Community Service Opportunities


Community Service Report Form

Ideas for Community Service Grades 1-7


Coffee & Donut Sundays will resume in the fall.


Immaculate Conception Shelter, Hartford - Prepare food and/or serve at shelter. Food prep is done that day or the day before. For serving time, meet at St. Francis of Assisi at 5:30 p.m. and return by 8:15 p.m. Call Elizabeth Medeiros at 860-289-3770 to sign up. 


Altar Servers

Seventh graders and up who volunteer as altar servers may count their time toward community service. Contact the parish office to sign up 860-644-2411.


St. Junipero Serra Parish Religious Education Program

7th, 8th and 9th Grade Community Service Work

A very special part of the Religious Education Program for 7th, 8th and 9th grade students is the performance of community service work.


A minimum of 15 hours of service work is required per year.  At least five hours of volunteer work should be done by mid-year and ten hours by the end of the course.  Volunteering may be done during the summer for the year just completed or the year ahead.


Students are responsible for reporting the volunteer work done to their small group leader or teacher.  Blank community service hour forms are available online.  The following information must be given:  your name, grade, group leader, description of the job done, number of hours worked, date performed, signature of adult supervisor.


Students cannot get credit for their volunteer work simply by telling their teachers about it.  Written verification is needed.  Please submit community service hour forms promptly.


Students may find independent volunteer opportunities, such as helping a neighbor, or join with their teachers on a church sponsored task.  Please look for jobs outside of your own home to truly help your community.  Babysitting for a younger brother or sister without pay or helping other relatives is wonderful for your family, but it does not count toward community service.


Below is a list of possible ways to help at church, school or elsewhere in the community:


Church Coffee Hours                                            St. Vincent De Paul

School Fairs                                                           Baking

Church Fund Raisers                                            Choir

Special Church Programs                                     Stuffing inserts into Bulletins

Altar Server                                                             Retreats

Teacher aide in After School Program                 Summer Program Helper                       Other . . .


We hope that you will enjoy your service work for the community.  Your efforts are very much appreciated.