Current Member Information

2019-2020 NHS Service Information:

Each current member completes 36 hours of service every school year. This service is comprised of the following: Service of Presence, Service of Involvement, and Service to SLUH. A brief description each type of service is given below along with an outline of how service hours can be properly completed. Service for Current Members is due on Friday April 17, 2020.

Service of Presence:

Service of Presence means that the service involves directly spending time with and getting to know people who, for one reason or another, have been marginalized. For example, serving a meal to people at a shelter would qualify as service of presence. Organizing canned goods for a food drive at your parish would not; neither would helping with a retreat or with Vacation Bible School at your parish, unless the members of your parish are mostly from marginalized groups.

All approved service can be found on x2Vol. New service sites can be requested for approval. Please see Mrs. Casey or Mr. Hussung for more information.

Service of Involvement: This type of service recognizes that NHS members are involved in their respective communities in multiple ways, all of which are essential. Involvement can be SLUH related, but other organizations, such as Boy Scouts or youth groups that meet regularly, are valid groups for this type of service. All sports teams are considered pre­-approved. NHS members may complete a maximum of ­9 hours of service in this category. See Mrs. Casey or Mr. Hussung if you have any questions.

Service to SLUH: This type of service recognizes that NHS members serve the SLUH community in ways that would traditionally be considered service, but do not fulfill the requirements of service of presence. Each National Honor Society Member must be a tour guide for SLUH’s Open House and must volunteer at other SLUH events, such as Cashbah, SLUHtique, or the food drives. NHS members may complete a maximum of ­9 hours of service in this category.

Recording Hours: All service hours must be recorded in x2Vol within one week of completing the service. Hours must be submitted to Mrs. Casey by Friday April 17, 2020.