Community Service Information
All BMC students are required to complete community service hours as a part of their academic and faith formation. All students are required to complete 25 hours of Community Service for each year they are at Bishop Moore Catholic. Student Community Service must be completed at a non-profit organization. Students are advised to have no less than 50 hours by April 1st of their sophomore year and 75 hours by April 1st of their junior year. These requirements must be met in order to apply for a parking space in May before their junior year.
If you need assistance, please stop by the School Counseling Office.
Students will be required to serve one hundred hours before being eligible to graduate and participate in any graduation celebration activities. Transfer students are required to serve 25 hours per year of attendance at BMC.
In order to be eligible for a parking pass, sophomores are required to have 50 completed service hours before the start of their junior year. Juniors are required to have 75 completed service hours before the start of their senior year.
Community Service Guidelines
- All community service hours must be completed with non-profit organizations.
- Any activities performed during the school day will not be counted as service hours.
- Any club, band, choral, color guard, or athletic meetings do not count as service hours.
- Any activity that is part of a class in which a student receives a grade can’t be counted as service hours.
- Students attending mission trips will be able to use 8 hours per day of the trip as service.
Logging New Community Service Hours
- Students will fill out the Google Form. You must be signed with your Bishop Moore student email in order to access the form.
- In completing all of the required fields on the Google form, students will attach the required Community Service Verification Form.
- Once you submit the completed Google form into FACTS, a staff member will verify the submissions and approve them upon verification. Parents and students can then assess whether or not their hours have been approved by checking their FACTS family portal under the web forms.
Frequently Asked Questions
A copy of the community service form must be uploaded into the Submission Form.
Community service hours must be completed for non-profit organizations.
There is no limit to the number of organizations at which a student can earn service hours. All verified community service hours will count towards the Bright Futures scholarship program.
Service hour opportunities are announced to students through club organizations, on our daily announcements, and on our website below.
Service sites may be contacted at any time to verify that the student did, in fact, perform the service as represented.
Yes, transfer students may use any service hours that were completed at their previous school. Documentation from that school will be needed in order for the Guidance Office to approve the hours.
Hours that are completed on or after June 1 immediately prior to starting BMCHS classes can be counted towards their service hour requirement.
Participation in outreach activities and service club projects may qualify. Students will not be excused from classes to perform service work unless the event is organized through Bishop Moore (for example- Leadership Team, Campus Ministry, and Band). Please contact the Guidance Office for clarification or approval.
Bishop Moore provides information about service opportunities, but it is the student’s responsibility to contact the individuals or organizations and arrange meetings and work schedules.
Within the Orlando area, Bishop Moore volunteers have developed an excellent reputation for being dependable and responsible volunteers. If a student makes a commitment to be at a particular place at an arranged time to do a task, the student needs to fulfill that commitment. Those who rely on others for transportation must take that into consideration when making a commitment. If a student is unavoidably prevented from keeping an appointment, the contact person should be notified well in advance and the service time should be rescheduled if possible.
For any questions regarding community service, please contact the School Counseling office.
Looking for Volunteer Opportunities?
Opportunities to serve include Patient Units, Transportation, Wellness Center, Gift shop, Nutritional Services, Lab, and Emergency Dept. leadership office.
- Must be at least 16 years of age
- Register and complete the New Volunteer Online Orientation
- Fill out the online application here
- Gather required documents
- Set up an interview
Looking for a socially distant way to give back to your community? Our campuses have some projects available that can be completed safely (beautification, planting, etc.)!
Groups can be as small as 2-3 people or up to 10-12. Gather your family or your office for a day of service. This could also be a great opportunity for teens looking to fulfill their community service requirements for high school or bright futures!
Email our Community Engagement Manager Rachel Cohen at email@example.com to get involved! Make sure to include the number of volunteers and preferred campus, so we can get you all set to be a UCP Volunteer Hero.
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