“I give you a new commandment: love one another.
As I have loved you, so you also should love one another.”
– John 13:34
At the heart of the Christian life is Jesus’ call to love one another as God loves us. An essential part of loving others is to be of service, especially to those who are most in need: the poor, the elderly, the sick, and the marginalized. One important aspect of your education at Bishop McDevitt High School involves serving those around you. By doing so, you will learn a lot about yourself and about the joy that comes from being an authentic follower of Christ.
As you know, each Bishop McDevitt student is required to complete a total of 25 hours of Community Service each academic year. Below are the forms through which you can submit your community service hours for the 2020-2021 school year. Please submit each project or event under the form specific to your class.
*Update in regards to COVID-19:
Due to the pandemic, students are able to complete at-home service projects to count toward their service hours, including helping neighbors or family with yard work, tutoring siblings, neighbors etc.
Class of 2024: FRESHMEN
Class of 2023: SOPHOMORES
Class of 2022: JUNIORS
Class of 2021: SENIORS
Please note: these service forms can ONLY be accessed through McDevitt email accounts (@mcdevitths.org). If you are using any email accounts outside of McDevitt, you will be unable to access the forms.
To avoid any stress in waiting until the last minute to complete these hours, students are highly encouraged to focus on completing a few hours each month throughout the school year.
Ideas for service hours
Reach out to nursing homes, churches, schools, animal shelters, soup kitchens, etc. near you for opportunities
- Gardening or weeding in a park, at a church, school or community center, etc. (as long as you have permission)
- Spending time with the elderly
- Volunteering at walks, races, fundraisers, community events
- Picking up trash in a local park or along your block, etc.
- Helping to entertain kids at an after school program
- Tutoring fellow McDevitt students or students in other schools
- Altar serving
- Working in the school store, helping at school wide sporting activities or events.
*It can only count as service if you are not getting paid.
- Animal Shelters
- The Abington Art Center
- ARTZ Philadelphia: Program engages dementia patients to increase their quality of life through creative and art-based approaches
- Musicians and Singers needed for Hospice Patients in Rosemont
- Philly Freedom Library
- Habitat for Humanity
- Helping those who are Homeless
- Helping Those who are Intellectually Disabled
- The Franklin Institute: Select the “YOUTH: Apply here to Volunteer” Application
For any questions please see or contact Ms. Amy Saunders