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 (the senior class will only be required to complete 20 hours of new service this year). 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 for this work is below. 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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- Why so many hours? I am busy with school sports, club sports, rehearsals, homework, horse shows, work, and friends. I thought we didn’t have to do service anymore.
- Seniors only have to do 20 new hours this year. Are the other grades hours adjusted as well?
- How is this fair? It seems like I have less time to complete a lot of hours!
- What about the service hours I have already accrued? Where do they go?
- May I still pack snack bags or write notes of encouragement for Baltimore Hunger Project?
- I am new to Maryvale. How should I keep track of my service? Can I start this summer?
- 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
- 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
- Fransican Center
- Julie Community Center