Christian Service Requirement for Freshmen

Post Stephanie Villanueva '98

Our patron, St. Francis of Assisi, was a man of peace who built bridges. His desire for justice and peace among God’s people and creation came from his encounters with others. Our direct service requirements model his work. This means you are in direct contact with the people or organizations they are helping. Some good service opportunities include tutoring, visiting the elderly, serving food to those in need, and coaching or mentoring children.

The service period for this school year is June 1, 2023, to March 3, 2024. Your annual service requirement is incremental, meaning you must meet the quarterly or semester benchmarks listed below.

  • Friday, October 13th: at least 3 hours
  • Wednesday, December 20th: at least 6 total hours
  • Friday, March 8th: at least 10 total hours

Freshmen are required to volunteer for at least two non-profit organizations this year. Here is a list of approved organizations. You can also use the “Discover” feature in MobileServe to identify service opportunities. Ms. Villanueva will email you about upcoming and ongoing ways to earn service credit. We highly encourage you to sign up for these opportunities because they do not require an orientation, and parents do not need to volunteer with you. 

MobileServe is the app we use to track student service hours. You can download it to your phone or go to An account has been set up for you using your Troubiemail address. When you receive an email from Team MobileServe on June 6th to activate your account, please respond. 

Details about your service and one type of verification must be added for your service log to be accepted. Verification options for time logs are listed below:

  • Supervisor Signature and location verification: Enter Supervisor name AND Supervisor signature AND Geo-verification (“Attach My Location”)
  • Email verification: Enter the supervisor’s name and email address within MobileServe. Ask the supervisor if they are willing to follow up on the email.
  • Photos and location verification: Upload a picture of you performing the service described in the “Tell Your Story” section AND Geo-verification (“Attach My Location”)

Important: Activities that do not meet the criteria for service credit include fundraisers, collections, advocacy, and making items from home and then delivering them to an organization. See Christian Service FAQs for more information on service expectations.

Students who complete 100 or more hours by the end of Quarter 3 will receive a Christian Service Award. Extra hours do not carry forward.