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Community Service Opportunities

The Calvary Chapel High School community service requirement is as follows:

  • Students must complete 8 hours per semester.  
  • Community service hours cannot roll over from 1st semester and count towards the 2nd semester.
  • Community service is not complete until the student turns in the Community Service Form into the high school office on or before the day it is due. 
  • The form must be filled out completely and include the appropriate authorized signature.  Parents cannot sign for community service hours. 
  • The final day to turn in the 2nd semester community service form into the high school office is Friday, June 2nd.
  •  Any community service completed in the summertime will not count toward the 1st semester hours. Summer community service hours can however be turned in and logged for transcript purposes.
  • Please log into ParentsWeb, under Family Information and Choose your student's name. You will see a Tab for Service Hours which will show all Community Service hours that have been logged, with the exception of hours turned in over the past 24 hours.


For all/any community service opportunities students complete this semester that are NOT LISTED below, must be approved by Vanessa Gilia. You may contact her by email or in CCHS office Mondays & Fridays. Denial of community service will be given for the following reasons:

  1. Failure to turn in the Prior Approval Form for community service and volunteering somewhere that has not been approved.
  2. Failure to turn in the community service form on or before June 2, 2017. The denial of community service credit for the semester directly affects the Bible grade.
Reminder: When you volunteer with a non-profit organization or ministry, please make sure you contact them in advance because they may require you to fill out waiver forms and/or specific volunteer times.

Contact Information:

Name: Vanessa Gilia

Tel: 714-662-7485


**Approved List of Community Service Opportunities*****

Church Ministries: You may receive community service hours for serving for any ministry at your home church (i.e. worship, sound, ushering, hospitality, children's ministry etc). The ministry supervisor must verify that you serve on a regular (weekly, bi-monthly or monthly) basis with that ministry.

Serving at Schools: You will only receive 2 hours maximum per semester of community service for helping any staff member at any school. Exceptions are for school community events (i.e. Open House, Harvest Night, Team/Club Service etc.).

Makers and Creators: We just launched a new after school program for the MCA Elementary students. We meet on campus Thursday afternoons, from 3:15 to 5:15 in the Jr. High Quad Room 203. We are looking for High School students to come alongside to serve which will also help you with your Community Service Hours.

Hands of Hope: Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa ministry. Contact the church office 714-979-4422 Website: http//             

Crusades such as Harvest, Somebody Loves You, etc.(Attending the event does not count, but serving as a counselor, usher, parking attendant, etc. may)

Summer Vacation Bible School (any churches other than CCCM must have prior approval.. All must have description of tasks responsible for and supervisors signatures) Please note that this no longer meets the semester requirement.

Summer Camp Counselors (anything other than CCCM Jr. and Jr. High camps need prior approval.) Please note that this no longer meets the semester requirement.


Camp Joy

Pretend City Museum: Provide children with unlimited opportunities to develop creativity and learn through purposeful play. 29 Hubble, Irvine CA 92618 Website:

The Surf Rider Foundation: Beach clean up. Huntington Beach 2nd Saturday of each month from 8am-12pm at Bolsa Chica beach-tower #21. Seal Beach-4th Saturday of each month from 11am-2pm on 1st Street & Ocean Ave. Website: Email:

Share Our Selves: Helps those in need in the Orange County area. Website: 949-270-2132

Community Outreach, Santa Ana: After school programs, homeless Contact Wendy Leece, Council Member 949-241-7211 Email:

Operation Christmas Stocking: You will receive 4 hours maximum (1 hour each stocking) per semester The Chapel Store of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa and Joyful Life Women's Bible Study with Christian Missionary Pilots invite you to come and fill a Christmas Stocking that will be given to the children on the Indian Reservation in Southwestern US and Baja Mexico. Pick up your stocking and suggested gift list at the Chapel Store from Oct-Dec. Drop the completed stocking at the Chapel Store. Students must do the shopping. Please make sure stocking is full. You must staple your receipt to the community service form and turn it in to the High School Office.

Operation Christmas Child/Samaritans Purse: You will receive 1 hour of community service for every box you complete. You will only receive 4 hours maximum per semester. You must do the shopping yourself and you must turn in your receipt along with the community service form signed by the organization that collected the donation.

Canned Food Drive Donations: For every $10 you spend you will receive 1 hour of community service. You will only receive 4 hours maximum per semester. You must do the shopping yourself and you must turn in your receipt along with the community service form signed by the organization that collected the donation.

Heritage Museum: Cultural and natural history center Website: 714-540-0404

Camp Fire USA OC: The Orange County Council provides after school enrichment, teen programs, and summer camps for youth. Website: 714-547-5200

Youth Sports: You may receive community service hours for volunteering (not paid) as a coach, a referee, an umpire and a snack bar worker.

Jesus Club (Student-led): Every Wednesday from 3-5pm at the school on MCA playground. Contact Dylan Thorin 714-662-7485 Students will receive 1-1.5 hour(s) of service each week.

Ministries that pertain to the military (Armor of Light, Project Prayer Flag, etc. There are many more, make sure to get prior approval)

Firefighters For Christ-Lake Forest, Open weekdays Mon thru Friday 8-5pm and Tuesday nights 5-9pm     Contact: Steve Greenberg (949) 500-3061 Address: 29 Rancho Circle, Lake Forest, CA 92630

Angels for Christ Ministries

Angeltree Ministries

Special Olympics

Local Hospitals (Auxiliary staff, candy striping) Volunteer at your local hospital.

          Two are listed here: HOAG Hospital 949-764-4624, Fountain Valley Hospital 714-966-7200, CHOC

Ronald McDonald House of OC: Provides a comfortable and affordable "home away from home" for families shouldering the burdens associated with a child being treated at a nearby hospital. Phone: 714-639-3600 Website:

Local OC and LA Shelters

Animal Shelters/Humane Societies

OC Rescue Mission:Volunteer in Orange County in areas of guidance, counseling, education, job training, shelter, food, clothing, and health care. Check for information on how to volunteer.

Prepare and serve a meal at some of the smaller shelters in OC.  To find out more about this type of ministry, contact Sunday Garcia at (714) 290-7786

Winter Temporary  Shelters such as National Guard Armory in Santa Ana (open every night from Nov. 15-April 15.)  Contact Ashley at (714) 836-7188 to schedule.

The Dream Center: 213-273-7107

The Sheepfold Ministries (714) 237-1444

Working Wardrobes: Increase the self-sufficiency of individuals through community and corporate partnerships. Website:

Food Banks and Soup Kitchens: Volunteer to serve at a food bank. Call ahead to schedule a time to volunteer. Second Harvest Food Bank 949-653-2900, OC Food Bank 714-897-6670, Someone Cares Soup Kitchen 949-548-8861, Qoheleth Ministries 949-230-4518, or Red Wagon Ministry 714-330-3958 (Contact Ray Peterson) Mary's Kitchen 714-633-0444

Community Action Partnership (714) 897-6670

Joseph’s Storehouse ANAHEIM (sharing the gospel by providing the essentials of food and clothing) Contact: Mr. Souders (714) 366-1868

Convalescent and Assisted Living Ministry: Website (Contact Steve Mathein

Sunflower Gardens Convalescent Home: contact Donna King 714-662-7485

Mercy Ministries (ministry to the aging)

OC Hospice Care

Linus Project: Provides love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer "blanketeers". 949-723-4656 Website:

Paralysis Project of America (323) 663-6554  LB Intl. Bank Marathon

National Muscular Sclerosis Society  2008 Bay to Bay Bike Tour

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (949) 553-0363 Contact: Jennifer Long

Project Self Sufficiency: Supports motivated low-income single parent families to achieve economic independence from public assistance. (714) 536-5439 Janeen Laudenback Website:

Isaiah House: Contact Jack Morales  (949) 678-6073

Horizon Pregnancy Center: The center provides caring and personal support to those in crisis pregnancy situations. Website: 714-442-9699

Down Syndrome Association of OC: Provides the means necessary to empower individuals with Down Syndrome to reach their full potential. Website: 714-552-7074

After school tutoring programs for low income families such as Linc Cares in Santa Ana,  Teen Challenge in Santa Ana (714) 835-8822,  Kid Works (714) 834-4400, OC Youth Commission (714) 542-7610; OC Youth Commission MAD Club (714) 542-7610 Contact: Isabel Monje .  This organization serves in local Santa Ana elementary schools, some very close to CCHS.  Geared mostly to Seniors since hours are from 2:30-4:30 pm.

Back to Natives Restoration: Strives to involve the community in the process of ecological restoration and conservation. Email: volunteer(@) Website: 949-509-4787

OC Registrar’s office:Website

Campaign committees during election years

Local Cities (check their websites for volunteer opportunities)  They all must be approved before hand.

Paint Your Heart Out, Costa Mesa’s Neighbor to Neighbor, Santa Ana’s Days of Good Deeds, and many others

Habitat for Humanity work in the RESTORE  3 hour shifts  Mon-Sat.  in Santa Ana

Environmental Nature Center  Newport Beach: Student Volunteer Application must be on file and signed by a parent or guardian. All students must bring a signed release prior to the first day of volunteering. Website: 949-645-8489 x 103

Sporting Event Fund Raisers such as 10K’s or Donate Life Run/Walk, Breast Cancer or Cancer Society Events, Marathons (You can only count running or participating in an event if you raised money for it.  If you cannot verify that you raised funds (minimum $80 from at least 5 different people in sponsorships) you cannot use the run or event as hours served.   In this case, hours would only be given for volunteering for the actual organization and participation in implemention of the event such as set up, tear down, sign ups, water stations, etc.)  If you can verify, then attach a copy of your sponsor sheet with authorized signature from the sponsoring organization with your Community Service Form.  When the organization verifies that you had paying sponsors, then we will count the run.

OC Marathon During the month of May, CCCM works a water station and you can sign up when they announce it at church.

Kinane Events manages service events such as 2nd Annual Surf City Marathon Jan. 30, 2009  Contact: Samantha Delagardelle (760) 434-7706  They have many opportunities.  Must get them approved individually.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

LoveLift Ministries: Help people in need on mission fields by giving through a responsible and trustworthy Christian organization. Website: 3417 W. MacArthur Santa Ana 92704 714-751-2683

Living Well Pregnancy Center: Committed to serving all those involved in a circumstance where a pregnancy is unplanned or unwanted. Website: 2010 N. Tustin Ave. Orange 92865 714-633-4673

Blind Children’s Learning Center: Provides early intervention, education, and services for blind, visually impaired and deaf/blind infants and youth and their families to allow access to education in preparation to lead independent lives Website: 714-573-8888

Boy Scout Eagle Scout Projects (must identify the Eagle Scout, the organization the project is being done for, and contact info for both) Boy or Girl Scouting Clubs: If you are NOT in the club you may receive community service hours for participating in a project. As a member, you may receive community service hours for completing a club project ONLY if you are not given an award for that project.

Red Cross Blood Donations (There is a Red  Cross Blood Center behind the Costco center off of  Newhope in Fountain Valley.)  Your hours will be dependent on whether you are donating blood or platelets.  You would receive 1 hour for a reg. blood donation and 2 hours for a platelet donation based on the time a donation of each takes.  You can donate blood or platelets without a parent signature if you are 17, and 16 with a parent authorization.  They will verify that you are a candidate to donate first.

Colleges often have opportunities and events that they sponsor.  Check with Vanguard University as well as others.

Tustin Police Dept. 2008 Graffiti Wipe Out  9/27/08  9 am-12 pm   (714) 904-1867

Check all local Police Depts for any opportunities they might have.

Remember, anything that is not listed does not mean you cannot do it.  It just means that you must get it approved before you do it in order for it to count. There are also many volunteer search engines and websites such as and Anything that you choose from these sites must be authorized prior to event.  If you do not have internet access, you can dial 211 on your phone for a complete list of events and activities in Orange County.


Contact Information:

Name: Vanessa gilia

Tel: 714-662-7485