Christian Service Experience

The Christian Service Experience at Brother Martin High School has as its goal the involvement of students in situations and experiences which will broaden the students understanding of Christian responsibility and the call of Jesus to serve one another.

In serving others, Archbishop Gregory Aymond gives the following guidelines: service must be meaningful and help students to touch the hearts of others; students should not be “just logging in their hours” and service work must be “authentic charity” that respects human life. It must not be “social work.” It is living out one’s faith. In religion class, students are given an opportunity to reflect theologically on service in a structured way.

Verification of the service hour requirement must be on the letterhead of the agency, church, or nonprofit organization where the service was done and should include the student’s name, a brief description of the work done, the date(s) when the work was done, and the number of hours served. Students should keep a copy of their service work for their own reference. Students who do not submit verification of completed service work to their religion teacher by the due date will be expected to complete additional service hours. Students who do not submit verification of service work by the end of fourth quarter exams must make up the service hours at credit recovery, as completion of service hours is required for advancement to the next grade level and for graduation.

*Click on each grade level for more information

8th Grade

Eighth Grade Requirement
10 Hours
Due Date: March 18, 2019 (early turn in for exemption by January 28, 2019).

Suggested activities: nonprofit agencies, elementary school, and parish work. Work done for family members does not meet the criteria for community service.

No more than 5 hours of this requirement may be done on campus.

9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade
12th Grade

UPCOMING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

American Heart Association

Connect The Crescent – October 13 and 14
This weekend, American Heart Association partners Bike Easy are seeking volunteers to install a network of “pop-up” roadway renovations. Visit www.ConnectTheCrescent.com to volunteer and sign on in support!

Click here for more volunteer information. 

Call for Volunteers: Tour de Jefferson – October 21
Please join the American Heart Association at the Tour de Jefferson and LIVEWELL Fest 2018 on Sunday, October 21, 2018. Volunteers will be needed at the American Heart Association tent and along the route to help hydrate participants at the River Road Flea Market and Kenner City Park Pavilion. Opportunities are throughout the day from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.  To volunteer, please contact Coretta.LaGarde@heart.org.

Click here for volunteer information. 

Rest Stops with Snacks, Water, & Restrooms 
River Road Flea Market, 3908 River Rd, Jefferson, LA 70121
Kenner City Park Pavilion, 3800 Loyola Dr, Kenner, LA 70065

Tasks at the rest stops will include:
-making sure all trash gets put in the bins at the rest stops
-refreshing the Powerade, water, and snacks on the tables
-helping to field any rider questions that may come up while they are at the stops- the ride guide will answer most FAQs and they can always text or call us at the park if someone has a question that isn’t fully explained.

Save The Date: New Orleans Heart Walk – November 17
Free, fun-filled, non-competitive walk around Champions Square. It will feature free food, entertainment, health and wellness information, t-shirt contest, survivor area and kids zone from 9a.m. to noon. More information on how to volunteer will be sent closer to the event or contact Jessica.Geil@heart.org.

Arc of Greater New Orleans

ArcGNO Mardi Gras Recycle Center is looking for student volunteers, in need of service hours, to assist with a day of service on Saturday, October 13 from 9 AM to 12 PM. Individual students wishing to meet their service hour goals may sign up individually or as a group for this service day at www.handsonneworleans.org or by emailing Norelia Reed at nreed@arcgno.org.  This is a very casual volunteer site that offers the opportunity to learn about Mardi Gras culture, meet new people and have fun, while helping to recycle and save the planet and support employment for adults with disabilities!

Click here for more information.

Contact:
Norelia Reed
nreed@arcgno.org


Giving Hope NOLA

Volunteer opportunities are available for students for the upcoming Giving Hope Gala on November 9, 2018.  Please click here for the informational flyer.

Contact:
Stacey Martin
stacey@givinghopenola.org


New Orleans Fencing Foundation

The NOFF has volunteer opportunities available for students who may be interested in these programs.  FYI:  Wheelchair fencers do not have to be wheelchair bound.

Click here for more information about NOFF.


St. Philip Neri Craft Fair
On Friday, October 26th at 6:00 PM, we have craft fair set up which includes moving and setting up tables, chairs, tents, and concessions prep. On Saturday October 27th, there are several opportunities for many students from 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM in shift intervals as needed and approved. Help is needed with set up, providing assistance to vendors to carry large items etc, loading and unloading, working concessions, empty trash, clean up, and take down for the event. St. Philip Neri will provide lunch to service hour volunteers.

Click here to sign-up online to volunteer.

Contact:
Amanda Thiele
stphilipcraftfair@gmail.com
504-329-1576.


St. Pius X Fall Festival
Students are asked to volunteer for this year's St. Pius X Fall Festival on Friday, October 26 from 4 PM till 11 PM and Saturday, October 27 from 9 AM till 8 PM. Volunteers will help by working in game booths, as food runners, helping with set-up and pick-up. Please contact St. Pius X in advance and note that all parents must sign a permission slip in order for students to volunteer.

To volunteer, please contact:
Ann DeRouen
259-4872
fallfestival@spxno.org

Click here for more information.