"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
Service Program Policy
- 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.
Participation in the life of a parish or congregation is the most important element of the BRHS Service Hour requirements for graduation.
Participation in work performed for an established community agency or organization whose goals address the heart of Catholic teaching on social justice.
Sporting events outside of any feeder-school related/sponsored events (5 hr. Cap)
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)
No Hours Given
No hours are granted for the following:
- 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.