St. John The Baptist School

Service Hours

Service Hours for Religion

Prayer and mission are at the heart of Catholic Schools.  Community service is a priority.



Who needs service hours?
All of the students at SJB are encouraged to provide service to the school, church, and community.  Students in grades PS – 5 are generally involved in group service work, such as participating in food drives, helping out at different events at church, etc.
All SJB students in grades 6, 7, and 8 commit to perform individual service hours.  Grade 6 students commit to have 10 hours in a school year, grade 7 students commit to have 20 hours in a school year, and 8th grade students commit to have 30 hours in a school year.  Additionally the 8th graders are committed to volunteer 10 of those hours to the school, 10 to the church, and 10 to the community.

The reason students are committed to do service hours is because that is our call as Catholics.  We are supposed to follow in the path set for us by Christ.  In the Catechism of the Catholic Church, it states:
852  The Holy Spirit is the protagonist, “the principal agent of the whole of the Church’s mission.”345 It is he who leads the Church on her missionary paths. “This mission continues and, in the course of history, unfolds the mission of Christ, who was sent to evangelize the poor; so the Church, urged on by the Spirit of Christ, must walk the road Christ himself walked, a way of poverty and obedience, of service and self-sacrifice…”
Types of service:
  • There are a wide-variety of volunteer opportunities:
  • Walking dogs at the Humane Society
  • Volunteering at the library
  • Volunteering at fish fries
  • Volunteering at the food bank
  • Working concessions, clock or book at games
  • Cleaning up after the flooding
  • Babysitting for no pay
  • Working at soup kitchens
  • Altar serving
  • Cleaning in the church
  • Assisting teachers
  • Tutoring
  • Community clean up
  • Planting trees in parks
    Please see our Service Hours Log for additional information.  Contact Mrs. Rosa with additional questions at