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 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.


Event Name Prayer Bottles – Avera Cancer Institute
Date Multiple Dates: Mar. 21, Apr. 25, May 15
Time 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Location Avera Prairie Center – 1000 E. 23rd St. – Meet in the atrium
Contact Carol Rogers: 605-322-3254 or Email:
Deadline to sign up The day before each event date
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 – OG Athletic Booster Club
Date Friday, March 24th & Saturday, March 25th
Time March 24th: 4:45-6:30 p.m.; March 25th: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location O’Gorman High School & McEneaney Field
Contact Betsy Weber: 605-575-3391 or Email:
Deadline to sign up Monday, March 20th
Description Help set up the running route, with cameras and with timers
Event Name Knights of Columbus Convention Help – KofC Marquette Council
Date Friday, April 21st & Saturday, April 22nd
Time Friday, April 21st: 6pm-10pm & Saturday, April 22nd: 10:30am-4:00pm & 7pm-10:30pm
Location St. Joseph Cathedral & Holiday Inn Downtown – split time between locations depending upon shift
Contact Eric Uthe: 605-941-3159 or Email:
Deadline to sign up Friday, April 14th
Description Need O’G students to assist with childcare and activities for younger children attending the convention. Need up to 5 volunteers per shift. Meals provided!
Event Name   Cinco De Mayo Fiesta 2017 – Presentation Sisters/Caminando Juntos
Date Saturday, May 13th, 2017
Time 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location Falls Park – Sioux Falls
Contact Jen Rothenbuehler – 605-360-2457 0r Email:
Deadline to sign up Thursday, April 20th, 2017
Description Various volunteer opportunities available for the fiesta. Set up or tear down of tents and staging, or helping throughout the day with various projects. All shifts are 2-3 hours. Learn more at
Event Name   Prince of Peace Bingo
Date Multiple Days
Time Every Thursday Evening – 6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location Prince of Peace – 4513 S Prince of Peace Pl, Sioux Falls, SD 57103
Contact Beth Kubista – 605-376-8557
Deadline to sign up By Thursday of each week
Description Call Bingo for residents at Prince of Peace. You may call or text Beth Kubista to sign up. Please do not just show up as only a couple of people are needed each week. The staff will train you when you arrive.
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 Snow Removal – Shoveling @ St. Lambert Parish & School
Date Multiple Days – Mornings before school & Afternoons as well as Evenings after 5 p.m.
Time Saturday-before 8:00 a.m. or by 3 p.m.; Sunday – by 7:30 a.m. for weekend Masses
Location St. Lambert Catholic Church & School – 1000 S. Bahnson Ave.
Contact Jackie Lefdal: 605-370-0848 or Email:
Deadline to sign up As needed – when it snows
We rely on volunteers to help clear the sidewalks before school and Mass times or events.
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.

Interested in school sponsored Christian service opportunities – Contact:

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.