APPROVED INSTITUTIONS FOR SERVICE HOUR REQUIREMENT FOR GRADUATION
General Information: The purposes of the service requirements are to heighten an awareness of the plight of the less fortunate, to develop in our students a sense of civic responsibility and a sense of Christian stewardship. St. Pius X students are required to perform 60 hours of service for graduation. It is recommended that a student complete 15 hours a year to stay on track. The three categories for graduation are: St. Pius X High School, Parish/Church, and Community. No payment may be rendered or accepted by students for the service.
Because we want our students to develop a sense of civic responsibility, the majority of service should be done in the community, from approved agencies. (A list of approved agencies is available below.) No more than 20 hours at any one organization will count toward fulfilling graduation requirements. Any amount over 20 hours will be recorded in an “other” category to go towards scholarship opportunities and resumes. All service hours need to be properly documented for credit towards graduation. A supervisor—not the student—from where he/she is volunteering must complete a service hour form. These forms are available on the left column. Students are responsible for printing a copy and getting them to the agency. If a student is performing multiple hours over several days at the same agency, only one service hour form should be completed. This will make record keeping easier for everyone and assure that service is appropriately documented. Once the form is completed, turn it in to Mrs. O'Malley in the front office within two weeks of performing the service. Summer hours may be mailed or taken to the front office prior to the new school year beginning. Students are required to stay current on hours (7.5/semester) for transcripts to be sent.
Please be sure the service hour form is filled out in its entirety and the location is an approved site. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. O'Malley at firstname.lastname@example.org. Emailed service hour forms will not be accepted. Please turn completed service hour forms into Mrs. O'Malley in the front office.
St. Pius X High School
- Students are encouraged and asked from time to time to do service for the school.
No more than 20 hours
of service to the school can be used toward the graduation requirement.
- Students are encouraged to do service in their parish/church however,
only 20 hours
of work done in the student’s home parish/church will count toward the graduation requirement. Service completed with another parish/church will go in the St. Pius or ‘other’ category. The purpose of this limitation is to have the students expand beyond very local needs to the larger community.
-The following are places that have been approved for service. Community hours are different than SPX School and Parish/Church hours, 60 hours or more can be logged under community for graduation credit. No more than 20 hours from any one place will go towards graduation. Service to other places that are not on this list must be pre-approved by Mrs. O'Malley or Mr. Monachino in order to go towards graduation. Before going to one of these places, please call to be sure the business is still in need of volunteers and what needs to be completed before volunteering. Some places need to run background checks before accepting volunteers. Web sites and phone numbers are provided.
- Any area hospital is acceptable.
-Any area food pantry is acceptable.
-Any area thrift store is acceptable.
-Any nursing home-actual contact with patients preferred-singing, crafts, bingo, visiting etc.
Hospice Care Facitilities
- Any is acceptable-actual contact with patients preferred-singing, crafts, bingo, visiting etc
American Red Cross
-Various duties- Phone: 816-931-8400, www.kcredcross.org
Bishop Sullivan Center
-Social Service Agency to serve the poor. Phone: 816-231-0984, email@example.com-
Bridging the Gap
- Help staff recycling centers throughout the Kansas City area. Phone: 816-561-1087- firstname.lastname@example.org
- Volunteers are needed to organize sports, field trips, arts, crafts, etc. for senior citizens. Must be 16 or older. Phone: 816-513-6911
Challenger Buddy Program
- Become a big buddy for a disabled child and join him/her in a sporting activity. Raeganemail@example.com 913-642-6800
Changing Leads Equine Rescue -
The mission of Changing Leads Equine Rescue (previously known as Riverbluff Rescue Ranch) is to find and rescue horses that have been abused, neglected and/or abandoned. The ranch provides a safe and peaceful environment where children and families can experience the pleasure of equine activities while at the same time gaining knowledge about the responsibility of maintaining and caring for a horse during the rehabilitative process with each rescued horse.
Charlie's House- participates in and sponsors community-wide events to provide home safety information. Plans are also underway to raise funds for a safety demonstration house that will provide adults with real-life demonstrations, examples and resources on children’s safety. (913) 375-7123 charlieshouse.org
Christmas in October
- Volunteers help make homes more livable for residents unable to make their own repairs. Projects include painting, minor carpentry repairs, gutter clean-out, yard work, etc. www.christmasinoctober.org/volunteer.asp 816-531-6444
Clay County Clothes Closet-
-Visit patients, make throw blankets etc. www.crossroadshospice.com 816-333-9200
Della Lamb Community Services
- Volunteers can work in the office or thrift store-www.dellalamb.org 816-842-8040
Don Bosco Center
- Various opportunities including tutoring www.donbosco.org or contact Charity Guerra 816-691-2900
Earnest Shepherd Memorial Youth Center
- Helping with youth educational recreational activities 816-781-7733 www.earnestshepherd.com
Family First Center for Autism and Child Development-provides therapeutic services and training opportunities to support children with autism and their families. Our goal is to help all children to reach their fullest potential. A volunteer at Family First Center for Autism and Child Development, Inc. would have the opportunity to do any or all of the following:
assist a therapist by running programs with a child with autism, participate in a peer modeling in social skills groups, assist with general needs at the center. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-984-8280
First Hand Foundation
- Focuses on pediatric healthcare through the Cerner Corp. www.firsthandfoundation.org 816-571-1569
Gardens at Barry Road-
assisted living facility, 816-584-3200
Great Plains SPCA-
816-783-5113 help at the animal shelter
-Help tutor students, lawn work for elderly, must be 16 www.guadalupecenters.org 816-421-1015
Habitat for Humanity
- Volunteer help build a Habitat House-must be 16 www.habitatkc.org 816-924-1096
Hand to Hand
-Purchase, wrap and deliver Christmas Presents to area needy children. Last known contact: Mary Henderson 741-1040
- Sort donated items or repackage bulk items www.harvesters.org phone: 816.929.3090
- Help organize food pantry, general office work phone: 816-8988
nonprofit organization trying to bring joy to hospital-bound kids for information contact
Holy Family House
- Work with the homeless and poor, serve meals holyfamilycwhouse.org
-Upkeep of grounds, set up/break down for events, bingo, interact with patients www.imanor.org 816-781-4332
Catholic intentional community in KC MO. It strives to transform lives through service retreat experiences, sustainable living and home repair. email@example.com 816-421-1855
KC Pet Project
-Zona Rosa-help with pets-must do training 816-587-0224
-Visit patients, make throw blankets etc. 816-587-1000, www.kendallwoodhospice.com
Kristin's Kids Club-
related to Immaculata Manor-816-809-6436
.-Liberty, MO 816-781-3200 food pantry, office work etc.
Liberty Early Childhood Center
- contact Ms. Sara Burke 816-736-5324. Must have a State I.D./Driver's License. Working directly with the students will count as community hours. Hours available in June on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Please call for scheduling.
Martha Lafitte Thompson Nature Sanctuary
- Maintain trails for those with disabilities www.naturesanctuary.com 816-781-8598
Meals on Wheels-
Northland Christmas Store
-(Clay County)- Gladstone, MO call for information 816-452-0087
Owl Hollow Farm
- Contact Cathy White 816-668-0926 for volunteer scheduling from April 1st - November 15th.
"We provide a place of safety, acceptance and healing for children in need; a shelter from the storms of life. We actively maintain programs to bring horses back to health and bring joy and hope to children." www.ohfkids.com
Parkville Nature Sanctuary-
Paws 4 Autism
- Pregnancy resource center office work needed 816-453-1011
Ronald McDonald House
- Various opportunities-www.mhckc.org 816-842-8321
-Various opportunities, Christmas Bell Ringers-Loretta Moore 816-781-1310, other activities 816-452-5663
Sisters of St. Francis
-See Mrs. Hess (Rm 103) to volunteer at the Sisters of St. Francis workshop for the SPX annual St. Joseph's Day celebrations.
- Various opportunities, must be 14 913-789-0330
St. James Place
- Soup kitchen and food pantry-Phone: 816-561-8515 firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Mary's Food Kitchen
-KC, KS 913-281-5638
Synergy Services -
strengthens the individual, family, and community through crisis intervention, shelter, counseling, advocacy, and education. 816-587-4100.
walk along side a horse with a child with special needs. 816-582-7909