IF THE ORGANIZATION/SITE YOU WISH TO COMPLETE SERVICE HOURS AT IS NOT LISTED BELOW, FAILURE TO RECEIVE PRIOR APPROVAL MAY RESULT IN YOUR HOURS NOT BEING COUNTED.
PLEASE SEE MRS. SKANTAR IN CAMPUS MINISTRY FOR PRIOR APPROVAL OF SERVICE HOURS FOR ORGANIZATIONS/SITES NOT LISTED BELOW.
NOTE: SERVICE HOURS COMPLETED OUTSIDE OF PALM BEACH COUNTY MUST BE APPROVED IN ADVANCE ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS. PLEASE SEE MRS. SKANTAR BEFORE DOING ANY SERVICE HOURS OUTSIDE OF PALM BEACH COUNTY.
PLEASE DO NOT WAIT UNTIL YOU ARE TURNING IN YOUR HOURS ON THE DUE DATE TO ASK IF YOUR SERVICE SITE IS ACCEPTABLE.
VOLUNTEENNATION – User-friendly site started and managed by young people. Enter your zip code and area of interest to find local organizations who are seeking teen volunteers. (Note any age restrictions.)
Cardinal Newman High School
- Cardinal Newman Sports: See the coach of a specific sport for opportunities to keep stats, manage equipment, etc., and earn service hours. (Sports and Coaches are listed on the Athletics page of the Newman web site.) See Mr. Lower, Athletic Director, if you are interested in volunteering for service hours.
- Cardinal Newman Key Club: Numerous service opportunities are provided by our Key Club throughout the year. You do not have to be a member of Key Club to take part in their service activities. Please see Moderators Mr. Reep, Room 419, or Mrs. Holesha, Room 406, for more details.
- Extracurricular Clubs and Activities: Many clubs at Cardinal Newman sponsor service activities during the year. Check your Newman email daily and listen for PA announcements for opportunities to earn service hours by participating in various events.
- Mass Ensemble: Students who sing and/or play any musical instrument are welcome to join Mass Ensemble, which provides music for our school-wide liturgies. You do not have to be in Band or Chorus to participate. You will earn service hours for after-school rehearsals. (Mr. Skantar, Director, Room 420, or firstname.lastname@example.org)
- All Saints
- Rosarian Academy
- St. Ann
- St. Clare
- St. Juliana
- St. Luke
- Holy Cross Pre-School
- Any public or non-profit private or charter school is an accepted service site
- Emmanuel (Delray Beach)
- Holy Name
- Holy Spirit
- Mary Immaculate
- Our Lady of Perpetual Help Mission
- Our Lady of Queen of Peace
- Sacred Heart
- St. Ann
- St. Christopher
- St. Clare
- St. Edward
- St. Francis of Assisi
- St. Ignatius
- St. John Fisher
- St. Jude
- St. Juliana
- St. Mark
- St. Matthew
- St. Patrick
- St. Paul of the Cross
- St. PeterSt. Rita
- St. Therese of Lisieux
- St. Thomas More
- St. Vincent Ferrer (Delray Beach)
- Any Parish or Mission of the Diocese of Palm Beach is acceptable
- Churches of other religious denominations are also acceptable service sites
- Service activities at local parishes and schools can include helping at annual parish festivals, liturgical ministries (altar server, lector, musician/vocalist), catechist or catechist aide, vacation Bible camp counselors, etc.
Contact the school Principal, Parish Formation Director, or Youth Minister for opportunities.
NOTE: Community Service hours completed at a school or parish must be signed off on by one of the following: Pastor, Parochial Vicar, Deacon, Director of Religious Ed/Spiritual Formation Director, Parish Secretary/Staff, Parish Maintenance Director, Liturgy/Music Director, Youth Minister, Volunteers appointed by and reporting to the Pastor for various Parish ministries (Altar Servers, Lectors, etc.); School Principal, Assistant Principal, Faculty, Staff, Volunteers appointed by and reporting to the Principal. IF YOU ARE NOT SURE WHO SHOULD SIGN YOUR FORM, PLEASE SEE MRS. SKANTAR OR MS. FREARSON!
Supporting Catholic Ministries
- Catholic Charities – The mission of Catholic Charities agencies is to provide service to people in need, to advocate for justice in social structures, and to call the entire church and other people of good will to do the same. https://catholiccharitiesusa.org
- Diocese of Palm Beach: https://www.diocesepb.org
Lourdes Noreen Mckeen Residence – Service Opportunities
Lourdes-Noreen McKeen Residence, a Catholic Facility, is a not-for-profit residence for the elderly, many of whom cannot live without assistance. It is located at 311 South Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, 33401.
Every Thursday: 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. – Help is needed to wheel elderly residents to and from their rooms for the 4:30 p.m. Mass.
Every Sunday: 1:45 – 4:00 p.m., to wheel residents from rooms for Bingo and other games.
On-going: Students are always welcome to come after school and on weekends as your schedule allows, helping brighten the day of an elderly resident. Read a book out loud to someone who can no longer see the print, take a resident outside for some fresh air, play board games, etc. Please contact Lisa Dibiase, Volunteer Coordinator, to arrange times and days. Why not get a few friends, and go together – you will make a big difference in someone’s day, and earn service hours at the same time!
Contact Information: Lisa Dibiase, 561-655-8544, Ext. 2047, or email@example.com
Additional Organizations for Service Opportunities
- Any municipal Recreation Department (Summer camp counselor, volunteer coach for T-ball, helping with concessions, etc.)
- Any Palm Beach County Library, Parks/Recreation facility, Palm Beach County Youth Court
- Any hospital or assisted living facility
- Any not-for-profit animal rescue facility – NOTE: You must earn hours either volunteering in person at the facility, or providing foster care for rescue animals in your home and documented through an approved agency. A MAXIMUM OF TWO HOURS PER DAY WILL BE GIVEN FOR IN-HOME FOSTERING OF A SHELTER ANIMAL, AND MUST BE DOCUMENTED BY AN APPROVED PET RESCUE SHELTER/AGENCY. NO SERVICE HOURS ARE AWARDED FOR DONATIONS TO ANIMAL FACILITIES.
Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Florida
Participate and volunteer in the Annual “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” – Meyer Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach. Help is needed the (Friday) evening before and the day of. Please check your Newman email in the weeks before the event in October for full details. Announcements and updates will also be sent in the daily announcements through your school email.
Students may also volunteer in the Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Florida office after school. Please contact Audra Afflitto, Executive Director, at 561-967-0047 if you are interested.
American Cancer Society – Volunteer Opportunities
Programs and Services
- Reach To Recovery: matches trained, volunteer breast cancer survivors with those facing a breast cancer diagnosis to provide free one-on-one support
- Road To Recovery: volunteers drive cancer patients to and from their lifesaving treatments
- Hope Lodge: offers free lodging to adult cancer patients and their caregivers when treatment is away from home
- Look Good Feel Better: free services that helps those facing cancer cope with their appearance related side effects of treatment
- Relay For Life
- Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Main contact: Chris Synder, firstname.lastname@example.org, 561.889.1401
Armory Arts Center
Big Brother Big Sisters Association of Florida
We are a donor-supported, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to improving the lives of children in our community.
Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Many locations throughout Palm Beach County (at local schools)
As a “Big,” a high-school student, you’ll work one-on-one with an elementary school student once a week for one hour and play games, help with homework, and have fun!
Main contact: Lottie Cherilus, email@example.com, 561.296.0916
Office Angel Program
Students may volunteer at the offices of Big Brothers Big Sisters during their regular business hours doing light filing and other clerical work. During school breaks and holidays, extra service hours may be earned. Contact Marisol Martinez, 561-727-3450.
Big Dog Ranch Rescue
Big Dog Ranch Rescue is a unique no-kill dog rescue.
The mission of Big Dog Ranch Rescue is to provide shelter, care and affection to homeless dogs of all breeds and adopt them out into loving homes. We also promote animal welfare and celebrate the special bond between dogs and families through education, awareness and community outreach. Big Dog Ranch Rescue is associated with the Weimaraner Rescue & Adoption of Florida and is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
We are located at 14444 Okeechobee Blvd., Loxahatchee, FL 33470
For more information, call 561-791-6465 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.) To volunteer, visit their web page and click on “Volunteer” for information and instructions:
Boy Scouts of America
Any Boy Scout troop is an acceptable site for community service. Community Service forms must be signed by the Scout Master or other ADULT over age 21 officially affiliated with the troop. Can not be your own parent.
Big Heart Brigade
Big Heart Brigade is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the Southeast Florida region. Our mission is to enrich the lives of those in need by providing a Thanksgiving meal and much needed support to our community.
At Thanksgiving, the Big Heart Brigade, along with over 5,000 volunteers, will feed over 100,000 people. With a goal to love on the less fortunate in our region, our dedicated team is working harder than ever to achieve an extraordinary feat.
Main contact: Tom DeRita, 561.833.5126
Camp Boggy Creek
Camp Boggy Creek was founded in 1996 by Paul Newman and General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, with one simple premise in mind, that every child, no matter their illness, could experience the transformational spirit and friendships that go hand in hand with camp.
With unobtrusive expert medical care, it was their dream that Camp would provide seriously ill children with a fun-filled experience defined by compassion, laughter and acceptance.
Main contact: Leah Miles, firstname.lastname@example.org, 561.281.1793
Beach or Park Clean-Ups MUST BE DONE with the Cardinal Newman Green Club or through an official event organized by a county or municipal Parks/Recreation Department or other established group (such as Friends of Jupiter Beach). Your service must be verified on MobileServe by an employee or official of the organization, or it will not be accepted. NEIGHBORHOOD CLEANUPS THAT ARE NOT ORGANIZED AND SPONSORED BY AN OFFICIAL NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO COUNT AS SERVICE HOURS.
Delmar Farm, ES Loxahatchee, FL 33470 (located next to Lion Country Safari)
Delmar Farm is a rescue sanctuary for horses, donkeys, and other animals. In addition to providing life-time care for rescues, they offer Pony Camp, camps for special needs children, and other interactive activities. Volunteers are needed primarily on Sundays to help with Pony Camp (3 – 4 hours), and other events. Previous experience with horses is preferred, but if you are willing to learn, you will be trained. For more information, see the web site – delmarfarm.org
To volunteer, please contact Claudia Campbell at 561-315-9516
Easter Seals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for nearly 100 years. From child development centers to physical rehabilitation and job training for people with disabilities, Easter Seals offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life’s challenges and achieve personal goals.
Main contact: Shawnte Parks, email@example.com, 561-471-1688
Friends of Jupiter Beach
Friends of Jupiter Beach is a 501 (c)(3) community organization whose goal is to support and maintain environmentally healthy, clean, and dog-friendly beaches in Jupiter, Florida. Beach Cleanups are held on the first Saturday of the month at 8:00 a.m. (You must check in by 8 a.m. to receive community service credit.) Visit their website and click on Beach Cleanups for complete details.
Any Girl Scout troop is an acceptable site for Community Service. Please have the troop’s Leader or other adult over age 21 who is officially affiliated with the troop sign your Community Service form.
Habitat for Humanity
At Habitat for Humanity, we build. We build because we believe that everyone, everywhere, should have a healthy, affordable place to call home. More than building homes, we build communities, we build hope and we build the opportunity for families to help themselves.
Your donation will help families break the cycle of poverty and build long-term financial security. With an affordable, stable home, families have more to spend on food, medicine, child care, education and other essentials. Your support can help us do more in all the many ways that Habitat builds.
Main contact: Marcella Pelaez, firstname.lastname@example.org , 561-253-2080 ext.120
Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is operated by the Loxahatchee River Historical Society, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and partner in the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area, National Conservation Lands.
Volunteers are the tops at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum. Whether you’re a senior looking for a way to give back to the community or a high school student seeking community service hours, we have a fulfilling position for you! You could be a Lighthouse tour guide, Museum docent, provide visitor services at the Museum front desk, assist in the gift shop or sweet shop or help at one of our annual special events. Put your skills and talents to work while meeting visitors from all over the world at our beautiful national treasure.
The JILM Volunteer Docent Program is operated by the Loxahatchee River Historical Society and is not affiliated or operated jointly with any other organization.
Main contact: 561.747.8380 ext. 100
Since opening in 1992, the Kravis Center has provided access to the performing arts for approximately 2 million schoolchildren. For more than 20 years, the Center has helped students of all ages fuel their imagination and expand their lives through comprehensive arts education programs. Student Arts Enrichment Programs include: Afterschool Programming, The Broadway Artists Intensive, ArtsCamp, ArtScholars, Broadway Reach, Broadway Workshops, De George Academy for Performing Arts, Kravis-on-the-Road and Master Classes. The Center provides continuing arts education through The Writer’s Academy, pre-performance discussions and Professional Development for teachers. Students also have opportunities to step out of the audience and perform on a world-class stage through Beyond the Stage, Spotlight on Young Musicians and Stage Awakenings.
Main contact: Ali Rehm, email@example.com 561.651.4376
Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Please note: due to the high number of weekend volunteers, you may not be able to volunteer at this site during the school year. Please contact them well in advance of summer to inquire about summer volunteer opportunities (camps, etc.)
Main contact: Caitlyn firstname.lastname@example.org 561-627-8280
Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society
Please note: applications for summer volunteer programs generally have a March or April deadline. Visit the Zoo website at https://www.palmbeachzoo.org/
Or contact email@example.com for more information.
Quantum House is a caring and supportive home that lessens the burden for families whose children are receiving treatment in Palm Beach County for a serious medical condition. Help is always needed in providing dinner for the families staying there. This is a great family or group service project.
Main contact: Megan Thompson firstname.lastname@example.org 561-494-0515
At Petco Jupiter location, 901 W. Indiantown Rd., needs help with puppies at their adoption events on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Please contact at the email below to volulnteer.
Speak Up For Kids
Speak Up! For Kids of Palm Beach County, Inc. raises funds to support Palm Beach County’s Guardian ad Litem Program in their efforts to recruit, train and support Guardians ad Litem (GALs). GALs are court-appointed volunteers who serve as advocates for the best interests of abused, abandoned and neglected children involved in dependency court proceedings.
Our Reason: Each year thousands of children, victims of abuse, abandonment, or neglect, are innocently subjected to dependency court proceedings and the uncertainty of their futures. Speak Up! For Kids of Palm Beach County, Inc. exists to address, spearhead the solution and ultimately meet the vital need for advocacy on these children’s behalf. More than victims, these children embody our community’s future – there futures deserve our voices!
Main contact: Christina Daugirdas, email@example.com, 561.719-139
Vincermos Therapeutic Riding Center
Vinceremos is a non-profit, therapeutic riding center located at 13300 6th Court North, Loxahatchee FL 33470. They offer equine assisted activities to individuals with disabilities from ages two years – adults, using a horse as partner to strengthen muscles, improve balance and improve motor skills. Experience with horses a plus but is not required. Volunteer tasks include:
- Barn/Farm Chores: gardening, raking, sweeping, scrubbing water buckets etc.
- Horse Care: tacking up (saddling the horse),brushing, washing, cleaning, learning about the horse and his environment
- Leading and sidewalking during therapeutic riding sessions (some volunteers may learn how to ride)
Flexible hours available after school and weekends. Call or email to request the next Volunteer Orientation Dates. 561-906-9961 Volunteer Line; 561-792-9900 Main Office. firstname.lastname@example.org or www.vinceremos.org
PLEASE NOTE: Military Hippie, a for-profit business in Boca Raton, is NOT an Approved Organization for community service.