Service Hours

Service Hour Verification Form

“So when he had washed their feet and put his garments back on and reclined at table again, he said to them, ‘Do you call me teacher and master, and rightly so, for indeed I am.  If I, therefore, the master and teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another’s feet.  I have given you a model to follow, so what I have done for you, you should also do…’ ” Jn 13:12-15


  • The following are examples of service that can be rendered within each service area required. These lists will be updated periodically so as to provide the best help possible.  Please note that these are suggestions and are not to limit you in finding other possibilities or needs of service.  Please see the Service Committee Coordinators for permission on new ideas and possibilities.  These could then be added to the lists.
  • Some service areas show an “hour cap” which signifies the posted amount that will be rewarded per service year. This is to encourage students to participate in a variety of service areas.
  • Service year can begin after the students’ eighth grade graduation.
  • Documentation and submission of hours for each service year must be signed from quarter to quarter
  • Note: If hours are a requirement of your team, sport, or club then they may not be used as “volunteer” service hours.

Church Hours

Participation in the life of a parish or congregation is the most important element of the BRHS Service Hour requirements for graduation.

HIP Work Camp; or any groups organized to work on special “work-camp” projects

Parish Festival Work – any feeder-schools/parish  (see also ‘school’)

Typing, folding, stuffing church bulletins

Missal change in church

March for Life (2-hr. cap given for only time within the actual march)

Helping set up for liturgies (outside of school time only; i.e. Tri-School Liturgy)

Living Stations (preparation and presentation)

Retreats (5hr. cap)

Any official training or practice/preparation time for choir, Eucharistic ministers, cantors, altar servers, etc.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word:  (teacher prep time [30 min. Cap per week and/or training time).  Implementation around 20 minutes.

CCD education (helping teachers or teaching classes)

Summer Vacation Bible Schools

Coming Home Network

Liturgical calendar, bulletin boards

Diocesan Youth Council; or other youth program leadership (i.e. training, guidance of other youth in groups, etc.)

“Souper Bowl” fund-raiser for senior citizens  (run by the local churches) – see also “Community.”

“Life Chain” sponsored by Zanesville’s Right to Life group

HIP Work Camp; or any groups working on special “work-camp” projects

St. Thomas Parish Bereavement Group work

Youth representative to Parish Council

Liturgical Ministries:

  • Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist = 15 minutes
  • Choir, music ministry = 1 hour
  • Altar Serving = Sundays: 1 Hour; Weekdays: 30 minutes
  • Cantors = 1 hour
  • Lector/ Readers = 30 minutes (includes prep/practice time)
  • Writing/reading petitions, intro = 15 – 30 minutes
  • Children’s Liturgy of the Word = 15 minutes
  • Liturgical Committee = minutes spent in session
  • Special liturgy planning and help
  • Church socials
  • Note: For those who are not a member of St. Thomas, St. Nicholas, or St. Benedict Parishes, you are more than welcome to serve at these parishes or your own and explore the options with your pastor. If you do not have any church affiliation, you can work through BRHS campus minister and house mentors.         Updated  8/2012

Community Hours

Participation in work performed for an established community agency or organization whose goals address the heart of Catholic teaching on social justice

East Side Community Ministry

Animal Shelter

Big Brothers/ Big Sisters

Coaching sporting events outside of any feeder-school related/sponsored events

(5 hr. Cap)

Hosting camps, tourneys for outside community     [Volunteer/ Non-mandated time only] (5hr. Cap) (Ex: GBA)

Tutor; read at area elementary schools

Sports camps (5 hr. Cap) – includes AAU  [Volunteer/ Non-mandated time only)

Setting up/ and helping with Angel tree or any approved charity event

Baby sitting for group/ agency

Girl Scout, 4-H, Environmental Camp Counselors (5 hr. Cap)

Safety Town or other service opportunities sponsored by the Alfred S. Carr Center

Day Care Volunteer for Aging

Nursing Home Visitor of Community

Hospital volunteer

Basketball Christmas Program (5hr. cap) [Volunteer/ Non-mandated time only)

Agency outreach established through school clubs (See club advisor)

Salvation Army

Christ’s Table, or other soup-kitchens or pantry work

Senior Center

Habitat for Humanity

Special Olympics

Starlight After School Care


United Way (With Service Committee approval)

Pioneer and Historical Society

Children’s Services

Muskingum Behavioral Health

Genesis Health Care System (Hospitals & other health centers)

Nursing Homes and Assisted Living

Red Cross

Blood Donation – (1 hr. per donation)

Zanesville Art Center

Catholic Social Services

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry, or other KofC volunteer work

Special community events such as Bike Tours, running events, etc., (See vol. supervisors)

Souper Bowl – (may also be Church Hours – select one, or split) Gus Macker Tournament Booth [volunteer/ non-mandated]  (5 hr. Cap)  {Community hours given if volunteer for outside group other than BRHS; otherwise it is school hours}

Relay for Life (5 hr. Cap)    Updated  8/2012


School Service refers to individual assistance to school-sponsored activities organized by the administration, faculty and staff, House groups.  These activities could support the school or community

School/ Parish festivals (any feeder schools/parish – including St. Benedict in Cambridge)

BRHS Fair Booth

Filing, sorting, helping with mailings (See Alumni/ Foundation Office)

Helping with Alumni/ Foundation gatherings

School tours

BRHS Christmas Bazaar

BRHS Dinner and Silent Auction (usually held in the spring)

Filing for office and teachers

Helping to unload and set up for in-coming groups

Helping maintenance carry mail, items, etc.

Helping teachers with various kinds of classroom work

Helping with implementation of BRHS fund raisers – including Athletic fund raisers [Volunteer/ non-mandated by coaches, only]

School projects (listen to announcements regarding these on-going activities)

Bishop Fenwick After-School Program

Bishop Fenwick basketball intramural program – volunteer as helper, {timing, score-keeping 5 hour cap only}

Bishop Fenwick Coaching (elem. league); includes cheerleading coaches

Mulch Sale (usually Paul’s Farm Market)

Gus Macker volunteer – only if BRHS sponsored or BRHS Booster or “feeder school” Booths (5 hr. Cap) [Volunteer/ non-mandated only] (See “Community”)

St. Benedict school auction

No Hours Given

  • Any “mandated” service as directed by coaches or club responsibility
  • Service rendered to personal family members, friends **
  • Service during a regular school day where attendance is required.
  • Service done as part of regular school activity and/or assignment (example: job shadowing, school accreditation project)
  • ** Family Related Service: Performing a family obligation is not considered service.  Neither is work performed for free for an individual or a professional office of parents or relatives.  Parents or relatives cannot verify service.  Students will need to obtain the verification signature for service performed from an objective supervisor.



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