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 3-7 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: February 27-28, 2015 (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 was held on Friday, February 27th through Saturday, February 28th. The event included a 24 hour fast, speakers on hunger and homelessness, service opportunities, education on the issues of poverty, student reflections, plus fun and games. Students stayed after school on Friday to participate in evening activities, spent the night at Spalding and broke their fast with a shared meal. 

Service Trip, Camden, NJ, The Urban Challenge: June 22-27, 2015 (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 on the table outside the Campus Ministry office and under Campus Ministry/Forms & Applications on Haiku. Applications are due Friday, March 6th at 3:00 pm in the Campus Ministry office.

Service Trip, Habitat For Humanity, Eastern Shore of Virginia: June 21-26, 2015 (Outreach)

Now in its second year, 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 on the table outside the Campus Ministry office and under Campus Ministry/Forms & Applications on Haiku. Applications are due Friday, March 6th at 3:00 pm in the Campus Ministry office.     

Service Trip, Haiti: Date: July 5-11, 2015 (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 on the table outside the Campus Ministry office and under Campus Ministry/Forms & Applications on Haiku. Applications are due Friday, March 6th at 3:00 pm in the Campus Ministry office.  

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. 

Stanton Community Center 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.

Volunteer at the Rotary Club – Parole/Annapolis: The Rotary Club is holding their 5th Naptown barBAYq on Saturday, May 2nd & Sunday, May 3rd. Help with parking at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds from 10:00 am – 8:00 pm Saturday and 11:00 am – 4:00 pm on Sunday. Visit www.barbayq.com for details or contact Mr. John Murkey at JMurkey@bbandt.com or at 410-980-9960.

Volunteer at The American Red Cross:  Assist at AA County & Howard County Blood Drives during the summer months by greeting blood donors and/or providing refreshments to donors. Minimum age is 15 years. To become a Red Cross volunteer, a volunteer application must be submitted as well as attend a training session. For details & applications, contact the Office of Volunteers at 410-764-4602 or visit www.redcrossblood.org/gcp.

Volunteer at Airways Asthma Camp for Kids:  The Respiratory Care Unit at UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center has volunteer opportunities for Camp Counselors during the week of August 3rd – August 7th from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church in Severna Park, Maryland. For more details and Camp Counselor applications, contact Mrs. Sandy Thomas at 410-787-4484 or sthomas@bwmc.umms.org. Applications are also available at www.mybwmc.org/camp-airways-2.

Volunteer at Camp St. Vincent’s Camp for Kids (Outreach Service):  Camp St. Vincent (CSV), part of the St. Vincent de Paul Organization, is an eight-week summer camp, Monday-Friday from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm in Patterson Park in Southeast Baltimore. CSV provides a fun, supervised environment for homeless families from Baltimore City and Baltimore County. CSV is looking for volunteer counselors to work at the camp. For more details and to fill out an application, please visit http://www.vincentbaltimore.org/ programs_camp_st _vincent_baltimore.html.


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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