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Service Opportunities

Opportunities for service are promoted here, on NDCL Live (Morning Announcements), and in theology classes. In most cases, students make their own transportation arrangements; permission forms are necessary when participating in school-sponsored events*

[All]: Be a part of the inner-city after school program at St. Francis School.  Be attentive and helpful by tutoring and befriending the K-8 students who stay after school. Founded in 1887 by the Sisters of Notre Dame, St. Francis School provides a safe, caring environment where urban students can learn gospel living, gain a quality Catholic education and witness to a non-violent way of life. It emphasizes academic achievement in a secure and disciplined learning environment, including growth in religious awareness and an appreciation of morals and values. St. Francis School endeavors to meet the individual needs of each student seeking a faith-based education. NDCL students are welcome to go on their own any school day EXCEPT Thursdays. Campus Ministry will take a group once a month, departing 2:45 pm and returning to campus by 6 pm. Sign up for either option with Campus Ministry.

[All]:  Notre Dame Village, an independent living campus focused on living and learning, invites you to participate in a ministry of presence. Come enjoy the beautiful spaces and as you encounter the residents, greet them and engage with them (LIfe & DIgnity of the Human Person). A wonderful place to study, to snack, to wait for your ride, etc. Contact Holly Barnett, Life Enrichment Director, 440.279.9400, x4169 / holly.barnett@jenningsohio.org 

[All]: Vista Springs Quail Highlands an assisted living community in Concord, is looking for students interested in meaningful interaction with their senior residents, some of whom live in the Memory Care unit. Contact Lisa for a Volunteer Application at 440.867.9100 or at Lisa.Izzo@VistaSpringsLiving.com

[Freshmen & Sophomores]: Help with the Recycling Program here at NDCL and earn service hours. See Mr. LeMay, Miss Wahl, or Mrs. Pecek to sign up.

ALL:  SERVICE OPPORTUNITY RIGHT ON OUR CAMPUS!!! Earn service hours while visiting with the Sisters of Notre Dame in the Health Care Center up the hill in the Healthcare Activities room, Monday – Friday anytime from the hours 3pm – 4:30pm. ALSO be a part of an SND sponsored initiative called Telling Our Stories designed to get life stories onto paper published, with the aid of interviewing, typing and editing skills. Contact Alicia Tinker, Activity Director 440.286.7101 ext. 1141 or atinker@ndec.org

[FR/SO; Jr-Sr Option for the Vulnerable] - Julie Billliart Schools*, Lyndhurst - Founded by the Sisters of Notre in 1954, Julie Billiart Schools nurture and empower students with special learning needs. These are Catholic K-8 schools rooted in the educational principles of the Sisters of Notre Dame. Students must have their own transportation there. 1.5 service hours.  Help with Art Club (M or W) or Bro Council (boys only; 2 Tue/mo), both immediately after school. Interested students should contact Campus Ministry to sign up and for more details.    

FR/SO [JR/SR Above & Beyond] - Chagrin Falls Park Community Center hosts the Young Scholars Program every week, Monday through Thursday,, in which they have students from 1st to 5th grade come to the center and receive one-on-one academic support from 4pm to 5pm. In order to provide this crucial resource, they rely on volunteers to participate and form lasting relationships with the students. Tutors develop leadership and communication skills, all while helping bright young students thrive in and out of their classrooms. If you would like to work with the Young Scholars program, please call Chagrin Falls Park Community Center at 440-247-6030.

 ALL; recommended for JR/SR - Hospice of the Western Reserve (hospicewr.org) provides palliative and end-of-life care, caregiver support, and bereavement services throughout Northern Ohio. In celebration of the individual worth of each life, they strive to relieve suffering, enhance comfort, promote quality of life, foster choice in end-of-life care, and support effective grieving. Volunteer opportunities are available but volunteers need to complete a four hour education session and a self-study. This four hour training period also "counts" toward your hours. Contact Dionne 216.383.5745 or dsims@hospicewr.org. 

ALL - Volunteers who love to work with people AND animals are encouraged to contact CONSTANT COMPANIONS (a division of Hattle Larlham), in Mayfield. At Constant Companions, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities benefit from shared social interaction and group activities. Constant Companions incorporates animal care into the program. Participants learn the responsibility of caring for domestic animals including cats, rabbits, birds and fish. They also gain the emotional benefits of nurturing and learning about the animals in their care. http://www.hattielarlham.org/v/volunteer.asp.

ALL Volunteers are always needed at Hattie Larlham, a home for children and adults with developmental disabilities (Mantua). Volunteers will help in the adult day program with activities, outdoor recreation, crafts, reading, and much more. You will be supporting adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. ... Mission, training information and volunteer applications are available at http://www.hattielarlham.org/v/volunteer.asp.

ALL - KARPOS* - Ministry to the homeless who are served through the work of St. Mary Parish in Painesville. Serve any Wednesday or Thursday on your own [place your reservation with Campus Ministry]. Serve two Thursdays/month preparing and serving dinner. Depart NDCL by school van at 3:00 pm. Return by 6:20 pm in time to catch late bus home. Permission Form required; text notification for specific dates.

FR/SR (JR/SR=Above&Beyond Hours) MASS CREW* - Setting up (usually before school) and taking down (right after) for Masses in McGarry Gym.

JR/SR ST. JOSEPH OF ARAMITHEA SOCIETY* - Our juniors and seniors provide a bereavement ministry on an as-needed basis by serving as pall bearers, prayer leaders at the graveside, or responders to those who are elderly or indigent. NDCL partners with All Souls Cemetery and local funeral homes as recommended by the Catholic Cemeteries Association. Contact Campus Ministry if interested; permission form required.

* Please contact Campus Ministry to participate in these service opportunities.

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