Service Hour Opportunities

At St. Joseph Central Catholic High School, students are required to complete 18 service hours each year. Service categories are school, church and community, wherein a minimum of four hours must be completed in each category. Also, no more than half of a student’s yearly requirement can be earned from one project.

Any student that completed service hours over the summer needs to bring in the documentation to Mrs. Messinger before September 19th or they will not be counted.

Service Hour Opportunities:

  • Saturday, August 20th – Facing Hunger Food Bank – Italian Festival (community).  Shifts are from 8am-11am; 11am-3pm; and 3pm-7pm.  See Mrs. Messinger to sign up.
  • Saturday, September 3rd – Mountain Games (community).  Shifts are from 8:45am-1pm and 12:45pm-4pm. For questions, contact Aly McGinnis at (304) 617-6635.  See Mrs. Messinger to sign up.
  • September 9th – SJCS Carnival on the Block (school or community).  See Mrs. Messinger for details.
  • September 23rd-25th – Volunteers are needed for the Greek Festival (community).  See Mrs. Messinger for details.
  • October 16th at 6pm – Volunteers and bowlers are needed for our Bowl-a-Thon (school or community).  See Mrs. Messinger for details.
  • October 21st from 6:30pm – 9pm – Face Painters are needed at Pump up the Fun (community).  See Mrs. Messinger for details.
  • October 26th from 3:15pm – 9pm – Volunteers are needed for the Veterans Expo at the American Legion (community).  See Mrs. Messinger for details.
  • October 27th from 6:30pm – 8pm – Volunteers are needed to distribute candy at the Heritage Nursing Home (community).  See Mrs. Messinger for details.
  • October 29th at 8am – Volunteers and racers are needed for the 4th Annual Brady Steps 5K at Ritter Park (community).  See Mrs. Messinger for details.
  • November 6th – Volunteers are needed for the OLOF Spaghetti Dinner (school or church).  Shifts are from 3-7:15pm and cleanup beginning at 7:15pm.  See Mrs. Messinger for details.
  • November 13th – Volunteers are needed of Jeannie’s 5K at Woodmere Memorial Park to support the awareness of brain aneurysms (community). See Mrs. Messinger for details.
  • November 20th – Bozhi’s Gym needs workers from 7:30am to 12:30pm and 3:30pm – 6:30pm (community).  See Mrs. Messinger for details.
  • December 5th – Key Club Veterans Christmas Card Writing Party from 3pm – 4pm in Ms. Wright’s room (community). Please sign the bulletin board outside Ms. Wright’s room.
  • December 5th-16th – NEW pillow and blanket (twin/full) drive (community).  1 service hour received per item donated – maximum of 2 service hours.  Bring items to Ms. Chapman.
  • December 10th – Sacred Heart Christmas Dinner – 5pm -7:30pm (church).  See Mrs. Messinger for details.
  • Father Dean is in need of servers for Masses on Sundays at Noon and/or 5:30pm.  You must be Catholic to serve (church).  See Mrs. Messinger for details.
  • Babysitters are needed for Sundays during the 10am Mass (church or community).  See Mrs. Messinger for details.
  • March 5th from 3-5pm – Students are needed to give tours during our Open House (school).  See Mrs. Messinger for details.
  • March 11th from 10am-1pm – Students are needed to Goodwill (3000 Parkway Drive, Huntington) to collect items for their new store (community).  See Ms. Chapman for details.
  • March 25th at 5pm – Students are needed to work the spaghetti dinner at the Knights of Columbus (community).  See Mrs. Messinger for details.
  • April 8th – Highlawn Full Gospel Church Rummage Sale.  Shifts are from 7:30am – 11:30am or 11:30am to 3:30pm.  See Mrs. Messinger for details.
  • April 29th – Healthy Kids’ Fair at Phil Cline YMCA Building from 8am – 2pm (community).  Face painting, work booths, etc. See Mrs. Messinger for details.
  • Father Dean needs servers for various Masses.  Mrs. Messinger is taking names and phone numbers of interested students and Father Dean will call students to schedule and train (church).

There are ALWAYS service opportunities, some of which are not listed above.  For instance, teachers may have work for students to complete after school.  To sign up, see Mrs. Messinger. For more information and/or to see how many service hours you have or need, please contact Mrs. Messinger at debbie.messinger@stjosephhs.org. Download a service hour form here.