Campus Ministry

Service

To change the world we must be good to those who cannot repay us.
Pope Francis

Transformation through Action

Through a comprehensive service program, students at Bishop Blanchet will cultivate an awareness of personal responsibility and privilege in the pursuit of social justice. In giving of their time and talents, they will live the virtues of mercy, charity, and humility by acting beyond self-interest and in solidarity with others. Through working with various nonprofit organizations and addressing different needs, students will come to a greater understanding of the world in which they live and the injustices which need their courageous action.

Every school year, each Blanchet student will complete 20 hours of service under the direction of nonprofit organizations, focusing on a specific population determined by the student’s grade level. (Each year students may volunteer for a maximum of five hours at Bishop Blanchet events, such as the Brave Venture Auction, Brave Welcome, Open House, Phone-A-Thon, etc. regardless of who is served by that event.)

Service Requirements & Info

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  • 9th Grade Requirements

    Ninth grade students will volunteer with organizations that protect the environment and/or animals. This must be under the direction of a nonprofit organization.

    Hours Required: 20 hours total. (Students may volunteer a maximum of five hours at Bishop Blanchet events, regardless of who is served by the events.)

    Examples of acceptable service: Trash pickup with Seattle Parks & Rec, volunteer with ZooCorps, gardening projects with Seattle Tilth Alliance, environmental restoration with EarthCorps, volunteer with Seattle Aquarium Youth Advocates.
    See the list of pre-approved opportunities for the ninth grade.

    Examples of unacceptable service: Dog walking or pet sitting for neighbors/friends, picking up trash in a neighborhood/park without being associated with a nonprofit group, making dog toys at home for the Humane Society, fostering a pet at home.

    General expectations:
    Every school year, each Blanchet student will complete 20 hours of service under the direction of nonprofit organizations, focusing on a specific population determined by the student’s grade level. (Each year students may volunteer for a maximum of five hours at Bishop Blanchet events, such as the Brave Venture Auction, Brave Welcome, Open House, Phone-A-Thon, etc. regardless of who is served by that event.) Service hours must be entered on Noble Hour by May 1, 2020.

    Service must be done under the direction of 501c3 nonprofit. Students wishing to do service at an agency not listed our preapproved agency list should submit the Approval Request Form. (only accessible by BBHS students) Service done at a non-preapproved agency before the proposal has been approved by Campus Ministry may result in no credit.

    • Students may not miss school to earn service hours
    • Students will not be approved for more than 4 service hours on a school night or 8 hours on a non-school day.
    • Organizations must be 501(c)3 recognized by the State of Washington as a nonprofit.
    • Independently organized projects will not be accepted (i.e. making food at home and distributing it downtown, helping a neighbor).
    • Family members cannot verify hours.
    • Students must volunteer with an organization from the approved list for their focus area. Any organization not on the approved list will need to be reviewed by the Service Coordinator (this is done via submitting the Approval Request Form). Students submitting service hours with an organization that was not pre-approved may have their hours denied.
    Service hours need to be entered on NobleHour within 2 weeks of volunteering. Once service hours have been entered, an email is sent to the supervisor for verification. After the supervisor verifies the hours, the hours will need to be approved by the Bishop Blanchet Service Coordinator. This means that the Service Coordinator accepted that the student did service which meets the requirements of his/her grade level. Students will receive email notifications from Noble Hour when hours have been approved or denied.

    For the 2019-2020 school year, to receive credit, students must have 20 hours of approved service completed and entered on Noble Hour by May 1, 2020.  All hours must be verified by May 15, 2020. A reflection essay is also required to complete the service requirement. Students will be given time during CP in April to write their reflection.
  • 10th Grade Requirements

    Students will complete service working with children (middle-school age or younger). This must be under the direction of a nonprofit organization and cannot be for family or for Bishop Blanchet students or teams. Students must work directly with children. Providing assistance that does not involve interaction with children will not be acceptable.

    Hours Required: 20 hours total. (Students may volunteer a maximum of five hours at Bishop Blanchet events, regardless of who is served by the events.)

    Examples of acceptable service: Tutoring students at an elementary school, coaching a team through the Boys & Girls Club/CYO, assisting with Sunday school at church.
    See the list of pre-approved opportunities for the tenth grade.

    Examples of unacceptable service: Cleaning elementary school classrooms, being a team manager for a BBHS sport, helping a younger sibling/friend with homework, babysitting younger cousins/family, coordinating a school supply drive.

    General expectations:
    Every school year, each Blanchet student will complete 20 hours of service under the direction of nonprofit organizations, focusing on a specific population determined by the student’s grade level. (Each year students may volunteer for a maximum of five hours at Bishop Blanchet events, such as the Brave Venture Auction, Brave Welcome, Open House, Phone-A-Thon, etc. regardless of who is served by that event.) Service hours must be entered on Noble Hour by May 1, 2020.

    Service must be done under the direction of 501c3 nonprofit. Students wishing to do service at an agency not listed our preapproved agency list should submit the Approval Request Form (only accessible by BBHS students). Service done at a non-preapproved agency before the proposal has been approved by Campus Ministry may result in no credit.

    • Students may not miss school to earn service hours
    • Students will not be approved for more than 4 service hours on a school night or 8 hours on a non-school day.
    • Organizations must be 501(c)3 recognized by the State of Washington as a nonprofit.
    • Independently organized projects will not be accepted (i.e. making food at home and distributing it downtown, helping a neighbor).
    • Family members cannot verify hours.
    • Students must volunteer with an organization from the approved list for their focus area. Any organization not on the approved list will need to be reviewed by the Service Coordinator (this is done via submitting the Approval Request Form). Students submitting service hours with an organization that was not pre-approved may have their hours denied.
    Service hours need to be entered on NobleHour within 2 weeks of volunteering. Once service hours have been entered, an email is sent to the supervisor for verification. After the supervisor verifies the hours, the hours will need to be approved by the Bishop Blanchet Service Coordinator. This means that the Service Coordinator accepted that the student did service which meets the requirements of his/her grade level. Students will receive email notifications from Noble Hour when hours have been approved or denied.

    For the 2019-2020 school year, to receive credit, students must have 20 hours of approved service completed and entered on Noble Hour by May 1, 2020.  All hours must be verified by May 15, 2020. A reflection essay is also required to complete the service requirement. Students will be given time during CP in April to write their reflection.
  • 11th Grade Requirements

    Eleventh grade students will complete service working with the elderly, individuals with physical or intellectual challenges, or people (or their family) living with illness. This must be under the direction of a nonprofit organization and cannot be at Bishop Blanchet or for family. Students must work directly with the elderly, individuals with physical or intellectual challenges, or people living with illness. Providing assistance that does not involve interaction will not be acceptable.

    Hours Required: 20 hours total. (Students may volunteer a maximum of five hours at Bishop Blanchet events, regardless of who is served by the events.)

    Examples of acceptable service: Visiting residents at a nursing home or assisted living facility, assisting athletes at Special Olympics, hosting a movie night for families at Ronald McDonald House, volunteering with Aaron’s place.
    See the list of pre-approved opportunities for the 11th grade.

    Examples of unacceptable service: Helping an elderly neighbor with her garden, caring for a sick or ill family member, organizing a storage closet at a nursing home, participating in Relay for Life.

    General expectations:
    Every school year, each Blanchet student will complete 20 hours of service under the direction of nonprofit organizations, focusing on a specific population determined by the student’s grade level. (Each year students may volunteer for a maximum of five hours at Bishop Blanchet events, such as the Brave Venture Auction, Brave Welcome, Open House, Phone-A-Thon, etc. regardless of who is served by that event.) Service hours must be entered on Noble Hour by May 1, 2020.

    Service must be done under the direction of 501c3 nonprofit. Students wishing to do service at an agency not listed our preapproved agency list should submit the Approval Request Form (only accessible by BBHS students). Service done at a non-preapproved agency before the proposal has been approved by Campus Ministry may result in no credit.

    • Students may not miss school to earn service hours
    • Students will not be approved for more than 4 service hours on a school night or 8 hours on a non-school day.
    • Organizations must be 501(c)3 recognized by the State of Washington as a nonprofit.
    • Independently organized projects will not be accepted (i.e. making food at home and distributing it downtown, helping a neighbor).
    • Family members cannot verify hours.
    • Students must volunteer with an organization from the approved list for their focus area. Any organization not on the approved list will need to be reviewed by the Service Coordinator (this is done via submitting the Approval Request Form). Students submitting service hours with an organization that was not pre-approved may have their hours denied.
    Service hours need to be entered on NobleHour within 2 weeks of volunteering. Once service hours have been entered, an email is sent to the supervisor for verification. After the supervisor verifies the hours, the hours will need to be approved by the Bishop Blanchet Service Coordinator. This means that the Service Coordinator accepted that the student did service which meets the requirements of his/her grade level. Students will receive email notifications from Noble Hour when hours have been approved or denied.

    For the 2019-2020 school year, to receive credit, students must have 20 hours of approved service completed and entered on Noble Hour by May 1, 2020.  All hours must be verified by May 15, 2020. A reflection essay is also required to complete the service requirement. Students will be given time during CP in April to write their reflection.
  • 12th Grade Requirements

    Twelfth grade students will volunteer with organizations that serve people experiencing homelessness, hunger, or poverty. This must under the direction of a nonprofit organization.
    Hours Required: 20 hours total. (Students may volunteer a maximum of five hours at Bishop Blanchet events, regardless of who is served by the events.)

    Examples of acceptable service: Sorting donations at Ballard Food Bank, serving meals at St. Martin de Porres shelter, cooking and serving at Teen Feed, helping guests choose clothing at St. Francis House.
    See the list of pre-approved opportunities for the 12th grade.

    Examples of unacceptable service: Making sandwiches at home and delivering them to people downtown, coordinating a food drive in the neighborhood, giving money to a collection at church.

    General expectations:
    Every school year, each Blanchet student will complete 20 hours of service under the direction of nonprofit organizations, focusing on a specific population determined by the student’s grade level. (Each year students may volunteer for a maximum of five hours at Bishop Blanchet events, such as the Brave Venture Auction, Brave Welcome, Open House, Phone-A-Thon, etc. regardless of who is served by that event.) Service hours must be entered on Noble Hour by May 1, 2020.

    Service must be done under the direction of 501c3 nonprofit. Students wishing to do service at an agency not listed our preapproved agency list should submit the Approval Request Form (only accessible by BBHS students). Service done at a non-preapproved agency before the proposal has been approved by Campus Ministry may result in no credit.
    • Students may not miss school to earn service hours
    • Students will not be approved for more than 4 service hours on a school night or 8 hours on a non-school day.
    • Organizations must be 501(c)3 recognized by the State of Washington as a nonprofit.
    • Independently organized projects will not be accepted (i.e. making food at home and distributing it downtown, helping a neighbor).
    • Family members cannot verify hours.
    • Students must volunteer with an organization from the approved list for their focus area. Any organization not on the approved list will need to be reviewed by the Service Coordinator (this is done via submitting the Approval Request Form). Students submitting service hours with an organization that was not pre-approved may have their hours denied.
    Service hours need to be entered on NobleHour within 2 weeks of volunteering. Once service hours have been entered, an email is sent to the supervisor for verification. After the supervisor verifies the hours, the hours will need to be approved by the Bishop Blanchet Service Coordinator. This means that the Service Coordinator accepted that the student did service which meets the requirements of his/her grade level. Students will receive email notifications from Noble Hour when hours have been approved or denied.

    For the 2019-2020 school year, to receive credit, students must have 20 hours of approved service completed and entered on Noble Hour by May 1, 2020.  All hours must be verified by May 15, 2020. A reflection essay is also required to complete the service requirement. Students will be given time during CP in April to write their reflection.

BBHS Pre-Approved Service Opportunities



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Located in  Seattle, Washington, Bishop Blanchet High School is a private, coed Catholic school for grades 9-12. Students benefit from a challenging college preparatory academic program, campus ministry, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.
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