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   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 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 January 23, February 27, March 27, April 24
Time  6:00 – 7:00 PM
Location  Avera Prairie Center, 1000 E 23rd Street, Sioux Falls
Contact  Carol Rogers 605-322-3254;
Deadline to sign up  Noon the day of event
Description Participants will create small bottles filled with symbols and prayers to offer comfort and encouragement to those on the cancer journey. The Prayer Bottles are placed at the five cancer clinics at the Prairie Center for patients and families/caregivers.
Event Name   Christ the King Parish and School Bingo
Date January 27th
Time  5:00 – 7:00 pm
Location  Christ the King gymnasium, 1800 S. West Avenue, Sioux Falls
Contact  April Woody, 605-310-4683;
Deadline to sign up  January 25th
Description  Help serve food during bingo event or provide child care for young children while parents play bingo.
Event Name   SFO Childcare
Date Monday, January 29
Time  6:15 pm – 8:00 pm
Location  St. Mary School
Contact  Michelle Shields, 605-321-6165, 
Deadline to sign up  Friday, January 26
Description  Students will be playing with children whose parents attend the SFO meeting. Adult supervisors will also be present.  Please report to the St. Mary School gym by 6:15 pm on Monday, January 29. To sign up, text Ms. Shields @ 605-321-6165 or email by Friday, January 26.

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.