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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]: St. Mary Chardon Parish festival will be held on June 14th-16th and has volunteer opportunities available. Click on Volunteer to sign up at

[Fr & So]: Geauga County Public Library, Chardon Branch Book Buddies is geared towards students who have just completed 1st and 2nd grade who may be struggling with reading or need an extra boost over the summer. This is a wonderful volunteering and mentoring opportunity, and a rewarding way to spend some hours this summer. If interested, contact Alicia at (440.285.7601).

[ALL]: The Zechariah House, A Maggie's Place Home of Hospitality for expectant women or new moms who are alone or on the streets, hosts  SERVE SATURDAYS on the SECOND Saturday of every month from 9AM-12PM at The Zechariah House,  13643 Rockside Road, Garfield Hts, OH  44125.  RSVP required by emailing:

[Juniors and Seniors; Fr & So w/ recommendations]: Labre Ministry Every Tuesday, YEAR ROUND, come with us to Cleveland's East side to share food and fellowship with those experiencing homelessness and/or severe poverty.  Earn 5 hours of service each time. Details available here. Sign up in Campus Ministry; parent permission form required click here (Permission form serves through August 13th). Alum siblings also welcome. You can also sign up online for April through September by clicking here. To support this ministry by donating food items click here.

[ALL] Amelia Grace, an assisted living facility in Chesterland (7090 Wilson Mills Rd, Chesterland, OH 44026), is looking for students to volunteer to help with activities or other things such as helping to serve meals, taking walks with some of the residents, reading books or newspaper articles to visually-challenged residents, etc. If you are interested, please contact Doreen Lazarus at 440-759-0076.

[ALL]: Summer Service Opportunity: Judi Maloney, from Karpos at St. Mary’s in Painesville, along with Claridon Community Helps, are starting a summer lunch program for students called “That’s What I’m Talking About!”. This will serve those students who typically receive free or reduced lunches at the local schools. These students many times just go without lunch in the summer, so this program would ensure they get a nutritious lunch each week day. Judi is looking for volunteers to help prepare and package the lunches. These will then be dropped off to children in select locations to take and eat. Volunteers are welcome to help with delivery, but the preparation is the biggest need. In order to volunteer, please contact  Judi Maloney at or 440-897-1818.

[All]: The 3rd Tuesday of every month is Claridon Community Helps community dinner. This is a free dinner where everyone is welcome. The point of it is for neighbors to visit and not worry about who can donate and who can not. The dinner is held at First Congregational Church of Claridon which is on the corner of Mayfield Road and Claridon Troy Road in Claridon, (13942 Mayfield Rd., Huntsburg).  If you are interested, please let Campus Ministry know when you plan to attend.

[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 / 

[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

[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

[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 ( 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 

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.

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

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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