Maryvale Service Program

For the 2022-2023 school year, Maryvale’s Service Program is focused on faith-based service and working with the marginalized among us as we continue to practice the Works of Mercy.

An 80 hour commitment to Christian service work is required for graduation. However, hours for Juniors and Seniors have been adjusted to account for COVID exceptions. Members of the Class of 2023 will need 40 hours for graduation. The Class of 2024 students must have 60 hours.

Many of these hours will be completed as part of the school day (school-wide service retreats, Catholic Social Teachings classwork, team or club sponsored service). The remaining hours should be completed on your own, over your high school career. A list of approved organizations can be found on this page. This is not an exhaustive list and will be updated periodically. If your organization or program is not listed, please complete the attached Service Request Form and submit to the Theology department for approval prior to your service.

Our service work will follow the Reflect-Serve-Reflect model with each student gaining a deeper understanding of who they are serving and why.

We do recognize the importance of volunteering in the community. This work, if not in a faith-based context, or in service to a marginalized segment of the population, would be accrued as general volunteer time, but would not satisfy the Service requirement.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Approved Organizations

  • Catholic Charities (including Our Daily Bread, Christopher’s Place, Gallagher Services, My Sister’s Place)
  • Helping Up Mission
  • Local parishes and church communities
  • Esperanza Center
  • First Fruits Farm
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Special Olympics Maryland
  • Maryland Food Bank
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • CASA
  • St. Vincent De Paul of Baltimore (including Camp St. Vincent and Beans & Bread)
  • Best Buddies
  • Sports Club
  • Baltimore Hunger Project (in-person packing events only)
  • Athletes Serving Athletes
  • Franciscan Center
  • Julie Community Center