Community Service
In seeking to form the whole person in the image of Christ, community service is considered integral (not peripheral) to each academic year and to successful completion of Marist’s graduation requirements.

Student Community Service FAQ

List of 6 items.

  • Can I volunteer at a service project other than those coordinated through Campus Ministry?

    It depends on the project. Please keep in mind that, in keeping with Catholic Social Teaching, our service should be focused on people who are marginalized, underserved, or struggling with other needs. To ensure that the service you have in mind fulfills your Marist commitment, please confirm with Mrs. Ujda before volunteering.
  • Do I need to bring a Verification Form with me when I serve?

    It is best to bring a form with you. MobileServe has the capability to verify hours through e-mail, but some project supervisors are more responsive to email than others. To be safe, bring the form, get it signed, and upload a picture of it to MobileServe.
  • What is the difference between Indirect and Direct Service?

    Indirect: Example: Make sandwiches for the people at the night shelter. (All thrift stores are indirect.)
    Direct: Example: Bring the sandwiches, give them to the people, talk with the people, and maybe eat a sandwich with them.
  • What kind of service fulfills the Marist graduation requirement?

    Marist service is directed to help PEOPLE who are IN NEED. Remember Matthew 25, the sheep, and the goats.  Other types of service, such as environmental work, animal welfare projects, and ministries within your own parish, are important and valuable but don't necessarily fall within the parameters of helping people in need. 
  • When can service hours be completed?

    The deadline for completing each year's service hours is May 15, or May 1 for Seniors. Students in grades 9 - 11 can fulfill up to half of their service hours the summer before, and rising Seniors can complete all of their hours. You do not need to wait for your Theology class, and PLEASE do not wait until the end of the term. It places a heavy burden on the agencies we work with and stresses you out in your serving. Plan ahead so you can find opportunities of interest and give them your best effort.
  • Where can I find Service Opportunities?

    Students will receive a weekly Community Service email with various opportunities to serve.

    If you have a service opportunity that you would like to pursue, please contact Campus Ministry to let us know.

    Your team service project is for your team, not for your individual service. 

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Mary Ujda

    Mrs. Mary Ujda 

    Coordinator of Student Community Service
  • Photo of Karen Shanahan

    Mrs. Karen Shanahan 

    Coordinator of Community Outreach

Requirements

  • Foundations - Service projects are coordinated within Theology classes
  • 9th grade – 8 hours, including at least one direct service project
  • 10th grade – 10 hours, including at least one direct service project
  • 11th grade – 10 hours, including at least one direct service project
  • 12th grade – 12 hours, including at least one direct service project

Marist School

3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30319-1899
(770) 457-7201
An Independent Catholic School of the Marist Fathers and Brothers