SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Outreach Service Opportunities

A printable list of agencies that offer volunteer opportunities in and around this area can be accessed under the documents section of Spiritual Life.

ASHS Sponsored Service & Justice Opportunities

Happy Helpers Sandwich Making (Outreach)

Happy Helpers was started by a young woman in our area, Amber Coffman. It has developed into a group of young people, middle and high school youth who service people who are homeless by making and serving lunches on the streets of Baltimore over the weekend. In support of this program, ASHS holds sandwich making on the first Friday of every month after school. Announcements are made during the week and students can sign up at the Campus Ministry office. Spots are limited.

Sunday Dinner at Sarah’s House (Outreach)

ASHS sponsors dinner the first Sunday of each month at Sarah’s House, a transitional housing facility for individuals and families who are homeless, in Fort Meade. Groups of ASHS students are needed to make and serve dinner. We encourage an adult to be able to be present with a group of 4-5 students and to help coordinate providing the meal. Faculty from ASHS also help to provide the meal. The group needs to be present from 4-6 p.m. There is also an opportunity to add more hours by hosting a family activity after dinner – students have done Arts & Crafts, ice cream socials, games and more! Please contact Mrs. Dols if interested at dolss@archbishopspalding.org

Fast & Sleep Out (Outreach)

ASHS hosts a 24 hour Fast & Sleep Out during Lent to help raise awareness and be in solidarity with our domestic and global neighbors struggling with hunger and homelessness. The F&SO will be held on Friday, March 28th through Saturday, March 29th. The event includes a 24 hour fast, speakers on hunger and homelessness, service opportunities, education on the issues of poverty, student reflections, plus fun and games. Students will stay after school on Friday to participate in evening activities, spend the night at Spalding and break their fast with a shared meal. Spots are limited. Permission forms are available in the Campus Ministry office and under Campus Ministry/Forms & Applications on Haiku. For questions, please email Sharon Dols at dolss@archbishopspalding.org.

Service Trip, Camden, NJ, The Urban Challenge (Outreach)

Each summer, a group of ASHS students, departs for Camden, New Jersey to participate in The Romero Center’s Urban Challenge. The week provides an opportunity for direct service and education on social justice issues through serving people who are in remarkable need. It is our hope to foster personal growth of students by expanding the participant’s awareness and examining misconceptions through personal interaction with people. Throughout the week, students will be exposed to a variety of service experiences, speakers on various societal issues, and justice activities. The week also provides moments for individual and group reflection to make sense out of student experiences. Students are expected to participate in the entire trip and to attend 1-2 preparation meetings prior to the trip. Spots are limited. Applications and trip information sheets are available in the Campus Ministry office and under Campus Ministry/Forms & Applications on Haiku.  

Service Trip, Habitat For Humanity, Eastern Shore of Virginia (Outreach)

For the first time this summer, a group of ASHS students, will depart for the Eastern Shore of Virginia to work with Habitat For Humanity building simple and affordable houses in decent communities. The week provides an opportunity for direct "hands-on" community service work through helping people who are in extremely difficult situations. Students will be able to use their special skills, talents, and gifts to partner with families to build affordable houses for those in most need. Time is also allotted for individual and group reflection to understand the needs and goals of Habitat For Humanity. Students are expected to participate in the entire trip and to attend 1-2 preparation meetings prior to the trip. Spots are limited. Applications and trip information sheets are available in the Campus Ministry office and under Campus Ministry/Forms & Applications on Haiku.    

Service Trip, Haiti (Outreach)

In the past, ASHS students have participated in an Archdiocesan sponsored trip to Haiti with Dr. Mortel, head of the Missions Office of the Archdiocese of Baltimore and founder of Les Bons Samaritains School in Haiti.  In addition, for several years, Archbishop Spalding has supported outreach in Haiti through food collections, monetary donations, and student sponsorships. In light of our history, we have a Spalding-sponsored pilgrimage to Haiti. While our connection to Haiti is strong in material support, it is our intent to allow our students the opportunity to grow in both relationship with the people of Haiti and in first-hand knowledge of their circumstances. For, it is when we enter into relationship and immerse ourselves in a culture, a true transformation of the heart and mind may take place. Spots are limited.  Applications and trip information sheets are available in the Campus Ministry office and under Campus Ministry/Forms & Applications on Haiku. 

Upcoming Service Opportunities

These are opportunities sent to our Campus Ministry office by outside organizations.  Spalding is not coordinating or running these opportunities; however; service hours may be earned through participation, provided the student records these hours on their service hour record form. 

The Stanton Community Center Club Needs Tutors: The Stanton Center, located on West Washington Street in Annapolis, needs student tutors to volunteer for their after school homework club weekdays from 4:00 - 5:00 pm. Contact Mrs. Sharon McElfish for details at 410-703-7990 or sharonmcelfish@aol.com.

The Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds:  Help on Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays for the month of October in the evenings starting at 6:00 pm at the Halloween Happenings – Haunted Barn. For details & to sign up, contact Mrs. Suzy Ellis at 443-223-7566 or at sme5048@gmail.com..

High Hopes for Haiti – 5k Run/Walk (Outreach Service): Volunteers are needed to help with registration & hospitality on Saturday, November 1st from 7:00 am – 11:00 am at the UMBC campus in Baltimore. Hosted by the Mortel Family Charitable Foundation, money raised from this event will help the students at Good Samaritans & James Stine schools in Saint Marc, Haiti. For details, visit http://www.highhopesforhaiti.com/5k-registration.

Oak Lodge Senior/Assisted Living Home (Outreach Service): Work with senior citizens playing bingo, arts & crafts, reading projects, etc. at Oak Lodge located at 7753 Outing Ave. in Pasadena. For details, contact Ms. Jean Lee at 410-25-6070 or 410-439-5642 or visit www.oaklodgeassistedliving.com.

The Pascal Senior Center (Outreach Service): Help senior citizens learn to use their mobile devices (iPad, iPhone, Android systems, etc) at the Pascal Senior Center, part of Anne Arundel County Department of Aging & Disabilities, located at 125 Dorsey Road in Glen Burnie (across from Arthur Slade). For details, contact Mrs. Nancy Allred at 410-222-6680 or at agallr27@aacounty.org.

Annapolis Children’s Therapy Center (Outreach Service): Volunteers are needed to help young children learn social skills at their Center in Annapolis. Groups meet weekdays after school from 4:00 – 5:00 pm. For details, contact Ms. Renee Prentice at 410-573-1064.

A full listing of ongoing Outreach service opportunities is available under Campus Ministry Documents/Forms. There are also copies of Outreach Opportunities on the table outside the Campus Ministry office.

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