Christian Service Learning

Blanchet Catholic School seeks to provide students with the opportunity to grow beyond the classroom through Christian service learning. To graduate with a Blanchet Catholic School diploma high school students must complete 10 hours of service per year and mid high students must complete 5 hours per year. In addition to the hours outside of the classroom, students are expected to participate in an all-school service day and class service experience. Each grade level is assigned a theme and class experiences will be in those particular areas. Blanchet students donate over 6,000 hours of service each year to school, civic and church organizations in the greater Salem area. The service program is organized through the school's Religion Department. Contact Campus MinisterDanielle Wise for further information.

SERVICE THEMES BY GRADE LEVEL:

  • 6th Grade: A variety of service projects are completed as a class
  • 7th Grade: Environment
  • 8th Grade: Human Dignity
  • 9th Grade: At-Risk Youth
  • 10th Grade: Elderly
  • 11th Grade: Poverty
  • 12th Grade: Senior Service Learning Project

More Information about Service Opportunities


Student Service Log


Ongoing Service Opportunities

Mission: Nurturing homes for teen girls who are pregnant or parenting their babies.  A program of Catholic Community Services (ccswv.org)

Volunteers are needed to work with kids, clerical support and special events. 

Contact: Michael O'connell - moconnell@ccswv.org or 503-393-2843

Serves free neighborhood meals every Wednesday.

Contact: Carrie Maheu - carrie@salemlf.org or 503-559-5677

City of Salem Parks cares for 46 developed parks covering 1600 acres. Volunteers needed for park cleanup and adopt a stream. Groups encouraged.

Contact: Tibby Larson - 503-589-2197 or talarson@cityofsalem.net

1460 20th St. SE. Bldg 14
Salem, OR 97302

State agency responsible for protecting and enhancing Oregon's fish and wildlife and other habitats. Various projects, e.g., create bear bait for bear population study, adopt a wood duck box, relocate fingerling trout.

Contact: Donna Schultz - 541-757-5255 or donna.l.schultz@state.or.us

7118 NE Vandenberg Ave.
Corvallis, OR 97330

Serves poor children and their families through three mission programs in southern Mexico. Local opportunities include helping with mailings, events and other projects.

Contact: Fill out volunteer form online at friendsofpimpollo.org

Promotes home ownership by building homes and partnership with local hard working families in need of adequate, affordable housing. 

Opportunitites range from swinging a hammer at a construction site to helping customers in ReStore retail outlet for building materials. 

Contact: 503-364-6642, waiver and volunteer application available online at www.salemhabitat.org

Become a mentor for a Highland Elementary student. Meet with your student for one hour each week. Highland School Reading Buddies Program. Read with first and second grade students. Buddies meet every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. at Highland.

Contact: Yolanda Solis -Outreach Coordinator 503-399-3336

Engage faith communities to provide a safe, warm shelter for families while they seek permanent housing, salemihn,org

Day center opportunities are typically during school hours, but central office may have other projects

Contact - volunteer@salemihn.org or fill out online application

Working to prevent child abuse and neglect, familybuildingblocks.org. 

Working with kids, clerical, clothing closet and other events.

Contact: Jenn - 503-566-2132 ext. 221 or sign up online

Leading the fight to end hunger in Marion and Polk counties. Volunteer opportunities include: warehouse work, food sorting, group opportunities for project work such as gardening and food drives

Contact: Janet Spingath - 503-581-3855 ext. 311 or jspingath@marionpolkfoodshare.org

1660 Salem Industrial Drive NE

Oregon Right to Life advocates for the most vulnerable human beings whose right to life is denied or abridged under current law. We work to reestablish protection for all innocent human life from conception to natural death.

Contact: Sharon Hodson 503-585-7856

Phone: 503-463-8563
Fax: 503-463-8564
Address: 4335 River Rd N, Keizer, OR 97303

Promotes better future for wildlife. Short and long term opportunities available including summer Zooteens program. 

Contact: 503-525-4273 or send an email at oregonzoo.org

Volunteers ages 13-17 are encouraged to become part of our Youth Program, which offers meaningful opportunities for education, training and community service.

We know that youth make a difference. They are a vital resource bringing energy, innovation and inspiration to the American Red Cross and our goal is to provide them with meaningful opportunities for education, training and volunteer service so that they remain a part of the Red Cross family throughout their lives.

Contact:   Dave Robinson  503-779-1270

City operated facility that provides meals, volunteer opportunities and recreation for area senior citizens. Help needed for events and activities volunteering along seniors.

Contact: Director Marilyn Daily - 503-588-6303 or mdaily@cityofsalem.net

 

Improving health and well being of the people and communities served. Be a hospital volunteer and explore a medical career. Must be 14 yrs. or older and in good academic standing. 3hrs per week for 6 months is required.

Contact: Volunteer Services - 503-561-5277

665 Winter St. NE, Building B

Our mission is to transform the community neighborhood working with local churches, volunteers and civic leaders. Various opportunities are available for neighborhood service and senior projects.

 Contact: Carrie Maheu - 503-559-5677 or carrie@salemlf.org

Oregonians volunteering to improve the enviornment. Calendar of volunteer projects at solv.org/volunteers_calendar.esp

Statewide events including litter cleanup, removal of invasive species, and planting native species.

Contact: Briana Goodwin - 503-844-957 ext. 332 or briana@solv.org

Solv.org

5196 NE Elam Young Pkwy, Suite B
Hillsboro, OR 97214

St. Germaine Pregnancy Support Center is a nonprofit, Catholic/Christian organization, staffed by volunteers, that provides:

  • Free, confidential pregnancy testing
  • Referrals for the Oregon Health Plan and local services
  • Pro-life counseling
  • Children’s and maternity clothing
  • Informational pamphlets
  • Newborn layettes
  • Diapers

Contact: Kathi Van Luew at 503-363-2525

Hours of Operation:
Every Mon & Tues - 1pm - 4pm, Every Wednesday 11am - 2pm
2nd & 4th Thursday - 1pm - 4pm, 
Every Fri - 10am - 1pm

Address:
3857 Wolverine St NE Suite 2-C
SalemOR97305

Ministry of the Benedictine Sisters of Mt. Angel, responding to unmet needs for food and shelter.  

Volunteer needs include Christmas drive for warm clothing, work in garden, and food colllection.

Contact: 503-845-6147 or sjshelter@mtangel.net

The Swegle Boys & Girls Club Branch opened its doors in 1994 through a partnership with Salem-Keizer Public Schools. It is located at Swegle Elementary School. In 2010, the Swegle Club expanded to include a dedicated Teen Center.  Be Great by 8th Program needs juniors and seniors to tutor & mentor middle school students after school. 

Contact the Boys & Girls Club for more information: (503) 581-7383

 

A Christ-centered ministry providing meals, shleter and other services to homeless and hurting men, women and children.

Volunteer opportunities include, reception, data entry, and serving meals.

Contact - judil@ugmsalem.org or 503-362-3983

To protect and restore flows in Oregon rivers to sustain the native fish, wildlife and people who depend on healthy rivers.
Write letters to editor and politicians in support of sound water policy.

Contact - info@waterwatch.org or 503-295-4039