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.
Please keep in mind that, in keeping with Catholic Social Teaching, our service should be focused on the poor and those neglected by society. To ensure that the service you have in mind fulfills your class requirements, please confirm with Mrs. Shanahan before volunteering.
It is best to bring a form with you. X2vol has the capability to verify hours through e-mail, but not all agencies have that capability. To be safe, bring the form, get it signed and upload a picture of it to X2vol.
Marist service is directed to help PEOPLE who are IN NEED, and they are the LEAST of these. Remember Matthew 25, the sheep, and the goats. Other types of service are encouraged and should be entered in x2VOL, but they will not fulfill the school requirement.
You can complete service any time between the first day of school and May 15 (May 1 for Seniors). (Rising Seniors can serve during the summer, and Mission Trips count, too.) 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. See how early in the term you can serve.