Student Service Requirement

NDCL students use the MobileServe app, which logs, tracks, and verifies service. A start-up guide of how to use the App is available on the Campus Ministry page of the school website. Opportunities for service are promoted on the website, on NDCL Live (morning announcements), and in Theology classes.

The following parameters are designed to help students plan out their service for the school year.

Here are the service requirements for all students:

  • A minimum of 20 hours within the acceptable categories is required each year.
    • Semester 1: 10 hours must be completed by December 15
    • Semester 2: 10 hours must be copleted by May 15 (Seniors: May 1)
  • Students are encouraged to serve “above and beyond” the minimum required and should catalog those hours under the “Above & Beyond” category on the MobileServe app.
  • Students must verify service using ALL means presented through MobileServe: geoverification, name & email of site supervisor, signature of supervisor, and photos of themselves in action.
  • Students should participate in a variety of service experiences that take them outside their comfort level over the course of the high school years.
  • Each student will prepare and submit an Inspiration Reflection due in Theology class in the third quarter. This reflection will be based on a minimum of five hours served at one organization.
  • Students who fail to fulfill these requirements may jeopardize their continued enrollment at Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin or, in the case of seniors, will forfeit the privilege of participating in end-of-the-year activities, including commencement.

Acceptable categories of service for freshmen and sophomores:

  • Community service focusing on the corporal works of mercy, e.g., feed the hungry, clothe the naked, visit the sick, shelter the homeless.
  • Care for creation
  • Additional service opportunities may also be acceptable. Visit the Campus Ministry webpage for these possibilities.

If clarification is needed, students should contact Campus Ministry to verify the acceptability of a service opportunity.

Acceptable categories of service for juniors and seniors:

  • Direct service that corresponds with the following principles of Catholic social teaching: Life and Dignity of the Human Person, Option for the Poor and Vulnerable, Solidarity. Students are encouraged to continue serving with the organization to which they were introduced on the Junior Justice Retreat.
  • All applicable opportunities listed on the Campus Ministry webpage. The category will be specified for each opportunity for all grade levels.
  • All spiritual involvement at NDCL (Mass Crew, liturgical ministries, assisting with prayer services, Freshmen Community Retreat, Sophomore Respect Retreat, servant leadership of Kairos retreat, etc.)

If clarification is needed, students should contact Campus Ministry to verify the acceptability of a service opportunity.

“Above and Beyond” service for all students

Students are asked to record ALL service. Any service beyond the minimum requirement or performed outside the specific categories for the grade levels should be categorized as “above and beyond” on the App.

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