The Spirit of Service committee is comprised of parent volunteers organizing service opportunities that exist in our local community for children and their parents to contribute their time and efforts acting as the Hands and Feet of Christ as a R.E.A.L. Catholic community while building relationships and participating in active Catholic Stewardship.
We have a wonderful group of Saint John XXIII parents have helped further our mission to serve others by bringing us service opportunities that exist in our local community. Periodically this group will post service projects that can be done as a family at off site locations.
These projects are not run by the school so there is no need for permission slips or driver forms! The school will simply pass on the opportunities identified by this sub group of our Catholic Identity Committee and you and your family can participate if you are interested.
We will continue to organize outside events for groups from our community and look forward to the chance to serve as the Hands and feet of Christ alongside you very soon.
Saint Vincent De Paul Dining room and Dream Center
Age Guidelines: 9 with an adult / 14 on their own
Friday September 14th from 4-6:30
Friday October 19th from 4-6:30
Dream Center Volunteer duties include but are not limited to: setting up homework tables, putting out books and journals, assisting with crafts or educational projects, 1:1 tutoring, engaging the children, and cleaning. We appreciate volunteers being flexible & helping where the greatest need is; this may mean working in an area different than originally scheduled.
Family Dining Room Volunteer duties include but are not limited to: room preparation, setting up tables and chairs, greeting guests, serving meals, waiting on tables, sorting / giving out essential items to guests (eg, clothing, hygiene kits, etc.), clean up (eg, mopping, taking out garbage, washing dishes, etc). Closed-toe shoes with rubber soles required. We appreciate volunteers being flexible & helping where the greatest need is; this may mean working in an area different than originally scheduled.
Please see the Sign up Genius to volunteer!
Sunday September 16, 2018
2:00 – 4:00PM
GiGi’s Playhouse is a one-of-a-kind achievement center for individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and the community—providing free therapeutic and educational programs that advance literacy, math skills, motor skills and more. Their Mission is for everyone To see a world where individuals with Down syndrome are accepted and embraced in their families, schools, and communities. Come to the training to be a volunteer! 10 spots available!
Miracle League of Arizona
Help 4-7 year old children with handicaps to play the game of baseball!
Tuesday October 9th
Saturday November 3rd
Please see the sign up link below to participate in the worthwhile service event!
The real key to the success of the Miracle League of Arizona is our family of volunteers. Our coaches and ‘buddies’ (one-on-one helpers and friends) help and provide safety and structure to the game, but most importantly they provide friendship and encouragement. Our ‘buddies’ provide individualized support for each player to allow the athlete to do as much as they can on their own, and then are there to assist where needed to complete a successful and fun baseball experience. For some players it’s hand over hand help, whereas for others it’s simply high fives and words of encouragement. That personalized attention leads to confidence and a changed life.
Feed My Starving Children SJXXIII Community Packing event
Wednesday November 21st from 1:00 to 3:00 (We have early release this day for Thanksgiving weekend)
SJXXIII has once again reserved 121 spots for this event – it fills every year so sign up soon!
Everyone ages 3 and up are welcome!
FMSC exists because of volunteers just like you who generously give their time and energy to feed starving children in desperate need around the world. YOU are an essential part of FMSC.
Service Opportunity Resources
- Desert Foothills Food Bank: http://www.foothillsfoodbank.com/volunteering
- St. Mary’s Food Bank: http://www.firstfoodbank.org/get-involved/volunteer
- St Vincent de Paul: St. Vincent de Paul – Volunteer
- St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry at St. Joan of Arc: 602-867-2288
- Welcome to America Project: http://www.wtap.org/volunteer/volunteer-needs/
- Kids for Ryan House: Ryan House – Donations and Support
- Kitchen on the Street: Kitchen on the Street – Get Involved
- Saint Patrick’s Community Service: Contact Larry Przeniczny – Knights of Columbus – 480-330-4079 – larryPRZE@cox.net for information and dates