SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Outreach Service Opportunities

A printable list of agencies that offer volunteer opportunities in and around this area can be accessed under the documents section of Spiritual Life.

ASHS Sponsored Service & Justice Opportunities

Happy Helpers Sandwich Making (Outreach)

Happy Helpers was started by a young woman in our area, Amber Coffman. It has developed into a group of young people, middle and high school youth who service people who are homeless by making and serving lunches on the streets of Baltimore over the weekend. In support of this program, ASHS holds sandwich making on the first Friday of every month after school. Announcements are made during the week and students can sign up at the Campus Ministry office. Spots are limited.

Sunday Dinner at Sarah’s House (Outreach)

ASHS sponsors dinner the first Sunday of each month at Sarah’s House, a transitional housing facility for individuals and families who are homeless, in Fort Meade. Groups of ASHS students are needed to make and serve dinner. We encourage an adult to be able to be present with a group of 4-5 students and to help coordinate providing the meal. Faculty from ASHS also help to provide the meal. The group needs to be present from 4-6 p.m. There is also an opportunity to add more hours by hosting a family activity after dinner – students have done Arts & Crafts, ice cream socials, games and more! Please contact Mrs. Dols if interested at dolss@archbishopspalding.org

Fast & Sleep Out (Outreach)

ASHS hosts a 24 hour Fast & Sleep Out during Lent to help raise awareness and be in solidarity with our domestic and global neighbors struggling with hunger and homelessness. The F&SO will be held on Friday, March 28th through Saturday, March 29th. The event includes a 24 hour fast, speakers on hunger and homelessness, service opportunities, education on the issues of poverty, student reflections, plus fun and games. Students will stay after school on Friday to participate in evening activities, spend the night at Spalding and break their fast with a shared meal. Spots are limited. Permission forms are available in the Campus Ministry office and under Campus Ministry/Forms & Applications on Haiku. For questions, please email Sharon Dols at dolss@archbishopspalding.org.

Service Trip, Camden, NJ, The Urban Challenge (Outreach)

Each summer, a group of ASHS students, departs for Camden, New Jersey to participate in The Romero Center’s Urban Challenge. The week provides an opportunity for direct service and education on social justice issues through serving people who are in remarkable need. It is our hope to foster personal growth of students by expanding the participant’s awareness and examining misconceptions through personal interaction with people. Throughout the week, students will be exposed to a variety of service experiences, speakers on various societal issues, and justice activities. The week also provides moments for individual and group reflection to make sense out of student experiences. Students are expected to participate in the entire trip and to attend 1-2 preparation meetings prior to the trip. Spots are limited. Applications and trip information sheets are available in the Campus Ministry office and under Campus Ministry/Forms & Applications on Haiku.  

Service Trip, Habitat For Humanity, Eastern Shore of Virginia (Outreach)

For the first time this summer, a group of ASHS students, will depart for the Eastern Shore of Virginia to work with Habitat For Humanity building simple and affordable houses in decent communities. The week provides an opportunity for direct "hands-on" community service work through helping people who are in extremely difficult situations. Students will be able to use their special skills, talents, and gifts to partner with families to build affordable houses for those in most need. Time is also allotted for individual and group reflection to understand the needs and goals of Habitat For Humanity. Students are expected to participate in the entire trip and to attend 1-2 preparation meetings prior to the trip. Spots are limited. Applications and trip information sheets are available in the Campus Ministry office and under Campus Ministry/Forms & Applications on Haiku.    

Service Trip, Haiti (Outreach)

In the past, ASHS students have participated in an Archdiocesan sponsored trip to Haiti with Dr. Mortel, head of the Missions Office of the Archdiocese of Baltimore and founder of Les Bons Samaritains School in Haiti.  In addition, for several years, Archbishop Spalding has supported outreach in Haiti through food collections, monetary donations, and student sponsorships. In light of our history, we have a Spalding-sponsored pilgrimage to Haiti. While our connection to Haiti is strong in material support, it is our intent to allow our students the opportunity to grow in both relationship with the people of Haiti and in first-hand knowledge of their circumstances. For, it is when we enter into relationship and immerse ourselves in a culture, a true transformation of the heart and mind may take place. Spots are limited.  Applications and trip information sheets are available in the Campus Ministry office and under Campus Ministry/Forms & Applications on Haiku. 

Upcoming Service Opportunities

These are opportunities sent to our Campus Ministry office by outside organizations.  Spalding is not coordinating or running these opportunities; however; service hours may be earned through participation, provided the student records these hours on their service hour record form. 

The Baltimore Community ToolBank (Outreach Service): The Baltimore Community ToolBank, working on critical environmental features including floating wetlands, has volunteer opportunities to work in their gardens at the Carroll-Camden Industrial Park in Baltimore. Help is needed with construction, planting, maintenance, outreach, etc. For further details, contact Mr. Noah Smock, Executive Director, at noah.smock@toolbank.org.

Airways Asthma Camp for Kids (Outreach Service):  The Respiratory Care Unit at UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center has volunteer opportunities for Camp Counselors during the week of August 4th – August 8th from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church in Severna Park, Maryland. For more details and Camp Counselor applications, contact Mrs. Sandy Thomas at 410-787-4484 or sthomas@bwmc.umms.org. Applications are also available on the table outside Campus Ministry or visit the Camp Airways website at www.mybwmc.org/camp-airways-2. 

Camp St. Vincent’s Camp for Kids (Outreach Service):  Camp St. Vincent (CSV), part of the St. Vincent de Paul Organization, is an eight-week summer camp, Monday-Friday from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm in Patterson Park in Southeast Baltimore. CSV provides a fun, supervised environment for homeless families from Baltimore City and Baltimore County. CSV is looking for volunteer counselors to work at the camp. For more details and to fill out an application, please visithttp://www.vincentbaltimore.org/programs_camp_st_vincent_baltimore.html.

Annapolis Children’s Therapy Center (Outreach Service): Volunteers are needed to help young children learn social skills at their Center in Annapolis. Groups meet weekdays after school from 4:00 – 5:00 pm. For details, contact Ms. Renee Prentice at 410-573-1064.

Brightview Senior Living Community (Outreach Service): Brightview Senior Living is opening a new facility in Severna Park. Volunteer to help with games, arts & crafts, cooking, sewing, or gardening. For details, contact Mrs. Nancy Welsh, Director, at 410-544-1605.

A full listing of ongoing Outreach service opportunities is available under Campus Ministry Documents/Forms. There are also copies of Outreach Opportunities on the table outside the Campus Ministry office.

© COPYRIGHT 2010 ARCHBISHOP SPALDING HIGH SCHOOL     

8080 New Cut Rd.
Severn, MD 21144
410.969.9105 Tel
410.969.1026 Fax