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

ArcGNO

ArcGNO needs volunteers to help sort mardi gras beads. Weekday, Weekend, Daytime and Evening hours available for volunteers. Arc of Greater New Orleans, Mardi Gras Recycle Center, 925 S. Labarre Road, Metairie, LA 70001.

Click here for more information about this volunteer opportunity.

Contact:
Norelia Reed
nreed@arcgno.org
504-837-5105


Family Gras 2019

Family Gras 2019 is set for February 22, 23 & 24. We are looking for students currently in their Freshman, Sophomore, Junior or Senior year. We are not accepting students in 8th grade.

As you may have already heard, Family Gras has a new site - Clearview Center. We are thrilled to have this new location create new experiences for those attending the carnival festivities.

Please note that all students will mostly work the VIP entrance area adjusting wristbands and/or punching holes on tickets. Other assigned areas may be assigned as needed such as assisting with kid’s activities or VIP tent. I am available to answer any question you may have regarding our volunteers and our event.

All students must sign-up prior to the event since only those accepted will be able to access the VIP area. Click here for the Family Gras 2019 Volunteer sign-up form that must be returned to June Labat (contact information below) no later than Tuesday, February 19th.

Contact:
June Labat
june@visitjeffersonparish.com
504-731-7083, Ext. 206


Immaculate Conception Crawfish Cook-off

Volunteers needed:
3/30/2019 -Cookoff setup 8am-1pm with lunch served
4/4/2019 - set up 4pm-8pm
4/5/2019 - set up/fair 8am-1pm with lunch served
4/7/2019 - Clean up 8am-1pm with lunch served

Contact:
David Raines
rainesdavid@att.net


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.


Plaquemines Animal Welfare Society (P.A.W.S.)

P.A.W.S., in Belle Chasse, is looking for volunteers to help with cleaning (specifically on Mondays) and with adoption events. Their main event, Pawdi Gras, on Sunday, March 10th, will need as many volunteers as possible. To sign-up to volunteer, please contact Tatiana Begault (information below) about volunteering.

Contact:
Tatiana Begault
tatiana@paws4life.org
504-275-7489


St. Francis Xavier - Old Metairie Fest

St. Francis Xavier School in Metairie is hosting their annual school fair, Old Metairie Fest, on Saturday, April 6, 2019 with this year's theme: Old Metairie Fest Heads West. St. Francis is looking for Brother Martin students who are willing to work the fair booths for service hours. To register to earn service hours by working Old Metairie Fest, please email sfxoldmetairiefest@gmail.com.

Click here for the information flyer.

Contact:
Jenny Kadden
Old Metairie Fest Committee
sfxoldmetairiefest@gmail.com