As the gap between the rich and the poor expands worldwide, it is Bishop Verot’s goal to teach our students to fight for social justice and embrace the marginalized of our society. Through religion class, retreats, Mass, and prayer we strive everyday to instill Christ’s love and compassion in our students and the entire Verot Family.
One of the greatest ways to impact and improve the larger community is through Christian service. Verot’s active Christian service policy holds each student responsible for their role in changing society. They must complete a minimum of 100 Christian service hours centered on “hands on” and direct experience with those in need over the course of four years. When we are exposed to the injustices that surmount our society and can truly identify with the marginalized, we seek change. Our hope is every student will have a life changing experience driving them to continue to serve the greater community beyond their time at Bishop Verot.
Last year alone, our students completed over 25,000 Christian service hours. The difference one person can make is significant, but the difference an entire community can make is overwhelming. As a Catholic school, our students should not only be ranked by their academic successes, but by their engagement with the marginalized of our society. It is our hope our Christian service policy helps to plant the seed of faith and love in the students of Bishop Verot.
For the Christian Service Policy and Requirements, including eligible service sites, please click here.
Please download the Christian Service Form.
Service Hour Requirements:
Freshmen and Sophomores - 20 hours
Juniors and Seniors - 30 hours
Hours exceeding the minimum requirement will not apply to the next school year. However, students may turn in more than the required amount if they would like them recorded.
Service Hour due dates for the 2022 - 2023 school year
*Summer Hours for all grade levels are due on Thursday, September 1, 2022.
Seniors - Friday, March 3, 2023
Juniors, Sophomores, and Freshmen - Friday, April 28, 2023
Reminders about turning in your service hours:
1) Use the BV service hours form
2) Fill it out completely including a signature and contact information for the supervisor
Service must be completed at an approved service site.
Approved Sites and Contact Information
All Diocese of Venice Parishes and Schools
Boys/Girls Club- 239-334-1886
Builders Care- 239-938-0056
Calusa Nature Center- 239-275-3435
Catholic Charities- (AFCAAM-239-461-0233 (After School Tutoring)
Catholic Charities-Casa Maria Soup Kitchen-239-657-6242 (Immokalee)
Children’s Home Society- 239-334-0222
Clare House-After School Tutoring-239-334-2234*
Coalition of Immokalee Workers- 239-657-8311
ECHO- (Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization) 239-543-3246
Habitat for Humanity- 239-652-0434 (Paula) www.habitat4humanity.org
Harlem Heights Organization / St. Columbkille – 239-489-3973 (Miriam Ortiz)
Harry Chapin Food Bank- 239-334-7007
Hope Hospice/ Thrift store- 239-652-1114
Humane Society of Lee Co.- 239-332-0364
LARC- 239-334-6285 x 229
Lee Memorial Hospital- 239-343-2388 / www.volunteerlee.org
Lee Health Park – 239-343-5055
Lifeline Family Center- 239-242-7238
Big Brothers/Big Sisters 239-278-0003
Shady Rest- 239-931-8401
Cypress Cove- 239-415-5100
The Woodlands- 239-574-8789
Heritage Park- 239-334-1091
Hidden Oaks- 239-939-1393
PACE Center for Girls – 239-425-2366 ext. 2316 / Molly Silverman
Public Library Lee Co.- 239-533-4800
Quality Life Center- 239-334-2797
Red Cross- 239-278-3401
Ronald Mc Donald House- 239-437-0202 / Laura Reagan
Salvation Army – 239-628-1422
Senior Friendship Center (The Dream team)- 239-275-1881
Soup Kitchen/ Meals on Wheels (CCMI)- 239-332-7687
Special Populations- 239-574-0574 (Laurie)
Special Equestrians- 239-226-1221
St. Vincent De Paul Society- 239-334-9225
St. Vincent DePaul Society – 239-274-0660
St. Columbkille Thrift- 239-489-4001
Tops Soccer-CCSA- 239-910-3845