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BISHOP McNAMARA HIGH SCHOOLA Catholic, Holy Cross, Coeducational, College Preparatory School for Grades 9-12

Service Program Requirements

OUR PROGRAM GOALS

  • We hope our students will have an experience that allows them to: develop a habit of giving back to their community, to step outside of their comfort zone and challenge themselves, to reflect on their experience, and to learn more about the population in which they served

REQUIRED HOURS

Here are the required number of community service hours for the 2022-2023 school year:

9th grade: 15 hours due Tuesday, April 4, 2023

10th grade: 20 hours due Tuesday, April 4, 2023

11th grade: 25 hours due Tuesday, April 18, 2023

12th grade: 30 hours due Tuesday, April 25, 2023

 

All service hours must be completed in-person (not virtually) through an approved non-profit organization, day care, or assisted living facility.

Here is a link to our Pre-Approved Sites (McNamara is an approved site). If you would like to do service at another location, please fill out this Approval Request Form.

Students can begin earning service hours for next year’s requirements on June 11th. All hours earned over the summer must be submitted or handed in by Friday, September, 23rd.


Step by Step Service Program

  1. Choose a Pre-Approved Site or fill out the Approval Request Form.

  2. Volunteer for the number of required hours indicated by the student’s grade level above.

  3. Complete the Service Verification Form.

  4. Either make a pdf or take a photo of the form and upload it to the Service Verification Form Upload.

  5. After you submit your form(s), complete the reflection questions with one paragraph each in this Service Reflection Paragraphs Form.

Important Additional Info:

  • All service hours must be completed in-person (not virtually) through an approved non-profit organization, day care, or assisted living facility.

  • Here is a link to our Pre-Approved Sites (McNamara is an approved site). If you would like to do service at another location, please fill out this Approval Request Form.

  • Students may not miss school to earn service hours.

  • Students will not be credited for more than 5 hours on a school night or 7 hours on a non-school day.
    If service hours are not completed by the grade’s deadline: student must complete 5 additional hours of service.

  • If service hours are not completed by the last deadline: student must complete the service program during summer school.

  • If the summer service program is not completed: student cannot return for the following school year.

  • Students can complete all required hours doing the same thing or they can mix and match.

  • Check out our Mustang Ministry Memo for regularly updated service opportunities. 

  • If students mix and match they only need to complete one Service Reflection Paragraphs Form.