Christian Service

Christian Service Opportunities

The following service opportunities are available in our local community.  The churches are listed with their respective ministries that are in need of assistance.  Please note, "community service activities are not school activities and Cardinal Gibbons does not mandate or direct any specific location or locations in the community where these services are to be performed.  Students are free to select the location where they wish to perform community service so long as the location and the activity meet the requirements of the school.  Cardinal Gibbons does not operate or control the locations where students choose to perform community service and consequently the school, its agents, and affiliates do not assume responsibility for any injuries, damages, or losses incurred in the course of performing these services in the community.  Students perform these services at their own risk."

Heart and Sole Shoe Drive - Cross Country is having their annual gently used running shoe drive.  Please drop off any gently used running shoes from September 18 - September 29, to E104.  Students should have a service hour form with them to receive hours.  (indirect service)

Pumpkin Patch Volunteers and Fall Fest Volunteers - St. Coleman Catholic Church - is looking for students to volunteer with their annual pumpkin patch beginning October 8 - October 31.  Volunteer spots fill quickly, so please do not wait to sign up!  Fall Fest - students are needed to assist at this event on October 13th.  Please contact Maria Cardell for more information for either of these events:  (954) 868-6660.  (direct service)

St. Ambrose Catholic Church is looking for students who are interested in being a Teacher's Aide for Faith Formation.  Please contact Deacon Jerry McGuinn at for more information.

Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival - Students are needed to assist with this event.  Please use the link for more information:

Trunk or Treat - Christ Church - Students are needed to assist with this event.  Please use the link to sign up: 

Book Explorers - a program through the City of Ft. Lauderdale that trains teens to be mentors and read to 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade students after school.  If you are interested in volunteering, please visit  For questions, please contact Zoie Saunders at

Cafeteria Tray collection -  Seniors, for the first quarter, can earn direct hours for assisting the cafeteria by collecting trays (at least 10) at the end of your lunch period.  Students can earn 1 hour per stack (limit one hour per day) and you can earn a maximum of 10 hours per month.  Please be sure to use the sign in sheet in the back of the cafeteria to record your hours.  At the end of the month, Mrs. Eichholtz will add your hours.

Abandoned Pet Rescue (APR) - The organization is in need of volunteers to assist with the shelter chores, playing with the cats, etc. The complete list is in the Youth Volunteer Application which is included with the attached Volunteer Application.  Orientation is provided to all volunteers. Or you can go to their website: and look under volunteer.  All completed applications can be delivered to the shelter or emailed to  APR is located at 1137 NE 9th Ave. Fort Lauderdale, 33304.  Phone Number:  954-728-9010.

St. Ambrose Catholic Church - 380 S. Federal Highway, Deerfield Beach 33441. Contact:  Ann Murphy 954-427-2225.

St. Andrew Catholic Church and School - 9950 NW 29th Street, Coral Springs 33065  Contact:  Kathy or Dolly (School projects) 954-752-3950.

St. Coleman Catholic Church - 1200 S. Federal Highway, Pompano Beach, 33062. Contact:  Shannon Burns 954-942-3533; Need assistance with Faith Formation beginning September 11th.

Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church - 5980 University Dr., Parkland 33067 Contact:  Robert Perez (SVDP); Brown Bags for SVDP; Diaper Bank collection.

San Isidro Catholic Church - 2310 Hammondville Rd., Pompano Bch 33069.    Contact:  Patrick Cotter 917-371-8891; Thanksgiving Food Drive (CGHS).

Feeding South Florida Main Warehouse - 2501 SW Terrace, Pembroke Park 33023; Tuesday - Saturday - 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. ***Must register in advance to volunteer.

Poverello Center - 2056 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors 33305;                  Thrift Store 954-561-3663 ext 115; Must have parental supervision if under 18 years of age;  Food Pantry - Contact:  James Stevens 954-563-1299 ext 125.

Salvation Army - Contact:  The Salvation Ary of Broward County volunteer opportunities (food preparation and serving, and sorting and distribution for food pantry).

SVDP (St. Vincent de Paul) Thrift Store - 2323 N. Dixie Highway, Pompano Beach 33060; Contact:  954-942-2242; Assisting in the store.

SVDP Miami Warehouse - Packing and sorting food one Saturday a month.

Ft. Lauderdale Beach Clean Up - Contact:; no pre-registration necessary; second Saturday of every month from one (1) to four (4) hours 7:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. - MUST BRING A CGHS VOLUNTEER FORM.

Pompano Beach Pier - Contact:  954-786-4111; Ages 12 and up - MUST have parental supervision; first Sunday of every month 7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.  - MUST BRING A CGHS VOLUNTEER FORM.