Service Hour Completion
Service is a vital component of the educational experience at PC. Each student in grades 9-12 performs a minimum of 15 hours of service to others each year, though most accomplish much more. (8th grade focuses on service to the school community). Additionally, PC parents serve the school by volunteering throughout the year. There are numerous ways for students to grow through service to others and many opportunities to serve are provided through the school.
In addition to completing service hours, students in grades 9th-12th create a project focusing on the service they completed. Over the summer, students will gain access to a Canvas course containing more information for their project based on rising grade level. It is the student's responsibility to accept the invitation to the course in order to gain access to the Canvas page. The following video provides more information on what can be found in the Canvas Course.
All projects should include the following:
Photos/videos of you doing service
Description of your service
→Why did you choose this project?
→What did you do for service?
→Where did you perform service?
→What was difficult about it?
→What did you enjoy about it?
Explanation of how your service builds up the Kingdom of God
→How is the world a better place due to your service?
→What impact do you feel that you made?
→Read Matthew 25:31-46. How does your service relate to this passage?
Explanation of what you have taken away from this experience
→What did you learn from doing this project?
→In what ways have you grown or changed from doing this project?
Area Volunteer Organizations
Catholic Volunteer Network, established in 1963, is a non-profit membership organization of 215 domestic and international volunteer and lay mission programs.
The Diocese is continually offering service opportunities throughout the Diocese and the country. You can go through your parish or contact the Diocese directly for more information.
Catholic Charities is in need of volunteers who can give 2 or more hours per week/month. If you are interested in volunteering in our offices and/or serving older adults in our community, please read about the services needed.
Be a part of a mission to serve! You will work, serve and celebrate! You will build relationships, pray, change while you change the world! See your youth minister for details.
Youth Volunteer Corps of Hampton Roads engages youth in meaningful volunteer opportunities that positively impact the lives of others. You may contact Mrs. Brandquist, the moderator of the Peninsula Catholic YVC Club.
The Office for Evangelization for Youth partners with parishes and schools to provide meaningful opportunities to engage in the mission of the Catholic Church through community building, prayer and worship, justice and service, and educational opportunities.