Service Learning | Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School

Service Learning

We are committed to service learning as a way to incorporate civic responsibility through service into the curriculum. From the beginning of your days at SJND, you have opportunities to volunteer in the community--at a food bank, at a retirement home, or wherever your spiritual journey and civic commitment take you.

Lead through Service

In addition to community service on retreats, find ways to serve others and learn through clubs and classes. Our Visual and Performing Arts Department supports the Oakland Elizabeth House through artwork sales at our annual Spring Festival of Visual Arts. The Red Cross club hosts multiple blood drives each school year. The Women's Volleyball Team hosts the annual Dig Pink volleyball match supporting the Side-Out Foundation for breast cancer awareness and research.

Catholic Schools Week

Each year, SJND celebrates Catholic Schools Week with a variety of activities, including a prayer service in support of an organization or cause.

Summer 2018 Sierra Service Project

Service learning projects are designed to develop students' sense of social and personal responsibility, increase their understanding of the conditions that warrant service, and challenge them to recognize their potential as agents of social change. By the students immersing themselves into a full week of service, they are truly able to walk away understanding that they can make a positive impact on the world.

We are proud tp partner with Sierra Service Project on summer service immersion trips. The trips often include service work, such as painting and rebuilding of structures, as well as community engagement work. Recent destinations include Chiloquin, Oregon and San Diego's South Bay. Read more about the 2018 trip here.