Community service is a vital component of the St. Luke’s experience. As the Gospel of Luke proclaims, “From whom much is given, much is expected.” It is therefore understood that St. Luke’s students should seek ways to share their blessings with others.
Students in grades 9-12 are required to complete a minimum of 80 hours of community service by May 1 of their senior year. Failure to complete these hours will result in the student’s diploma being withheld until all hours are acquired. Students in grades 6-8 are required to complete a minimum of 20 hours of community service by May 1 of their 8th grade year.
To receive credit for service hours, all hours must meet our Community Service Policies and the students must complete and submit a Community Service Hours Form to the Community Service Program Coordinator within 2 weeks of the date of service. Summer service hour forms must be returned within 2 weeks of the start of the school year. Additional forms are available in Student Services. The form must be completed with ALL requested information in order to be considered.
Any opportunities or ideas for service that are not covered in the guidelines should not be assumed to be approved. It is recommended that students discuss ideas for opportunities for service with the Community Service Advisor prior to completing them.
Specific opportunities for community service are announced in morning assemblies, distributed via email and/or posted on the bulletin board in Student Services as we receive them. If you have an opportunity for St. Luke’s students to volunteer please contact us!
LOOKING FOR SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES?
SAINT LUKE’S SERVES
Saint Luke’s Serves is an outreach partnership between St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and St. Luke’s Episcopal School that provides service experiences for 6th-12th grade students through an expanded outreach footprint of the ministries at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Over 1400 hours of community service opportunities have been organized and made available to students (and church mentors) between February 18th and May 16th of this year. Volunteer locations include:
Murray House Assisted Living and Nursing Home
Little Sisters of the Poor
Mobile Recycling Center
Raise the Roof Project
Habitat for Humanity
Feeding the Gulf Coast
Redeemer Community Cafe
Students may sign up for opportunities online. Access codes and sign up links were went to all 6th-12th grade students and parents previously. Please contact Student Services if you need an access code.
The United Way of Southwest Alabama has created a Student Service Initiative page on their Volunteer Connect website that provides a list of service opportunities that the agencies who posted them identified as good opportunities for students. Check it out!
The Mobile Museum of Art is currently seeking volunteers for their Art Blast Summer Camp. Volunteers must be at least 15 years old. Complete the online application here.
Saad’s Hospice is seeking volunteers to assist with an assortment of duties (of your choice) including office work, visiting with patients, errands, special events, mailouts, delivering supplies, etc. If you are interested, complete and return the Saad Hospice Volunteer Application directly to Saad’s Hospice Volunteer Coordinator. All details are included on the application.
Other opportunities may be available at these local non-profit agencies:
- Feeding the Gulf Coast
- Mobile SPCA
- Ronald McDonald House
- Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF)
- Mobile Azalea Trail Run
- Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
- American Cancer Society