Christian Service Opportunities

Serving at the Banquet
Serving at the Banquet

The purpose of the service program for students at O’Gorman High School, by virtue of their baptismal call, is putting faith into action, words into deeds and reinforcing the gospel message that Jesus, our model, came not to be served but to serve. It is our hope that our students learn that love of God cannot be separated from love of neighbor, and that the habit of service will last a lifetime. The following service program is required of all freshmen, sophomores, juniors & seniors who are enrolled in a Theology course.  More information on student expectations and guidelines for service can be found in the student/parent handbook.

To earn service hours, parents/guardians and students could consider options such as:
School sponsored service opportunities are announced in the school bulletin and in our Theology classes.
* School sponsored service opportunities are available in the Campus Ministry Office (K-100) (School provides supervision)
* Parish activities
* Diocesan activities
* Volunteering at agencies that assist the poor in our community (e.g. The Banquet, St. Francis House, etc.)
* Volunteering at a nursing home or hospital
* Other areas (Students are required to confer with their Theology teacher prior to any service opportunity that is questionable in its eligibility to qualify for service hours.)

Parents and students are responsible for verifying the location of the service, level of safety and supervision provided by the supervisor, the type of Christian service being performed and transportation for their student involved with outside of school sponsored service opportunities.

Non-School Sponsored Service Opportunities

*Parents and students are responsible for version


Event Name   St. Mary SFO Child Care
Date Monday, April 23
Time  6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Location St. Mary School Gym
Contact Michelle Shields, 605-321-6165,
Deadline to sign up  April 23
Description  Assist with childcare during our SFO meeting.  Report to MPR or Gym at St. Mary on April 23 at 6:15 pm.  Text Michelle Shields at 605-321-6165 or send an email to if interested!
Event Name Assemble “Quit Smoking Kits” – Health Connect of SD
Date Multiple Days
Time Anytime off site; afternoons by appointment to assemble in Health Connects office. Continuous project throughout the year.
Location Health Connect of South Dakota 401 E. 8th St., #207 Sioux Falls, SD 57103
Contact Fran Rice: 605-371-1000 or Email:
Deadline to sign up Continuous project throughout the year
Description Assemble kits into plastic folders of papers and other items to be distributed to local homeless shelters and other locations. This project is just to assemble the items only.
Event Name Volunteer Opportunities – Alpha Center
Date Multiple Days – Monday-Friday; Closed on most holidays
Time 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. & Tuesday evenings from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location 3405 S. Kiwanis Ave.
Contact Rachel Dykstra: 605-361-3500 or Email:
Deadline to sign up Need to know by date
Description Volunteers are the Alpha Center’s most precious resource! We are a pro-life volunteer driven organization and have many different volunteer opportunities to fit your unique, God-given talents.
Event Name Faith Friend – Sponsored by LifeScape
Date Multiple Days: Weekend Mass (Saturday or Sunday)
Time During any Mass times on Saturday or Sunday
Location LifeScape – 2501 W. 26th St. Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Contact Becky Sluiter – 605-444-9621 or Email:
Deadline to sign up Need to know by the date of each Mass
Description A teen gentleman supported by LifeScape is seeking a friend or a family to attend mass with. He is in need of someone to pick him up from LifeScape, attend mass, and drop him off after mass. Young man is looking to strengthen his faith and have friends to sit with/pray with. If interested in knowing more, or interested in wanting to attend mass together, please email me or call me. We are flexible on times, days, and how often. Thank you for considering to share your time and friendship.
Event Name    Prayer Bottles
Date  May 2
Time  6:00 – 7:00 PM
Location  Avera Prairie Center Atrium
Contact  Carol Rogers 605-333-0821;
Deadline to sign up  3 pm May 2
Description Participants will create small bottles filled with symbols and prayers to offer comfort and encouragement to those on the cancer journey.
Event Name    Shamrock Run
Date  Friday, March 23 & Saturday, March 24
Time  Friday 4 – 6 pm (2-3 volunteers needed)

Saturday 8 am – noon (8-10 volunteers needed)

Location   Check in at OGHS Cafeteria
Contact   Betsy Weber work: 575-3391 cell: 212-7914
Deadline to sign up
Description   Friday-set and hand-out registration packets

Saturday-set up before and help during the race


Event Name    Summer Youth Volunteers
Date Multiple Days
Time  We have volunteer positions available at multiple times.  See Kristin for additional details.  Shifts are typically 4 hours each.  Monday-  Sunday 8 am – noon and noon – 4 pm.
Location   Sioux Falls VA Medical Center
Contact   Kristin Hendrickson 605-333-6851,

Ray Vail 605-333-6806,

Deadline to sign up  April 30, 2018
Description  The Sioux Falls VA Center is seeking Summer Youth Volunteers for our Summer Program.  Youth Volunteers Opportunities include Red Coat Ambassadors, Patient Escorts and My HealtheVet Volunteers.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age and commit to volunteering a minimum of 50 hours between June 1 and August 30, 2018. Volunteers will gain an understanding about serving America’s Veterans and gain valuable life experience.  Once you are a VA volunteer, you will not have to complete the process again to do your volunteer community service at the VA.  Please contact Ray or Kristin for an application.  Applications are due on April 30, 2018.

Interested in school sponsored Christian service opportunities –


Students will track their service hours by recording the date, location, hours of service, description of work, phone number and a signature of the supervisor for that particular service opportunity.  Students must print off and use the Christian Verification Form provided on this page.