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 who service people who are experiencing homelessness by making and serving lunches on the streets of Baltimore over the weekend. In support of this program, ASHS holds sandwich making typically on the first Friday of the month after school. Announcements are made during the week and students can sign up at the Campus Ministry office. Spots are limited. The 2016-2017 dates are 10/7, 11/4, 12/9, 2/3, 3/3, 4/7, & 5/5.

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 3-8 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 pm. 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.

St. Vincent de Paul Bowl Painting (Outreach)

ASHS sponsors “empty bowls” painting events to help the Saint Vincent de Paul organization raise funds and awareness to serve those who are hungry and homeless in our local Baltimore community. Come have fun painting ceramic bowls. 2016-2017 sessions will be held on October 26th, November 14th, December 6th, and January 19th after school to 4:45 pm in Room 128. For students who want to help, the cost per bowl to paint is $5 due at registration. Registration sign up sheets will be available on the table outside the Campus Ministry office. As space is limited, advance sign up is a must!

Fast & Sleep Out: February 24 - 25, 2017 (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 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 stay after school on Friday to participate in evening activities, spend the night at Spalding and break their fast with a shared meal. 

Service Trip, Camden, NJ, The Urban Challenge: Date is June 27 - July 2, 2016 (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. 

Service Trip, Habitat For Humanity, Eastern Shore of Virginia: Date is June 19 - 24, 2016 (Outreach)

Now in its third year, a group of ASHS students, departs 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.  

Service Trip, Haiti: Date is July 17 - 23,  2016 (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. 

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. 

Partners In Care Car Wash: Located at U-Store on Crain Highway N in Glen Burnie, help wash cars on Saturday, June 11th from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Sign up at goo.gl/forms/8auM37YzKD or contact Ms. Ashley Johnson at ashleyjohnson@partnersincare.org.

Truxtun Youth Triathlon: Sponsored by the Annapolis Recreation & Parks, volunteers are needed to help with the Triathlon on Sunday, June 19th from 6:30 am – 12:00 pm in Annapolis. For details & to sign up, contact Mrs. Jennifer Jennings at jmjennings@annapolis.gov.

Sarah’s House Dinners During the SummerWe are looking for Spalding groups to host dinner the first Sunday of the month, July 3rd & August 7th, from 4:00 – 6:00 pm at Sarah’s House located in Fort Meade. Sarah’s House, part of Catholic Charities, is a transitional housing program for families who are homeless. If you are interested in coordinating a group (sports teams, clubs, families/friends), please contact Sharon Dols at dolss@archbishopspalding.org or stop by Campus Ministry for details.

HOPE For All: Help at HOPE’s warehouse in Glen Burnie as well as with furniture deliveries on the weekends as well as over the summer months. For details & to sign up, contact Mr. Leo Zerhusen at 410-766-0372 or 443-867-0977 or hopeforall72@gmail.com.

Camp St. Vincent’s Camp for Kids: 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 (ages 15 to 18) to work at the camp. For more details and to fill out an application, please visit www.vincentbaltimore.org/volunteer or call (410) 276-5724.

Happy Helpers for the Homeless: Happy Helpers needs volunteers on Saturdays & Sundays to help prepare sandwiches and help sort through clothing, food, etc... at their warehouse in Baltimore (Halethorpe/Arbutus area). For details, contact Mrs. Bobbi Coffman at (443) 433-2416. 

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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