Christian Service

Christian Service Hours: (Unlimited)

All hours served at any of the following sites [linked here] are applicable toward the entirety of the 20-hour service requirement. ​​​​​​​ A minimum of at least 10 service hours must be served at one [or a combination of] the Pre-Approved Christian Service Sites.


Community Service Hours: (Limited)

A maximum of 10 service hours are allowed from one [or any combination of] the following service opportunities:

Saint Joseph High School sports camp

Saint Joseph High School arts/drama camp/tech/STEM camp

Refereeing or goal-keeping for grade school or non-profit, club sports (s.a. Irish Aquatics, Soccer Zone, etc.)

Concession Stands for grade school or high school sporting events.

Teacher/School assistance (s.a. classroom help, library, labs,  alumni events, SJHS open house and recruitment, SJHS auction, maintenance/grounds)


The following do not meet Christian Service requirements:

(Though the school recognizes the importance of many activities that provide opportunities for volunteer work and for education in the faith, the following are ordinarily NOT approved)

  • ·      · Family-related activities and services.
  • ·       Services performed for for-profit organizations (including doctor, lawyer, insurance offices, private businesses etc).
  • ·       Services done for individuals (ie. babysitting, shoveling snow, yard work, house cleaning, etc)
  • ·       Service done during Sunday Mass (altar server, lector, Eucharistic minister, musician, usher, etc.)
  • ·       Service done for political campaigns.
  • ·       NHS service obligations
  • ·       Service mandated by the court or any other disciplinary board.