Putting faith into action is a great way to serve others and to learn the value of community service. Each student at MCC is encouraged to leave the comfort zone of their daily lives by volunteering around our community.
Here is a list of current community service needs:
- A parshioner from St. John the Evangelist in Viera is working with an organization called “Helping Hands” to host an event to package 10,000 meals to send to Africa. Volunteers are needed on Saturday, April 29th from 10:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. to weigh rice and package the meals. Click here for additional details and the volunteer sign up
- Our Lady of Lourdes Vacation Bible School will be held June 12–16 from 9 a.m.– 12 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help design, decorate and build the Maker Fun Factory!
Sign-up at vbspro.events/p/events/oll. All volunteers 15 years and older require fingerprinting. Contact Patty Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 723-3636.
- Our Lady of Lourdes is looking for MCC students who are willing to visit OLL on a weekly basis to be a mentor to their students (helping with homework, teaching them to be a good role model, etc.). The mentoring shifts are from 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. All MCC students who take part in this opportunity will receive community service hours. If you are interested or have any further questions, please contact Mrs. Donna Witherspoon at email@example.com
- The Children's Society is seeking volunteers. They are located at 326 Croton Road. Please contact Sondee Lima at 752-3170 Ext. 237.
- InJoy Thrift Store is located at 3800 West New Haven Avenue. The sales from this store support the Brevard Rescue Mission. Volunteers are needed to sort donations, stock shelves and other fun opportunities. Work in an upscale, spacious, clean, uplifting Christian environment. Under 17 can volunteer if accompanied by an adult. Interested students should contact Denise, DeniseD@BrevardRescueMission.org
- Genesis House is looking for students to help with childcare and homework helpers on Wednesdays from 5:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. The facility is located in Melbourne. MCC students who are interested in helping with this great cause (and in earning volunteer hours) should contact Kelley Wixted at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Genesis House office at 984-8884.
- Teen Court is an innovative program which allows first-time juvenile offenders to come before their peers instead of going through the formal Juvenile Court System. A defendant, who has already admitted guilt to a misdemeanor charge, will have a sentencing hearing where student volunteers participate in the roles of attorneys, bailiff, clerk and jurors. The jurors will hear the facts of an actual criminal case and make a determination of the sanctions. Participation in the Teen Court program provides an opportunity for students to gain community service hours. Student volunteers must be between the ages of 13-18, who can demonstrate maturity and professionalism. They must also abide by the Teen Court Oath of Confidentiality.Teen Court is conducted at the Moore Justice Center Courthouse in Viera on Tuesday evenings, once to twice a month. Teen Court begins at 6:00 p.m. (volunteers should sign in at 5:30 p.m.) and is concluded by 8:30 p.m. or earlier. For more information about the Brevard County Teen Court program, please call 617-7294. Click here to obtain a brochure, schedule and application.
- Hospice of Health First - In addition to adult volunteers, they offer an opportunity for teens to earn community service hours by volunteering in Teens Linking Lives. This program provides students opportunities to embrace end of life issues by allowing them to positively experience life, death, caring and compassion. In this program, you may be able to put some of your best talents and hobbies to use...scrap booking, special events, birthday and anniversary celebrations, creating and delivering crafts and flowers to patients in skilled nursing facilities and at the William Childs Hospice House. Please contact Pamela Margut, 434-1781 or email@example.com, if you are interested in participating in this program.
- The Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida - Brevard Branch is growing rapidly. They have many volunteer opportunities available, please see below. If interested please contact Valerie Carl at 733-1600 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Light warehouse duties - inventory counting, light cleaning
Agency relations - warehouse and offsite duties
Bathroom fixtures changed out - faucets
Office help - this would be ongoing - not temporary
Meat sorting (3) categories (needed 3x per week)
Order pulling using the bar coding software
Painting - seasonal or as needed
Preparing for audits - deep cleaning of the warehouse once per quarter
- Melbourne Terrace - Flexible hours after school and on weekends working with activities director. Call 725-3990
- Daily Bread Thrift Shop - Monday - Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 676-2900. Click here to download application.