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Serve - Service Learning & Tracking

“Let charity be our badge of honor.”
Catherine McAuley, Foundress of the Sisters of Mercy
Service is an integral to being a disciple of Jesus Christ and an expression of Mercy, Feehan’s charism. We are not simply invited to serve others; to be a disciple, we must serve. It is through acts of service that we recognize the needs of another, become self-aware of our most vulnerable members of society, and ultimately walk with another in solidarity.
 
Within the Roman Catholic tradition, service is expressed pre-eminently through the Corporal Works of Mercy: feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, clothing the naked, visiting the sick and imprisoned, and burying the dead.
 
 

Service hours have been modified from the original 60 hour graduation requirement due to COVID restrictions and program changes. We have spread out the hours over the class years as a guideline for students. 

Students have been or will be trained on x2Vol and on the type of service that will be accepted to fulfill the graduation requirements.

 

Transfer Students

Transfer students receive “credit” for the years they were not as Feehan.  Specific Opportunities are listed in X2Vol for transfer student credit.

 

Class of 2023 must have 15 hours by the beginning of September 2021. 

Graduation Service Requirement for the class of 2023 is a total of 40 hours

Note: Class of 2023 had a 15 hour Freshman year requirement.

 

Class of 2024 have completed an alternate service project in their Theology classes and are not required to complete service hours this year. 

Graduation Service Requirement for the class of 2024 is 40 hours.

Note: All freshman classes were trained on x2Vol spring 2020.

 

Class of 2025 will complete a service project in their Theology classes and are required to complete 10 service hours this year. 

Graduation Service Requirement for the class of 2025 is 50 hours.

 

Class of 2026 will complete a service project in their Theology classes and are required to complete 10 service hours this year. 

Graduation Service Requirement for the class of 2026 is 50 hours.

Note: All freshman classes will create an account and be trained on x2Vol in first semester 2022. Please use this form to track hours until the students have a log on for x2VOl

Each student has an online account with their own login and password credentials through the service x2VOL to document their service hours.
 
DO NOT CREATE AN ACCOUNT ON YOUR OWN - WE WILL TRAIN YOU!
 
  • It enables students not only to submit service hours, but also to view, download and print them

  • It informs students of their progress, as well as new/ongoing service opportunities

INCOMING FRESHMEN AND TRANSFER STUDENTS (Start of Each New Academic Year)
 
  • DO NOT REGISTER/LOG-IN to x2VOL.  

    • Freshman - Campus Ministry will train you and set up your accounts in your Theology Classes.

    • Transfer Students - please come to Campus Ministry to make an account.

  • DOWNLOAD AND PRINT OUT the Service Hour Journal to record your service hours so you can upload them later once we have registered you.

Process for Verification and Approval
 
  • Each service opportunity will have a verification contact - this is the person you reported to for your service. Verified = signed off by the supervisor or event coordinator (not family member) and is recorded by one of the following:

    • email verification by event coordinator by X2Vol

    • signed form from Campus Ministry or on Agency Letterhead

  • Unverified service opportunities will be “denied” sent back to the student for resubmission (possible issues; incorrect email address, email SPAM)

  • Once hours are verified, Campus Ministry will then Approve the hours.

  • Multiple Hours for the Same (or, Recurring) Project. If you conduct a repeated number of hours for the same project (for example, "altar serving"), you do not have to submit separate dates and hours. Simply submit the last date of service and the 

Remember: You can continue to submit hours for verification right through the summer. Don't wait for the Fall! 

 

Should you have any questions about the Graduation Service Requirement or x2Vol, please come to the Campus Ministry Center.

WHAT IS SERVICE, AND WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT AT FEEHAN?
 
• Service is an integral part of Christian discipleship and an expression of Mercy, Feehan’s charism
 
• Service should correspond to the Corporal Works of Mercy
 
• Students should consider “direct service” over “indirect service”
 
• Freshmen and Sophomores may especially want to serve through school and their place of worship; Juniors, through non-profit events and organizations
 
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN “DIRECT” AND “INDIRECT” SERVICE?
 
• “Direct” service: hands-on work with people, especially the suffering and needy (e.g., serving food at a shelter; visiting the elderly at a nursing home)
 
• “Indirect” service: work which can help the needy, but does not necessarily involve them (e.g., organizing a food drive; filing paperwork at a nursing home)
 
HOW CAN I FIND OUT ABOUT DIFFERENT SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES?
 
• Online, through the BFHS service documentation platform, x2VOL, school announcements or stopping by the Campus Ministry Center.
 
HOW MANY SERVICE HOURS ARE REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION?
 
• Sixty (60) hours of submitted and approved service
 
ARE THERE A NUMBER OF SERVICE HOURS THAT HAVE TO BE COMPLETED EACH YEAR?
 
• Yes, students must submit twenty (20) hours of service for approval during freshman, sophomore, and junior year at minimum (Class of ‘23 and ‘24, 15, 20, 25 hours)
 
• Service can be completed either at one time (e.g., volunteering for a Mission Trip) or cumulatively through Freshman, Sophomore and Juniors years
 
WHEN CAN I BEGIN COMPLETING MY SERVICE HOURS?
 
• After school, on weekends, during vacation periods, and during the summer months (incoming freshmen can perform service once graduated from 8th grade)
 
IF I BELONG TO A CLUB, OR TEAM, OR AN HONOR SOCIETY, ARE THE SERVICE HOURS I HAVE TO COMPLETE FOR THAT GROUP IN ADDITION TO THE GRADUATION REQUIREMENT?
 
• No, one set of hours fulfills both requirements
 
• Many clubs and athletic teams also offer various service opportunities which can be submitted for approval
 
HOW DO I SUBMIT MY SERVICE HOURS?
 
• Online directly through x2VOL. Freshmen will be assigned a login and undergo training during the Fall Semester. Prior to training, Freshmen should keep a written record of their service.(Link Form Here)
 
WITH WHOM SHOULD I SPEAK IF I HAVE NON-TECHNICAL QUESTIONS ABOUT THE GRADUATION SERVICE REQUIREMENT?
 
•Come to Campus Ministry Center in the Learning Commons
 
NOTE: Bishop Feehan High School does verify and above the 60-hour requirement.
 
General Service Ideas
 
Service in the community
 
• Cleaning an elderly neighbor’s yard
 
• Shoveling snow for those outside of family who is in need
 
• Assisting a neighbor in need
 
• Assisting at a service agency*
 
• Special Olympics
 
• Literacy programs
 
• After-school programs
 
Service in your parish/place of worship
 
• Catechist (religious education teacher or classroom aide)
 
• Lector
 
• Eucharistic Minister
 
• Altar server
 
• Saint Vincent de Paul
 
• Confirmation retreat team
 
• Choir member
 
• Usher
 
• Helping at the parish school
 
• Assisting at the parish fair
 
Service at Feehan
 
• Tutoring
 
• Admissions Office service: Big Brother/Big Sister, Evening Visit to School Fair, Open House, Entrance Exam, Prospective Student Interview Night, Incoming Freshmen Service Evening
 
• Altar server, Lector, Eucharistic Minister
 
• Liturgical choir/music
 
• Assisting with set up for Mass/prayer services
 
• Assisting with team/club service projects
 
• Santa Shop
 
• Assisting faculty and staff with varied projects
 
*The Office for Campus Ministry will regularly publish service opportunities to students, through emails and alerts using x2VOL.
 
VolunteerMatch.org is also a clearinghouse for local service opportunities.