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"What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister has nothing to wear and has no food for the day, and one of you says to them, "Go in peace, keep warm, and eat well," but you do not give them the necessities of the body, what good is it? So also faith of itself, if it does not have works, is dead. Indeed someone might say, "You have faith and I have works." Demonstrate your faith to me without works, and I will demonstrate my faith to you from my works."
James 2: 15-18

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Christian Service Program Requirements

It is required that every young man perform a minimum of 100 service hours over the course of his four years. It is important that your Christian service hours come from several different sources. We recognize two types of service: Direct and Indirect (See “Types of Christian Service” for more information).

All service hours performed, with the exception of Her Servants Kitchen and Faley Games, must be turned in on a completed service hour form. The forms can be picked up in Campus Ministry office or downloaded from the Servite High School website, which is www.servitehs.org, under the Faith and Service tab, then click on Christian Service.

There are two sections on the form, one to be filled out by the organization or agency that the service was performed for, the other section to be filled out by the student. Valid service must be performed through an organization or agency and have contact information. It cannot be done through a personal contact, such as babysitting for a neighbor or helping your grandparents move. This is great service, but not accepted as valid service for our purposes.

Christian Service forms must be turned in the school year in which it was performed. It can be, however, turned in any time during that school year. THERE IS NO LONGER A RULE THAT SERVICE FORMS MUST BE TURNED IN 30 DAYS FROM THE TIME OF SERVICE. Any service performed from June 1, 2014 may be considered valid as long as it is turned in during the current school year. For seniors, the deadline would be May 15, 2015. All other students have until June 15, 2015. No service hours dated before June 1, 2014 will be accepted. Students must do service every year. We recommend they follow the suggested hours of 30 hours Freshman year, 30 hours Sophomore year, 20 hours Junior year and 20 hours Senior year. If this is followed, then it is easier to get all 100 hours done. However, if a student goes way above and beyond those hours every year, that’s great. But he still needs to do direct service hours every year. So even if he attains 100 hours his Freshman year, he needs to continue doing some direct service the other three years. This is because he will be required to write a report in his Theology class that will count towards his Theology grade for direct service performed that school year.

If you ever have a question please contact Campus Ministry at 1660.

Types of Christian Service

Direct service, which is what we favor, is having direct, one on one interaction with the elderly, disabled, sick, poor, or youth, serving as a tutor, camp coach, mentor, or counselor. Students are required to do at least 50 direct service hours over the four years. Examples of direct service would be Her Servants Kitchen, Faley Games, Miracle League, Higher Ground, Challenger League, Isaiah’s House, Soup Kitchen, Mary’s Kitchen, tutoring, assisting at day/sport camps, visiting senior centers, feeding the homeless, working with the disabled, assisting at a daycare facility, being a youth leader for youth ministry, Working Vacation Bible Study camps, teaching religious education and assisting during the liturgy as an altar server, lector, music minister, or in hospitality.

Indirect service is more along the lines of community service, when there is not a close, one on one interaction.

Examples would be helping at events here at Servite or at a church, working your church carnival, working snack shacks, refereeing games, assisting with another scout’s Eagle Scout project, assisting with tournaments, working fundraisers, assisting with a community event, office work for non-profit, serving food at a church/community function such as Fish Frys, Sunday breakfasts, church celebrations (unless it is specifically serving the homeless or less fortunate, etc.). Again, all these need to be done through an organization or agency.

The following would be examples of service not valid or accepted: Babysitting; coaching/managing a team, such as little league, Pop Warner or a club sport; anything not done through an organization (no personal assistance); personal service for friends, family or neighbors; work on your own Eagle Scout Project; any service where you have received some kind of compensation (money, medal, award, etc.); volunteering at pet centers; volunteering at a for-profit business, shadowing. This is not the complete list, but some of the more common ones turned in or asked about.

If you ever have a question please contact Campus Ministry at 1660.

Christian Service Approved Site List

AIDS Services Foundation of Orange County

There are a wide range of volunteer opportunities with this organization. Volunteers are needed for AIDS awareness campaigns, clubs for children affected by HIV related issues, food pantry work and food delivery for homebound clients, holiday gift baskets, and assistance during their special events. To learn more visit www.ocasf.org or call 949-809-5700.

Armory – St. Vincent de Paul

St. Vincent de Paul opens two cold weather shelters from December 1 to March 31 in Santa Ana and inFullerton. Volunteers help to lay out the mats and blankets, set up for dinner and serve dinner. They also can help with clothing distribution. The hours are from 5 - 8 PM, seven days a week. Volunteers are always needed and those interested in being a regular volunteer can join a volunteer team. For more information, contact Carol or David at 714-288-5600.

Berryman Health Convalescent Hospital – East

Volunteers assist staff as they provideaged and infirm women and men with social, education, and exercise related activities. Berryman Health Center is in East Whittier and is now known as Whittier Hills Health Care Center. Contact Ligaya de Vera at 562-947-7817.

Bowers Kidseum

This children’s version of Bowers Museum needs volunteers for kid’s tutoring programs. Contact Ms. Genevieve Southgate at 714-480-1522.

The Boys and Girls Club

Various clubs throughout the area need volunteers to help young students with homework and sports.

Santa Ana714-543-7212
Fullerton714-871-1391
Orange714-833-4950 ext. 8
Theo Lacy Orange714-838-5223 ext. 100
Cypress714-527-2697


Carnegie Junior High School

Located in Carson, volunteers assist teachers of visually impaired students with class assignments in a variety of subjects. They also serve yard duty and as student directional guides. Contact Rowena Canete at 310-830-1330.

Casa Youth Shelter – Los Alamitos

Located in Los Alamitos, this is a shelter for abused and troubled teens. Volunteer services in a variety of educational and social programs at the direction of the staff. Contact Gary Mendoza at 562-594-6825.

The Catholic Worker

Isaiah House is an emergency homeless shelter for families in Santa Ana. The house currently prepares approximately 600 daily meals for 300 people. They also provide a place to stay, food, clothing, bathroom facilities, and spiritual nourishment to over 100 people daily. One third of the 100 people are under the age of 10. Servite volunteers at the Worker every Thursday. We leave Servite at 2:45 PM and return at approximately 8 PM. Those interested in volunteering on a Thursday must pick up a permission slip from Campus Ministry and sign up on the list.

CHOC

Children’s Hospital of Orange County needs volunteers to visit and work with children undergoing treatment for serious illnesses. The hospital, located in Orange, is interested in committed volunteers. For more information, contact (714) 532-8673.

Corazón

Corazón is a non-profit organization that has been serving the poor in the northern region of Baja California for over 25 years. Their project is called the Familia Corazón program, and it is comprlsed of five major categories: construction (new housing, house remodel and repair, classrooms and community centers), education, medical assistance, work exchange, and family sponsorship (full and partial). Corazón also provides limited assistance during natural disaster emergencies. If you wish to volunteer your time they have a variety of volunteer opportunities both in the US and in Mexico. Contact Maria at 949-830-7494.

Discovery Science Center

Located in Orange, this center has a summer camp and a technology center that are in need of volunteers. Contact Ms. Nancy Cast at 714-542-2823, ext. 5037.

The Early Literacy Program of Santa Ana
The Early Literacy Program of Santa Ana is an organization with a mission of helping children (ages 0-5) read early. Everyone is invited to help collect new and used books, and to read to children at special events and the Reach Out and Read Clinics. ELP also has the Book Doctor program where volunteers clean gently used books and restore them to "like brand new" quality. ELP volunteer opportunities include; collecting donated books, reading to children in waiting rooms of pediatric clinics, educating parents on early literacy as part of healthy development, distributing books and resources to children and families in the community and of course book doctor. For any volunteers who are interested please call in a few days to a week in advance to let us know when you are coming in. Contact (714) 285-2320 or email gmartinez.elp@phfe.org to help.
Environmental Nature Center of Newport Beach

Needs volunteers for environmental maintenance and for their summer camp. Contact Mr. Bo Glover at 949-645-8489.

Extra Hands for A.L.S. (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)

Needs volunteers to assist people with A.L.S. in their homes. Contact Ms. Kara Eastman at 949-362-2869.

Family’s Forward

Based in Irvine, this agency operates a food pantry and provides housing for its clients. They need volunteers to work in the afternoons once a week packing groceries, stocking shelves, serving food, or picking up and delivering furniture. 949-458-8664

FISH

Located in Newport Beach, Fish provides emergency services to the poor. Contact Ms. Judy Hernandez at (949) 645-8050.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is a long established, non-profit organization that builds homes for the disenfranchised and marginalized. They have a local chapter in Santa Ana. Volunteer opportunities are wide and varied. Contact (714) 434-6200

HIS House

This homeless shelter is located in Placentia, and occasionally needs volunteers to help with childcare. If interested, please visit the shelter on Mondays at 6:30 PM or Saturdays at 10 AM and meet Diedra. There you will fill out an application. For directions and more information, call 714-999-5960.

Hoag Hospital

Located in Newport Beach, this hospital offers a junior volunteer program. Contact Julie Jacobsen at 949-675-6430.

Lake Forest Nursing Center

This nursing center provides the elderly with different levels of care. They are in need of volunteers for the ice cream parlor, in the medical records department, for room visits, evening activities and Saturday morning activities. Contact: Ms. Sharon Allman at 949-380-9380.

Loaves and Fishes

Every Saturday from 9:00am - 12 noon, the Loaves and Fishes program provides meals and other services for 700 needy men, women, and children at St. Joseph’s in Santa Ana. Volunteers are needed to help cook, play soccer and do arts and crafts with the children. They are located on the corner of Civic Center Drive and Lacy Streets. If interested, contact Maria Dzida before you go at 714-241-9016.

Mary’s Kitchen

This is a soup kitchen in Orange that serves food to the poor. 714-633-0444.

Mercy House

This is a transitional living shelter located in Santa Ana. Contact Mr. Michael Malsavon at 714-836-7188, ext. 114.

Miracle League of Orange County
Miracle League is an organized baseball league for children and adults with special needs.
Please see their website.
New Vista Shelter

Located in Fullerton, this shelter carries out a large holiday project from November 28 to December 12. It serves 800 families, including over 3,000 children. The shelter’s food distribution center is in need of volunteers to help with the distribution of toys, food, and clothing. If interested, call April Johnen at 714-738-0255.

Orange Coast Interfaith Shelter

This shelter located in Costa Mesa has programs that serve food to the poor and provide tutoring and mentoring programs for the youth. Contact Mr. Larry Tannenbaum at 949-631-7213.

Orangewood Children’s Home in Orange

This home cares for abused children. Volunteers must be 16 years or older. For more information, contact Mr. Rick Bazant at 714-935-7687.

Regina House

This transitional center, located in Santa Ana, cares for single mothers and their children, whose ages range from infancy to 10 years. Volunteers are needed to help the children with homework and other extracurricular activities while the mothers attend classes. Contact Ms. Katy MacGregor at 714-836-7188.

Rhapsody in Green

Rhapsody in Green works to restore a touch of environmental green to the greater Los Angeles area. Its projects have included planting and maintaining trees, harvesting surplus fruit to feed the needy, and working to restore precious habitats. If interested, call 323-654-5821.

Ronald McDonald House

Small groups needed to help cook meals or do basic housework for the families who are staying at the House while their children receive cancer treatment at CHOC in Orange. If you’re interested, call for an orientation. 714-639-3600

RVL SCORE Spinal Cord Organization

Located in Torrance, volunteers assist paralyzed and disabled youth and adults with developmental life-skills tasks. Contact Ms. CyCy Lambert at 310-533-8179.

Salvation Army Hospitality House

This shelter is located in Santa Ana and is in need of volunteers that can help with the cleaning, cooking, and working the front desk. If interested, contact Audry Taylor or James Taylor at 714-542-9576.

Serving People In Need (SPIN)

This organization in Costa Mesa serves food to the poor. Contact Ms. Sylvia Hererra at 714-751-1101.

Shanti OC

Located in Laguna Hills, this organization needs volunteers to assist in their work with individuals with HIV and AIDS. Contact Ms. Helen Mercurio at 949-452-0888.

Share Our Selves (SOS)

This organization provides services to those in need in Costa Mesa. Contact Ms. Barbara Pender at 949-515-7316.

Shelter for the Homeless

Located in Midway City, this shelter is in need of volunteers from 6:30pm to 8:30pm to partake in children’s activities while parents attend classes. Activities include: tutoring, reading, and playing. If interested, contact Judy for more information at 714-897-3221

Sober Living Homes and Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Programs

There are many drug and alcohol treatment programs located in Orange County. If you are interested in volunteering at one, please see Ms. Upham or Mr. Fonte in Campus Ministry.

Special Camp for Special Kids

This organization provides summer programs for special children. They are currently accepting applications for counselors. For more information, go to www.specialcamp.org, or contact them at 949-661-0108.

St. Anne Catholic School

Located in Santa Ana, this school is in need of tutors. Contact Mr. O’Neil at 714-542-9328.

St. Anthony Catholic School – Long Beach

Located in downtown Long Beach, this school needs volunteers to assist staff and faculty with tutoring and mentoring of grade school students in English, mathematics, science, and religion. Contact Barbara Leary at 562-432-5946.

Tree People

If you are interested in taking care of the environment and making sure southern California stays green, Tree People have a number of opportunities for you to volunteer your time. Call 818-753-4605.

YMCA

Offers numerous programs throughout Southern California where volunteers can aid all ages of children. Go to www.ymca.net to find a site near you.

YMCA New Horizons

This YMCA in Tustin provides recreational activity programs for the disabled. Contact Ms. Catherine Doezie at 714-838-0181, ext. 118.

Why We Serve

Social Justice is an integral part of your high school experience. Since the beginning of the Servite Order, we have committed ourselves “to witness the gospel in fraternal communion and to be at the service of God and all people, drawing abiding inspiration from Mary, Mother and Servant of the Lord.” Chapter 1 from The Rule and Constitutions of The Order of Friar Servants of Mary

It is required that every young man perform a minimum of 100 service hours over the course of his four years. It is important that your Christian service hours come from several different sources. We recognize two types of service: Direct and Indirect.

Direct service, which is what we favor, is having direct, one on one interaction with the elderly, disabled, sick, poor, or youth, serving as a tutor, camp coach, mentor, or counselor. Students are required to do at least 50 direct service hours over the four years. Examples of direct service would be Her Servants Kitchen, Faley Games, Miracle League, Higher Ground, Challenger League, Isaiah’s House, Soup Kitchen, Mary’s Kitchen, tutoring, assisting at day/sport camps, visiting senior centers, feeding the homeless, working with the disabled, assisting at a daycare facility, being a youth leader for youth ministry, Working Vacation Bible Study camps, teaching religious education and assisting during the liturgy as an altar server, lector, music minister, or in hospitality.

Indirect service is more along the lines of community service, when there is not a close, one on one interaction. Examples would be helping at events here at Servite or at a church, working your church carnival, working snack shacks, refereeing games, assisting with another scout’s Eagle Scout project, assisting with tournaments, working fundraisers, assisting with a community event, office work for non-profit, serving food at a church/community function such as Fish Frys, Sunday breakfasts, church celebrations (unless it is specifically serving the homeless or less fortunate, etc.). Again, all these need to be done through an organization or agency.

All service hours performed, with the exception of Her Servants Kitchen and Faley Games, must be turned in on a completed service hour form. The forms can be picked up in Campus Ministry office or downloaded from the Servite High School website, which is www.servitehs.org, under the Faith and Service tab, then click on Christian Service.

There are two sections on the form, one to be filled out by the organization or agency that the service was performed for, the other section to be filled out by the student. Valid service must be performed through an organization or agency and have contact information. It cannot be done through a personal contact, such as babysitting for a neighbor or helping your grandparents move. This is great service, but not accepted as valid service for our purposes.

Students must do service every year. We recommend they follow the suggested hours of 30 Freshman year, 30 Sophomore year, 20 Junior year and 20 Senior year. If this is followed then it is easier to get all 100 hours done. However, if a student goes way above and beyond those hours every year, that’s great. But he still needs to do direct service hours every year. So even if he attains 100 hours his Freshman year, he needs to continue doing some direct service the other three years. This is because he will be required to write a report in his Theology class that will count towards his Theology grade for direct service performed that school year.

The following would be examples of service not valid or accepted: Babysitting; coaching/managing a team, such as little league, Pop Warner or a club sport; anything not done through an organization (no personal assistance); personal service for friends, family or neighbors; work on your own Eagle Scout Project; any service where you have received some kind of compensation (money, medal, award, etc.); volunteering at pet centers; volunteering at a for-profit business, shadowing. This is not the complete list, but some of the more common ones turned in or asked about.

If you ever have a question please contact Campus Ministry at 1660.




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