Service must be geared toward involvement with people. The primary focus is directed especially to contributing to the good of the community by helping people in need. Please see the list of acceptable and not acceptable service types for examples.
Students may be creative and seek service opportunities in parish communities, elementary, middle or high schools, hospitals, shelters, latchkey programs, work with the elderly, the disabled, community clean-up projects, Focus: HOPE, Habitat for Humanity, etc. The possibilities are unlimited.
We are asking students to broaden the scope of their service by diversifying their experience of volunteerism. Namely…perhaps one year, service can be focused in on the area of health care (hospitals, nursing homes, etc.); another year, the student can focus in the area of service to the needy (soup kitchens, Habitat for Humanity, etc.)…some hours of service can be provided to the local school or parish community…students might want to provide some service in the area of environmental concerns (community clean-up, etc.)…and another area to focus their service is in a multicultural setting (working with the elderly, people of different religious, ethnic or racial backgrounds).
Each student has the responsibility to arrange his own service experience. A list of opportunities is available on the CC website and on X2Vol. The student will arrange for time, transportation and degree of involvement with the place of service. All service is subject to approval for credit.
Take time to think, pray and investigate the possibilities where you can share your talents and creativity with others. Discover the joy in serving others.