Where can I serve?
You can serve at any non-profit agency on our pre-approved list on the AMHS website.
What if I know of an agency or project that is not on the pre-approved list?
Complete a Proposal for Christian Service Form and give it to your religion teacher at least two weeks before you start your service.
When can I start my service?
Service hours for each school year can begin after graduation. The service requirement can begin and be completed during the summer.
How do I keep track of my hours so that I am sure that I get credit?
Be sure to record your hours on a Time Card and Verification Form. Bring the form to your service site each day, and have an adult supervisor sign the form to verify the number of hours for the day. At the end of your service, an adult should sign the bottom of the form, verifying the total number of hours for the year.
What if I started or finished my hours over the summer and didn’t bring a timecard?
A typed letter describing the work that you did and the total number of hours served that is signed by an adult supervisor is sufficient.
Can I complete 80 hours freshman year and complete the graduation requirement?
No. You will complete 20 hours of service each of your four years at Archbishop Mitty.
Once I complete my initial 20 hours, may I serve at other agencies?
Yes. Your minimum 20 hours must be at one agency, but you are encouraged to serve as many hours as possible at any agencies of your choosing.
Can I work at the same agency all four years?
Since juniors and seniors must adhere to specific themes, you will most likely need to explore a different agency for these years.
Can I go back to my old school to do my service hours?
Yes, provided that you work directly with students and do not perform administrative or janitorial tasks. Tutoring and coaching meet the criteria for our service program, but filing and similar office work does not.
If another student already had an agency approved, do I still need to complete a project proposal?
Can I be a coach?
Once again, you are required to work directly with the children. Work such as maintaining fields or selling food and drinks in a snack shack does not earn service hours.
Can I perform my hours through fundraising events such as Relay for Life or the March of Dimes?
Only preparation and committee work for these events earn service hours, not time spent walking around a track or course. If you spend at least 20 hours as a leader who helps to organize dimensions of these events, that meets the service requirement.
If I play a sport, can I still do MICAH?
You will not be able to participate in MICAH during your season, as your practice times will conflict with the Wednesday afternoon service outings. Since there is a fall group and a spring group, be sure to apply for the group that fits your schedule.