for a neighbor. Also, any activity that a student may receive some form of payment for is not considered service.
      • Service hours are counted for the amount of time performing the service. If going on a mission trip or the Pro-Life March, travel time or rest periods are NOT counted as service hours.
      • All service has to be approved by the Service Coordinator. If there is any doubt that a certain project will be counted as appropriate service, please obtain pre-approval (in writing) from the Service Coordinator. All special circumstances surrounding service activities should be discussed with the Service Coordinator PRIOR to performing the service.
  • Summer Service Hours
    • Students may apply 5 hours of their summer service work to the first semester.
    • All summer service must be recorded in x2vol within the first month of school to be counted toward the semester total.  Summer hours recorded within first 30 days of the calendar school year.*
  • All hours the students serve should be recorded on x2vol – not just those hours to be counted toward the semester requirement as this information will be very valuable for college applications and future vocation choices.
  • Announcements about upcoming Service opportunities will be posted on x2vol and announced within the school.
  • For more information about  x2vol please see the Service page on the SHDHS website or contact the Service Coordinator., Ms. Claire Bach, [email protected]
  • INDIVIDUAL STUDENT REQUIREMENTS
    • Seniors, Juniors, Sophomores
      • 10 hours of service are due at the conclusion of EACH semester.
          • 10 Red hours per school year
            • A minimum of 10 “red” hours per year is required but all 20 hours (or more) can be “red” hours.
          • 10 White hours per school year
            • Up to 10 “white” hours can be counted toward the yearly 20 hour requirement

        These hours may be accrued in varying increments per semester. For example, a student may complete 3 “red” hours and 7 “white” hours for first semester and then 7 “red” hours and 3 “white” hours for second semester.

          • Freshmen
            • A Service Research Project will be assigned during first semester in their Religion class.
            • 5 hours of service are due at the conclusion of first semester,  10 hours of service are due at the conclusion of second semester.
                • 5 Red hours per school year
                  • A minimum of 5 “red” hours during Freshman year is required but all 15 hours (or more) can be “red” hours
                • 10 White hours per school year
                  • Up to 10 “white” hours can be counted toward the Freshman year 15 hour requirement.

              These hours may be accrued in varying increments per semester. For example, a student may complete 2 “red” hours and 3 “white” hours for first semester and then 3 “red” hours and 7  “white” hours for second semester.

                  • Record Hours via x2Vol
                    • All hours must be submitted through the x2vol website within 30 days of completing the service* or it will not be accepted.  (Timely reporting is necessary out of respect for the agency’s verification volunteer.)
                    • The only exception for this is the 2017 summer hours.
                    • A couple sentence description of the service completed  will be required with the submission of hours.

              ** Overall, the semester service hour requirements MUST BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED BY THE DUE DATE set forth by the Service Coordinator.  PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE DEADLINE.**

              ***If you have any questions as to whether or not something qualifies for red or white service hours, or whether something is considered service, please see the Service Coordinator.

              The above guidelines are a guide for students but all final decisions are made by the Service Coordinator and the school administration as they see fit to meet the needs of the service program.***

              All questions or concerns about the Service program can be directed to Angie Poat, Serve Project Coordinator or Zack Zvosecz, x2VOL administrator.

Service Opportunity Submission