Community Service

“Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you? And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’”
-Matthew 25:37-40

SERVING PEOPLE IN NEED (SPIN)

SPIN, or Serving People In Need, is the Christian Service program at Archbishop Murphy High School. Rooted in the Gospel call of Matthew 25, Catholic Social Teaching, and the teaching of the Corporal Works of Mercy, this program is founded on the personal relationships formed through service encounters.

Students at Archbishop Murphy High school serve their communities with thousands of service hours. The Serving People In Need (SPIN) program provides students with important opportunities for personal growth, community involvement and development of compassion for others.

Each year, students are required to complete 24 hours of service working in partnership with marginalized communities. This requirement is designed to put students in direct relationship with people marginalized by society as it teaches what it means to be a Christlike leader in the world today; a person who seeks justice for those who experience injustice.

Students primarily complete this requirement through direct service, although some hours can be indirect. Direct service requires students to work directly with the populations served, or through face-to-face volunteer encounters. All other hours not directly engaging with people face-to-face, such as filing paperwork or stocking shelves, are classified as indirect service. All service must be done at an accredited, non-profit agency that has been pre-approved by Campus Ministry.


SERVICE HOUR REQUIREMENTS

Grade

Total Hours

Direct Hours

Maximum Indirect Hours

9th Grade

24

10

14

10th Grade

24

14

10

11th Grade

24

16

8

12th Grade

24

18

6

*All 24 hours of service can be completed through direct hours, however there is a limit to the amount of indirect hours that can be logged for credit.

ORGANIZATIONAL APPROVAL FORM