SERVICE Opportunities

Together We Can Do Great Things

Become an advocate for autism acceptance, through digital outreach. Volunteer to educate peers, friends, and families about the issues facing autistic individuals. With this service, you will create a more accepting world for all people. This program is one-part learning about autism, one-part advocating for autism acceptance, and one part creating meaningful work for adults with autism.

If you are interested check out the information on The Luv Michael Google Classroom:

Link - httpps://meet.google.com/lookup/dwsnhc3n6t

     class code - u6sggz2

 

Please Note: no student may participate without a permission slip signed by a parent or guardian.

(Permission slip available on the Google Classroom.)

Virtual March for Life Opportunities - January 28 and January 29

 

This year due to the Covid-19 pandemic there will not be a in person March for Life in Washington, DC. However, you still have an opportunity to participate in a virtual March for Life. Students who are interested may do the following listed below:

 

Capitol 101 Webinar – Thursday, January 28, 2021 with sessions at 9:00AM, 12:00PM, & 5:00PM

 

Attend the “Capitol 101 webinar” on Thursday, January 28, 2021. This is a one-hour online training session, giving the participants the opportunity to learn how to make your voice heard by your elected representatives. Hear from the top lobbyists in the pro-life movement on how to effectively navigate the legislative system, from Capitol Hill to Town Hall.

 

·         To earn service hours for this virtual activity students must submit a screenshot of themselves at the webinar, (please make sure your screen is clearly visible in the photo) and a 3 - paragraph summary and response to the virtual webinar experience. 

·         Students must also fill out and complete the Paramus Catholic High School 2020-2021 Community Service Hour form.  Please make sure that you have supplied all the information requested, including the date, time, signature of a parent/guardian, and have answered all the reflection questions on the service form.

·         Students will earn 2 hours of community service for this virtual activity.

 

·         When submitting this information for credit please include your completed Paramus Catholic Service Hour Form, copies of your screen shots, and your 3 paragraph writeup.

 

To register for this activity please click on the link provided:

https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/4113593369652307467

(sessions are held at 9:00 AM, 12:00 PM, and 5:00 PM)

 

Virtual March for Life Opportunities (continued) - January 28 and January 29

 

Pre-Rally Show, Virtual Youth Rally, and Mass for Life

This year, the Archdiocese of Washington will be hosting a Virtual Youth Rally, a Pre-Rally Show, and a Mass for Life. The Pre-Rally Show will begin on Friday, January 29, 2021 at 8:00 AM, the Virtual Youth Rally will start right after the Pre-Rally Show at 8:30 AM, and finally, the Mass for Life will begin after the Virtual Youth Rally at 10:00AM.  The celebration of life and these amazing activities will conclude at 11:00AM.

 

         Students who are interested in attending these events can watch the Pre-Rally Show, the Virtual Youth Rally, and the Mass for Life, which will all be livestreamed from the YouTube page @WashArchdiocese and will also be available at org.

 

The Virtual Youth Rally will feature Josh Brahm from the Equal Rights Institute, who will speak about ways to talk about pro-life issues in a way that is effective and appropriate.

 

The Mass for Life will be celebrated by Cardinal Wilton Gregory and livestreamed from St. Matthew’s Cathedral in Washington, DC.

 

For more information about these events and for registration information please click on or follow link provided at https://youthrallyandmassforlife.org

 

·         To earn service hours for this virtual activity students must submit a screenshot of themselves at the Preshow/Rally/Mass, (please make sure your screen is clearly visible in the photo) and write a 3 - paragraph summary and response to the virtual experience. 

·         Students must also fill out and complete the Paramus Catholic High School 2020-2021 Community Service Hour form.  Please make sure that you have supplied all the information requested, including the date, time, signature of a parent/guardian, and have answered all the reflection questions on the service form.

·         When submitting this information for credit please include your completed Paramus Catholic Service Hour Form, copies of your screenshots, and your 3 paragraph writeup.

·         Students can earn up to 4 hours of community service for this virtual activity.

 

Virtual March for Life – Friday, January 29, 2021 event starts at 1:00PM

Students may virtually attend the March for Life which will take place on Friday, January 29, 2021. This program begins at 11:00 AM.

 

To earn community service hours for this activity students must attend the March for 1 ½ hours, submit a screenshot of themselves at the virtual March for Life, fill out and complete the Paramus Catholic Service Hour Form signed by your parent/guardian, and include a 3 - paragraph summary and response about the Virtual March for Life.

 

Students will earn 3 hours of community service for this virtual activity.

 

·         When submitting this information for credit please include your completed Paramus Catholic Service Hour Form, copies of your screenshots, and your 3 paragraph writeup.

VIRTUAL SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

 

Operation Gratitude 

 

Support Deployed Troops, First Responders, Health Care Heroes, Veterans, New Recruits, or Wounded Heroes and CaregiversSend letters, paracord braceletsscarfs/hatscool ties, drawstring bags, fleece hats, fleece scarves, fleece gators. Go to Operation Gratitude https://www.operationgratitude.com/express-your-thanks-virtual/  for information. 

In all cases: 

~Fill out our Donor Form and print a copy for each box that you send. 
Ship  to: 
Operation Gratitude 
9409 Owensmouth Avenue 
Chatsworth, CA 91311 

~ Write postcards of support and gratitude to Deployed Troops, First Responders, Health Care Heroes, Veterans, New Recruits, or Wounded Heroes and CaregiversFor details go to Digital Letter Writing tab on the Operation Gratitude website.  

  • Email 5 postcards (at least 350 characters) = ½ community service hour; attach a sample emailed note to service form signed by parent or guardian 

~ Write Letters of support and gratitude to Deployed Troops, First Responders, Health Care Heroes, Veterans, New Recruits, or Wounded Heroes and Caregivers. For details go to Write Letters tab on the Operation Gratitude website.  

  • Send 3 letters (at least 3 paragraphs) = ½ community service hour; attach a sample letter to service form signed by parent or guardian 

 

~Operation Gratitude will verify community service for making and sending the following. For details go to Community Service tab on Operation Gratitude website or see the following link for each project. 

 

Community Service Credit will be sent once items have been received at the Operation Gratitude facility. 

To receive service verification: 

  • Fill out the online Donor Form and follow the instructions that will be emailed to you, upon completion. 
  • Send a self-addressed stamped envelope. 
  • Send a fully completed service form requesting Community Service Credit  

 

(Please understand that Operation Gratitude turnaround time for community service forms can be 2-4 weeks, so be sure to plan accordingly.) 

 

Handmade Cards for Hospitalized Kids 

 

Cards for Hospitalized Kids (CFHK) is an internationally recognized charitable organization that spreads hope, joy & magic to hospitalized kids across America through uplifting, handmade cards. 

To send handmade cards to hospitalized children go to; http://www.cardsforhospitalizedkids.com/ and click on “make general cards”  - detailed instructions are available. 

Mail cards to: 
Cards for Hospitalized Kids 
7290 W. Devon 
​Chicago, IL 60631 

 

  • Make and send 2 cards = ½ community service hour; attach a sample card to service form signed by parent or guardian 

 

 

 

Online Entertainment for Residents at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center 

 

Share your talents. 

Virtually entertain residents at New Bridge Medical Center. 

Send videos to: 

 RoseMary KlieExecutive Director, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Foundation at RKlie@newbridgehealth.org. 

 

Record: 

  • A Zoom concert with a few peers 
  • A Poetry/Short Book  Reading 
  • A Dance Performance 
  • Act out part of a classical piece of literature 
  • Send some cards or artwork. 

 

Email fully completed service form to Ms. Klie with your video. This will be on the honor system – calculate time spent on the video including editing and designing. Ms. Klie will sign and stamp service forms and return them. If the indicated time spent does not seem appropriate Ms. Klie will consult with Mrs. Leon, as necessary. 

 

 

SMITHSONIAN DIGITAL VOLUNTEERS: TRANSCRIPTION CENTER 

 

"Digital Volunteers" can now take on important assignments to expand access to the Smithsonian's massive collections. 

Citizen scholars are invited to transcribe historic documents including diaries and working papers of prominent Americans and records associated with the Smithsonian's vast scientific collections. Transcription makes these important materials more accessible to researchers around the world, as well as the general public. 

For details go to https://transcription.si.edu/      

 

  • Keep track of time spent transcribing; complete service forms and attach a sample of your work. Service forms may be signed by a parent or guardian.