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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*

New: [Freshmen & Sophomores]: Serve the children of Chardon Township by helping to restore the safety and beauty of their playground located at Chardon and Mentor Road Help spread 5 yds. of mulch on the playground.  Must be accomplished by Labor Day.  2-3 hours for 2-3 people.  Contact Ms. Nelson immediately at 440.479.5097 or chardontwpoffice@gmail.com.

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 atinker@ndec.org

[FR/SO; Jr-Sr Option for the Vulnerable] - Julie Billliart Schools*, Lyndhurst and Akron Campuses - 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.  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 - 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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