Bishop Canevin High School

Volunteer Opportunities

Click here for the 2012-13 Service/Volunteer Form

Volunteer Information: 2012-13 forms are available in the office. These forms are available in your Religion class and the BC handbook. 8th grade students entering BC this fall may begin their hours after their graduation. Transfer students may begin after their final day of class in the former school.

Students that owe service hours were clearly informed by their Religion teachers. All OWED service hours must be completed this summer and require a coordinator's signature on letterhead in addition to the school service form. Students who do not complete their service requirements will be under review for status as a returning student.

The BC service year concludes during the first week of May when you submit your April hours. All Religion teachers have reviewed the service requirements, forms, due dates, etc with their classes. If you have a particular concern about your totals, please schedule an appointment to review your status with your Religion teacher. It is the student's responsibility to keep a copy and file of all service hours for future reference.

NEW volunteer opportunities for 2012-2013 will be announced at school during daily annoouncements and posted on the website.

Sample VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES from 2011-2012:

Holy Trinity gym Sunday July 17 - help move flea market items for the festival from 2pm and on. ??? call 412 787 0121

FESTIVALS, FESTIVALS, FESTIVALS - CALL THE CHURCH, CHECK THE PARISH BULLETIN Many will accept the help of BC students, even if it is not your parish - Don't wait, many students are anxious to complete their hours during the summer. You may have some competition!

Keep in touch with your parish and elementary school during the year. Call ahead to offer your help as a volunteer in the cafeteria, the office, a classroom or for a special project. This can easily be done on a day that BC does not have school or on an early dismissal afternoon. Remember to be a school volunteer, you must plan in advance and have permission to be in the school on the days that you are available. Call your school now to assist with end of the year. LOOK FOR END OF THE YEAR, SUMMER, AND BACK TO SCHOOL PROJECTS!

SSJ Parish Festival July 14-16 Bishop Canevin students are needed for this annual summer event. July 9 - set up begins and continues throughout the week. Work at the festival - July 14,15, 16. Volunteer for the tear down - July 17. Sign up NOW by contacting Mrs. Cunningham 412 279 8442 or . BC students have been an important part of this festival for years; please continue the tradition of service to this parish.

AGH Volunteer Program Thinking about a career in healthcare? Volunteer first! Contact or call 412 359 3067 for an application packet. You will earn a minimum of 60 hours of service this summer. The Junior volunteer program is open to high school students - 16-18 years of age (with or without healthcare career goals). Check out the volunteer opportunities at Allegheny General Hospital as soon as possible. Volunteers provide service during June, July, and August.

The Western Pennsylvania Humane Society accepts volunteers throughout the year. provides excellent information for potential volunteers

Student/Parent volunteers are needed to assist with computer labs. Also, the cleaning, painting and organizing of the IT office will be on the schedule e-mail call school at 412 922 7400 #23 Mr. Nick Sinagra 412 860 4895 REMEMBER: 15 of your 30 hours of service can be "in school"

Please help with the maintenace of our beautiful campus grounds all year:
Parents and students - The entry gardens, green areas located around the school or select any area of our campus for general clean up, weeding, raking, etc any outside help would be appreciated. Just leave a message - 412 922 7400 #28 - of the area you selected and time you gave. Mrs. Reinhart will sign your volunteer forms. Great opportunity for 5 financial aid hours or 15 "in school" hours possible to help complete your yearly requirements of 30 hours Thank you to the students and families who have given hours of their time and labor to maintain the many, many green areas of our campus your "give something back" hours and efforts are noticed and appeciated

Lend a Hand - Volunteer at the Central Blood Bank Contact Janet O'Brien 412 209 7220 or visit

Heartland Hospice is seeking volunteers to assist in the Green Tree office with bulk mailings, patient charts, Memorial Service & Support Group preparation as well as hospice patient companions. 412.928.2126 or

Chartiers Boys and Girls Club Washington Avenue, Carnegie many volunteer opportunities are available throughout the year call Mr. Pochciol at the Boys and Girls Club 412 276 3151

Crafton Public Library Contact Mrs. Robinson now if you are interested in serving as a volunteer during the summer / the school year 412 922 6817

Many year-long volunteer opportunities are available through the Greater Pgh Community Food Bank Summer daily, Saturday and special events are regularly available call 412 460 3663 #301



Gone for now, but may inspire you TO AN EARLY START NEXT YEAR....

Examples from 2010-2011

BCHS Library Assistance Needed Call MRS. RAKACZKY 412 922 7400 Call #26 and leave a message or stop at the library. Assistance is often needed through the school day and immediately after school until 3:30. Check with Mrs. Rakaczky for end of the year needs asap!


St. Margaret Super Bingo - May 21 Set-up (starting at 4:30 p.m. – volunteers will be needed to get tables in order, set up chairs, and make sure other supplies are ready for the evening) Clean-up (starting at 11:00 p.m. – volunteers will be needed to pick up around the cafeteria, collect garbage and pick up chairs) Runners (starting at 6:00 p.m. – volunteers will be needed to run food orders from the kitchen) Anybody interested in helping can contact Gina Whitehair at 412-381-4413

Pittsburgh Folk Festival (May 13 -15, including during the day on Friday) Contact Mrs. Zatek during business hours asap at 412 255 2600 for more information or speak with our AGH trainer, Danitza Nicklow

Crafton Library annual book and bake sale. 4/28,29,30. and 5/2, 3, and 4. Contact the Crafton Library asap

St. Philip Parish is requesting the help of BC students to assist in their annual fish fry. Please call 412 922 6300 or contact

Volunteers are needed at Guardian Angels Parish - Spaghetti Dinner, March 20, 2011, help needed 3pm - 6:30 pm - Also set up help is needed on Saturday. Sunday assist with serving and take down help. Contact Mrs. Zukowski @ 412 922 2478 - responsible, dependable and mature BC students are needed!

Information runners are needed for a Forensics tournament (8am - 12 pm) on Saturday, February 26 at BC, hosted by St. Philip School. Please contact Mrs. Huth at St. Philip as soon as possible. You may use this as either community or school related service hours.

Sunday, February, 13 - use BC main entrance>conference room, HELP IS NEEDED 1PM-4PM assisting with a mailing for the auction. Use as three hours of in school service for students or three hours of financial aid service for parents or students.

BLSSMA is hosting their annual cheerleading competition this Saturday, March 5, from 8 am - 3 pm. Volunteers are needed for general guest information areas, videotaping of the event and food and table services. Contact Mrs. Gestiehr today 412 443 1727 after 4 pm.

Volunteers are needed for The Bell Tower Ball, a fundraiser for St. Philip Church in Crafton. The event will be held on Saturday, February 12, 2011, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Crafton. Great job - Emily, Danielle and Samantha!

St. Margaret Parish has two important volunteer opportuities available beginning the first week of December, 2010 - see BC daily annoucements for details.

The American Cancer Society will be having it's 1st annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Event at Heinz Field on 10/16/10 and there is a lot of work to be done to prepare. There will be some larger projects so hopefully anyone who is interested will be able to earn service hours. Dependable, responsible and mature students are needed for this project. The American Cancer Society (Bilmar Drive, Kennedy Twp) is looking for volunteers to work on various projects throughout the summer associated with Pittsburgh's first annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Interested students should contact Kristen Cain at CONTACT MRS. CAIN FOR OTHER PROJECTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

I would like to extend a volunteer oppurtunity to your students. I am in charge of the St.Malachy Festival games this October 7-9. If anyone is intersted they can contact me. Diana Messner / (412)331-7154 /

Great opportunity to help with the final stages of the landscaping of our beautiful new entry courtyard and grotto this summer! Posted now - - Monday, July 26 blog entry, check for details for this event beginning Monday, August 16 at 8AM

Another day added to help with school landscaping- Tuesday August 17, ending approximately 5 pm wear old, comfortable clothing and sturdy, protective shoes bring water and lunch! WOW! The transformation is amazing - be part of it!

ANOTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY Volunteers are needed at Guardian Angels Parish - Spaghetti Dinner, March 20, 2011 - Set up, serving and take down help is needed, contact Darlene @ 412 921 9463 - responsible, dependable and mature BC students are needed!

St. Margaret of Scotland Fish Fry is in need of student volunteers. The Fish Fry will be held every Friday during Lent (EXCEPT GOOD FRIDAY) from 3:50-7:30. Contact Mrs. Lopata at 412 921 2411 or to volunteer.



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