Service Opportunities

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

New (Fr & So Community Service; Jr & Sr Above & Beyond) Volunteer at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore for more information please call 440-226-3000. Store locations are (12180 Kinsman Road Newbury, OH) and (34225 Vine St (Eastlake, OH).

NEW  (Fr-So - Serving the Community; JR-SR Above & Beyond ) NDES is celebrating Notre Dame Day on Friday, 05.18.18.  NDCL students are needed to help with the day and some to be Tuffy!  The hours are flexible for your schedule but are from  8 AM - 2 PM, with help with the WALKATHON between 1-2 PM.   If interested in helping, please contact Mrs. Breier by Friday, 05.11.18 in the Advancement Office or at 440.279.1080 or

(Fr & So Community Service; Jr & Sr Above & Beyond) Mission4Maureen:  Mission4Maurren raises money to aid those going through very expensive brain cancer treatment. Maureen Lowis (Walker), NDA ’88, passed away from brain cancer on Good Friday of 2005.  Her husband, father and brother started this charity to help others going through the same difficulties that Maureen endured.  Come help with a fund raising event on May 5th, 2018 at PLAY in Mayfield Hts. from 4:45 until 9:15 pm (includes dinner!).  Duties will include selling raffle tickets, checking in guests, and checking out guests.  To help, contact Bryan Wollschleger by April 28th. Learn more at

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. Contact Alicia Tinker, Activity Director ext. 1141 or

(Fr-Sr; category depends on service duties performed) Lake Health in Concord, Mentor and Willoughby has a need for volunteers in many areas, from the gift shop to patient interaction and services.  Contact VOLUNTEER SERVICES for more information: West Medical Center, 440.953.6049 or TriPoint Medical Center at 440.354.1665 or stop in the Campus Ministry Center for details.

ALL: Service to the Poor Claires, a cloistered order of nuns, is available.  Please click here for an explanatory brochure, and if interested, contact Brittany at

ALL: Claridon Congregational Church, located at 13942 Mayfield Rd. (address is in Huntsburg), is looking for people to help with community dinners. Dinner is prepared and served the 3rd Tuesday of every month. This month will be December 19. Volunteers arrive any time after 3pm. Volunteers prepare dinner, then it is served as people come in from 5 until 6:30 p.m. With enough volunteers we are usually done by 7 with clean up. The idea behind this community dinner is it doesn't matter if you want a dinner out with friends and neighbors, don't want to eat alone, or don't have food in the refrigerator, we are all enjoying dinner together. See Campus Ministry if you are interested.

[FR/SO; Jr-Sr Option for the Vulnerable] - Julie Billliart Art Club -  Founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1954, Julie Billiart School nurtures and empowers students with special learning needs. It is a Catholic K-8 school rooted in the educational principles of the Sisters of Notre Dame.  NDCL students help facilitate "art for others" after school, leaving NDCL at 2:30 on certain Mondays.  The club meets from 3-4 pm.  Students must have their own transportation there.  1.5 service hours.  Interested students should contact Campus Ministryto sign up and for more details.    

[FR/SO; Jr-Sr Option for the Vulnerable] - NEW FOR GUYS Julie Billiart Bro Council - NDCL guys are "big brothers" to guys who come together for support in learning about being a good man.  Students leave NDCL at 2:30 on certainTuesdays beginning Jan 16.  The club meets from 3-4 pm.  Students must have their own transportation there.  Contact Campus Ministry to sign up and for more details.  

ALL  Earn one hour of service as you raise money for this excellent cause and courageous young father:  On October 4, 2017, at age 33, Adam was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic and liver cancer.  Adam is a loving husband and father to two young boys.  He works with Mr. Stefanek, Bayley's dad, and has for the past five years.  He is a tremendous asset there  an emerging leader who serves his clients with sincerity and compassion.  His courage, character and humility is inspiring many.  Adam is in a battle for his life, so come "walk" beside him as he fights this horrific disease and make a donation to Adam and his family.  TO MAKE A DONATION please go to All of the proceeds will go directly to Adam and his family to help with his fight with Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer.

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.

FR/SO - Geauga County Library: Volunteer help is needed to stuff envelopes for the upcoming Bond Issue in support of library funding. Contact for more information.

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

FR/SO - YMCA Leaders Club is a nation-wide community service based program that helps teens discover their full potential as leaders. It is a safe place where teens from all over the area can come and simply be themselves. Our goal is to challenge teens to serve the community, and to help them grow in who they are and lead those around them.
The Geauga Family YMCA has just begun working on this program but it's missing its most important part... The Leaders! On September 10th, attend an open house at 1:00 PM to share our new program. If attending you will get a chance to meet the Leaders Club coordinator, talk about potential projects, play some ice breakers and discuss the goals and expectations of Leaders Club. Parents and students are welcome to join the fun! For more information please click here. Questions to 

NOTE: The training as well as service hours "count" toward your 20! Social time with this club does not. 

ALL - Crisis Response Team -
Be a part of a team who, as global crises occur, works to bring awareness to the NDCL community through Catholic Relief Services. This team will work closely with Campus Ministry to plan for and execute a prayerful and sometimes actionable response to crises around the world and works in conjunction with our relationship with Catholic Relief Services.

ALL - KARPOS: Ministry to the homeless who are served through the work of St. Mary Parish in Painesville. Two Thursdays/month or any Wednesday or Thursday on your own. Help prepare and serve dinner. Depart NDCL by school van at 3 PM. Return by 6:20 PM in time to catch late bus home.

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.

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

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