THEOLOGY SERVICE HOURS REQUIREMENTS: 

All Students give 5 volunteer hours in the Summer/Fall and again 5 hours during the Winter/Spring to the community - offering charity to those in need.  Failure to Serve Volunteer hours, Record those hours and then obtain Verification for the hours served into x2VOL will result in the lowering of the student's semester Theology grade by one full letter grade.

Deadlines:

summer/fall hours Wed, Nov. 30th before 3pm

winter/spring hours Wed, May 3rd before 3pm 

 

Requirements for Theology Service Hours:  (ALL STUDENTS)

All Students
1. Go to x2VOL.com
2. Log in with your pvipanther.net account
3. Follow the prompts

Activity:  Location of Service must include the full name/location where you volunteered and served your hours. (i.e.  "Sunrise Retirement at Reston" or "Catholic Charities CHRIST HOUSE")

Description:   What did you do? Describe what you did for service. If you volunteer weekly (CCD teacher aide or options Peer Mentor) give the date range in which you volunteered and the total number of hours for the date range.  For example: if you volunteer once a week for 1 hour each time, for 3 months - fill out one activity log. In the description give the range and hours served.  Total the three months and submit to your activity contact for verification.

Activity Contact:  This is the supervisor that you worked with (other than a parent or relative) you should have their namephone number and email address.  Contact your supervisor and let them know the email will be coming from the x2VOL system.  Make sure you type in the email address correctly.  Check your account and follow up if they do not respond.  You will need to give your Activity Contact plenty of time to receive the x2VOL verification email and to respond - DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE.  Logging hours immediately after the service is preformed is highly recommended.

Reflection:  Make sure you really reflect on what you did!  Think about how your volunteer activity helped you to serve others.  Did you learn anything about yourself?  Were you able to see Jesus in this work?  Do not write about WHAT you did rather tell us how this service helped you to grow. 

4. Obtain Verification BEFORE deadline

Requirement Details:  (BY GRADE LEVELS)

Freshman 

5 hours of community service to an approved organization or the PVI Community, outside of school hours
Service to a family members, including extended family or friends, does not fulfill the requirement.
Any and all volunteer hours to your parish church fulfill the Theology requirement.
All Service must be fulfilled outside of school hours (Peer Mentoring with Options is the only exception)
 

Sophomores

5 hours of community service to an approved organization (see list below)
Service must be outside of the PVI Community.
Service to a family members, including extended family or friends, does not fulfill the requirement.
Any and all volunteer hours to your parish church fulfill the Theology requirement.
All Service must be fulfilled outside of school hours (Peer Mentoring with Options is the only exception) 
 

Juniors and Seniors

5 hours of community service to an approved organization and having direct service work with people that are marginalized (poor, sick, disabled, elderly, children, alienated)
Service MUST be outside of the PVI Community for your Theology Service.
(Open houses, PVI Office help, set builds, MUST BE pre-approved by Campus Ministry only - this means approved before service is preformed)
Service to a family members, including extended family or for friends, does not fulfill the requirement.
Any and all volunteer hours to your parish church fulfill the Theology requirement.
Summer Camps:  Working with Children will fulfill the junior/senior requirement.
All Service must be fulfilled outside of school hours (Peer Mentoring with Options is the only exception)

 

 

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APPROVED SERVICE LOCATIONS

 

Adapted Aquatics
Catholic Charities such as:
     - Christ House
     - Loaves of Fishes
     - St Margaret of Cortona
     - St Martin de Porres
ECHO
Eddie's Club/Kyle’s Club
Embry Rucker Shelter
FACETS of Fairfax County 
Food for Others
House of Mercy
INOVA Hospital
Jill's House
Katherine K Hanley Shelter 
The Lamb Center
LINK - Herndon
Lorton Community Action Center
Lullaby Project
Military Hospitals
National Charity League
Northern VA Down Syndrome 
Northern VA Training Center
Nursing Homes such as:
- Fairfax Nursing
- Vinson Hall
-Greensprings
Options - Peer Mentoring
Parish/Church Outreach of any kind with your Youth Community, KofC, Malta, etc
- Altar Server/Lector
- Knights of Columbus
- Workcamp
- CCD Teachers/Aide
PVI Service Day - Nov 7 (must sign up)
Reston Interfaith
Ronald McDonald House
School—Head Start Program
S.E.R.V.E./NVFS
Special Olympics
Stop Hunger Now
St. Joseph PVI Boys Society
St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry
Sunrise Retirement Communities
Therapeutic Riding
Thrift Stores
WFCM- Western FFX Christian Ministries

 

GOAL: Students volunteer and give of their time through acts of service leading them to encounter the dispossessed or marginalized. They are asked to stretch beyond their comfort zone to become more aware of the difference each of them can make in the lives of others using their own unique God given talents. 

The fruit of a mature Christian life centered in prayer and the sacraments is service to others.  Service is an act of charity where the love of God is made real and the dignity of each and every individual is recognized.  Students are challenged to do acts of service leading them to encounter the dispossessed and marginalized, offering students the lifelong possibility of charity.  All Students are encouraged to work directly with a the poor, sick, disabled, alienated, dispossessed or marginalized.  Serving the needs of the poor and the needy, offers each student the unique opportunity to experience Christ in others.