Student Service Program

Student Service Program

During each of the four years at Venango Catholic High School, all students are required to perform a minimum of 25 hours of service per year, and to write a summarization paper after completion of those hours. The hours are non-cumulative per year and must be direct hours of service for the church, school, or community.

To count as service hours, activities must meet the following criteria:

  • The student must not receive any payment, monetary or otherwise, for any hours worked.
  • Hours that are part of a students normal chores, such as those normally required around the house, do not count.
  • Hours that are part of a court sentence or are mandated as a form of punishment or restitution do not count.
  • The hours must be recorded on a service project form and signed by the adult who was present at the place where the service was performed.
  • The completed service hours form must be turned in to each student’s academic advisor by no later than the date stated on the form.
  • Service hours completed as part of a parish confirmation program may be applied to the service program here at VCHS.
  • Hours must be served in all three areas of church, school, and community.
  • Fifteen hours must be completed by mid-January. The remaining 10 hours (25 total) plus the summarization paper must be completed by the end of March.