Christopher Columbus High School

A Catholic School for Young Men in the Marist Tradition since 1958
Faith & Service

Service Opportunities

Need Hours?

There are many ways to volunteer and collect hours towards your Christopher Columbus High School graduation requirement. Below you will find some opportunities that go on throughout the school year as well as on specific dates/times. For more information and volunteer requirements, please refer to the Christian Service page or contact Br. Tom Long.

    Volunteer Opportunities

    List of 13 items.

    • Christmas Project Still Needs Volunteers!

      SIGN-UP AT:
       
       
      TO GET CCHS SERVICE HOURS CREDIT:
      • Print the attached form and complete attached form: lines 1 - 11.
      • Obtain a signature of a Team Joy official: lines 12-14.  
      • Make and keep a copy for your records
      • Submit the original completed and signed form to Brother Tom.
       
      ---------- Forwarded message ---------
      From: Brother Tom Long <tlong@columbushs.com>
      Date: Fri, Aug 24, 2018 at 11:10 AM
      Subject: 2018-19 SERVICE OPPORTUNITY (1): Help send Christmas gifts to poor children around the world

      QUESTIONS:
      Email Tara Bartos tbartos@crosscatholic.org
       
      WHAT:
      Cross Catholic Outreach:
      "Team Joy" project to send Christmas packages to impoverished children in 5 developing countries
       
      WHEN:
      Saturdays: August 25 - October 27
      9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
       
      WHERE:
      3365 NW 97th Avenue
      Doral, Florida  33172
       
      DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE ACTIVITY:
      Volunteers are needed to coordinate and build project leader kits, stuff envelopes, and folders,all while having fun and feeling the joy of Christmas. 
       
      TO VOLUNTEER:
      Go to: 
       
      TO GET CCHS SERVICE HOURS CREDIT:
      • Print the attached form and complete attached form.
      • Obtain a signature of a Team Joy official: lines 12-14.  
      • Make and keep a copy for your records
      • Submit the original completed and signed form to Brother Tom.
    • Little Lighthouse Foundation - 27 Volunteer Opportunities in October

    • Walk to end Alzheimer's

      QUESTIONS:
      Contact Emma Rivas - Vazquez
       
      WHAT:  
      Alzheimer's Association:  Walk to End Alzheimer's 
       
      WHEN: 
      Saturday, November 3
      Registration: 7:30 am

      WHERE:
      1075 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132
       
      VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES:
      Volunteers will be participating in a walk around museum park to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer's disease 
       
      TO VOLUNTEER:
      How to sign-up:  
      Go to: http://act.alz.org/goto/carrollton
       
      To Get CCHS Service Hours Credit:
      • Print the attached form and complete attached form.
      • Obtain an agency official signature.  
      • Make and keep a copy for your records
      • Submit the original completed and signed form to Brother Tom.
    • Two Events to Support Families With Diabetes

      QUESTIONS? OR TO VOLUNTEER:
      Email Ivette Jimenez:  
       
      WHAT:
      The Gingerbread House is a non-profit organization providing support to families with a diabetic member.  They need help with two events:

      WHEN & WHERE:
      Saturday, November 3
      10:00am - 5:00 pm. 
       
      Ms. Jiminez's Home:  
      10430 SW 207 St.  
       
      DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE ACTIVITY:  Volunteers will be creating carnival style game.  Adult supervision will be present.  
       
      WHEN & WHERE: 
      Saturday, December 8
      12pm - 9pm 
      Shorter shifts can be arranged
       
      Palmetto Bay Park 
      17535 SW 95 Ave.
      Palmetto Bay, Fl 33157  
       
      DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE ACTIVITY:  Helping to build and decorate gingerbread figures, attend to non electrical games (such as Can Toss etc) or  help with refreshments.     

      TO GET CCHS SERVICE HOURS CREDIT:
      • Print the attached form and complete attached form.
      • Obtain an agency official signature.  
      • Make and keep a copy for your records
      • Submit the original completed and signed form to Brother Tom.
       
    • Healthy Kids Running (Five Sundays: Oct - Dec)

      QUESTIONS? 
      Contact Nathalie Vazquez:
       
      WHAT:
      Healthy Kids Running Series
      Introduces children (PreK -Grade8)  to the world of running in a fun, motivational and positive environment while also bringing awareness to the increasing numbers in childhood obesity. Children compete in a 5-week series (1 race per week).
       
      WHEN:
      1 PM - 6 PM each date:
      • October 21
      • October 28
      • November 4
      • November 18
      • December 3 
       
      WHERE:
      Tamiami Park Soccer Field #3
      11201 SW 24th Street
      Miami
       
      DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE ACTIVITIES:
      Volunteers are needed for registration, group captains, pre-race stretching, pacers,etc.
       
      TO VOLUNTEER:
      Sign up online:
        
      TO GET CCHS SERVICE-HOURS CREDIT:
      1. Print the attached form and complete attached form.
      2. Bring it with you to the event.
      3. Have it signed by an official of Healthy Kids Running Series
      4. Submit the completed form to Brother Tom.
    • Weekends at Miami Children's Museum

      WHAT:
      Miami Children's Museum
       
      WHERE:
       
      WHEN:
      Saturdays and Sundays 
      10am to 2pm 
      or 
      2pm to 5pm
       
      DESCRIPTION OF VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES:
      • Gallery Gurus: You will have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of the daily operations of the Museum as you interact with our guests. Gallery gurus are responsible for ensuring our guests have the best experience possible. 
      • Birthday Buddy: Help children celebrate their birthdays at the Museum. 
      • Art Studio Volunteer: Help our Studio Artist in our art studio. Prep art activities for our visitors and outreach programs. 
      • Exhibits Volunteer: Be a part of the creativity and dynamic processes behind the success of the Museum experiences. Imagine, plan, develop, design and test the always changing exhibits. 
       
      OTHER INFORMATION: 
      Volunteers must be 16 years old minimum
      The next volunteer orientation is October 21st from 10:00am to 11:30am
       
      QUESTIONS? OR TO VOLUNTEEER:
      Email: Anais Rodriguez

      TO GET CCHS SERVICE-HOURS CREDIT:
      Print the attached form and complete attached form.
    • Blue Missions 2019

      Applications for Blue Missions 2019 opens on October 1st at 4 pm. 
       
      Information Sessions
      Blue Missions will hold two information sessions.  Learn how to apply on time and correctly to secure a spot. 
      • Informational Session #1: September 12 at 7 pm
      • Informational Session #2: September 24 at 7:30 pm 
      Both sessions will be held at:
      BLUE Headquarters 
      The Shops of Sunset Place (First Floor)
      5701 Sunset Drive Suite #128, South Miami.
       
      Questions?
      Contact Blue Missions Program Director Nicole Aguirre 
    • Little Lighthouse Foundation

      Service Opportunities with the Little Lighthouse Foundation
      Dates, Times, Locations Vary
       
      For Information and/or to Volunteer:
      Go to: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/main_enroll.asp?studioid=17585&tg=&vt=&lvl=&stype=&view=&trn=0&page=&catid=&prodid=&date=9%2f4%2f2018&classid=0&prodGroupId=&sSU=&optForwardingLink=&qParam=&justloggedin=&nLgIn=&pMode=0&loc=1
       
      TO GET CCHS SERVICE HOURS CREDIT:
      • Print the attached form and complete attached form.
      • Obtain an agency official.  
      • Make and keep a copy for your records
      • Submit the original completed and signed form to Brother Tom.
    • Volunteer with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (Miami Chapter)

      QUESTIONS:
      Contact: Celi Colon (High School Volunteer Coordinator)
      305-665-2540

      WHAT:
      The NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Miami chapter is looking for high school students to commit a minimum of 3 hours of community service per week per semester. 
       
      WHERE:
      N.A.M.I. Miami Offices
      299 Alhambra Circle
      Suite 224
      Coral Gables 33134
       
      VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
      Office Assistant (weekdays only)
      Walk / 5K (Inaugural Walk in 2019 anticipated, but Committees have not started yet)
      Graphic Designer - Prepare posters, flyers, brochures, etc. – knowledge of canvas and Photoshop
      Film maker - Develop and make very short Films/PSA’s (must have some film experience)
       
      TO VOLUNTEER:
      Email completed application with a resume (if you have one) to: namiofmiami@gmail.com 
      Please include "High School Volunteer" in email subject line.
        
      TO GET SERVICE-HOURS CREDIT:
       
      Use the CCHS Service Hours Standard Document
      CCHS does not accept agency-issued documents.
       
    • Morningstar Volunteers (Year-round)

      QUESTIONS:
      Call:  305-238-4367

      WHAT:
      Morningstar Renewal Center
      Kitchen help needed.
       
      WHEN:
      Various Breakfast, lunch and dinner shifts available.
      Complete details of shift times is found on their online volunteer page (see link below).
      WHERE:
      Morningstar Renewal Center
      7275 SW 124 St, Pinecrest, 33156
       
      DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE ACTIVITIES:
      Help with meal service during retreats: servers and dish washers. 
       
      TO VOLUNTEER:
      Sign up online at:
      https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/1564981/false#/invitation

      TO GET CCHS SERVICE HOURS CREDIT:
      1. Print the attached form.
      2. You complete lines 1-7.
      3. Obtain a signature of an agency official (lines 8-10).
      4. Make and keep a copy for your records.
      5. Submit the original completed and signed form to Brother Tom.
       
      NOTE WELL: Use the form to the right. A form provided by the event sponsors may not contain the information CCHS requires for you to receive credit.
    • Help Feed the Homeless at Grove Outreach (Saturday Mornings)

      QUESTIONS?  OR TO VOLUNTEER:
      Contact Ms. Iziar Rivera
      Phone: 786-405-3447
       
      WHAT:
      Grove Outreach is a food pantry that provides "food packages" to homeless people.
       
      WHEN:
      Saturday Mornings
      6:00 am - 8:00 am
       
      WHERE:
      Grove Outreach
      3749 Grand Avenue
      Coconut Grave, FL  33133
       
      DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE ACTIVITY:
      Packing and helping to distribute food packages.

      TO GET CCHS SERVICE-HOURS CREDIT:
      1. Print the downloadable forms to the right.
      2. Bring it with you to the event.
      3. Have it signed by an official of The Little Lighthouse Foundation
      4. Submit the completed form to Brother Tom.
      NOTE WELL: Use the forms to the right. A form provided by the agency may not contain the information CCHS requires for you to receive credit.
    • Palmetto Subacute Care Center

      FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO VOLUNTEER:
      • Read attached booklet.
      • Volunteer application is on last page of attached booklet.
      • Contact:
      WHAT:
      Palmetto Subacute Care Center  is a 95-bed Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitative Facility that cares for patients with post-acute and chronic illness.
       
      WHERE:
      7600 Southwest 8th Street, 
      Miami, FL 33144

      DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES:
      Various opportunities to work directly with patients.  See attached booklet for more information.
       
      NOTE:
      Only hours of direct care for patients is eligible for CCHS credit. 
       
      TO RECEIVE SERVICE HOURS CREDIT:
      Use the forms to the right.
    • Help Send Christmas Gifts to Poor Children Around the World

      QUESTIONS:
      Email Tara Bartos tbartos@crosscatholic.org
       
      WHAT:
      Cross Catholic Outreach:
      "Team Joy" project to send Christmas packages to impoverished children in 5 developing countries
       
      WHEN:
      Saturdays: August 25 - October 27
      9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
       
      WHERE:
      3365 NW 97th Avenue
      Doral, Florida  33172
       
      DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE ACTIVITY:
      Volunteers are needed to coordinate and build project leader kits, stuff envelopes, and folders,all while having fun and feeling the joy of Christmas. 
       
      TO VOLUNTEER:
      Go to: 
       
      TO GET CCHS SERVICE HOURS CREDIT:
      • Print the attached form and complete attached form.
      • Obtain a signature of a Team Joy official: lines 12-14.  
      • Make and keep a copy for your records
      • Submit the original completed and signed form to Brother Tom.
    Christopher Columbus High School | 3000 SW 87 Avenue | Miami, FL 33165 | (305) 223-5650
    Christopher Columbus High School is a private, Roman Catholic, college-preparatory high school, conducted by the Marist Brothers of the Schools. We aim to make Jesus Christ known and loved, as we prepare young men for higher education and for their continuous challenge of harmonizing faith, culture and life. We foster a family spirit among all who are committed to the success of the school and promote opportunities to work together as a community of learners. 

    Columbus is fully accredited by AdvancEd and a member of the National Catholic Educational Association.