Christian Service

Jesus said: Do you understand what I have done for you? You call me 'teacher' and 'master' and rightly so, for indeed I am. If I, therefore, your master and teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another's feet. I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do." (John 13:12-15)

Every Prout student will need to complete 5 hours of Christian Service per quarter, for a total of 20 hours per academic year. Click here for the Christian Service hours tracking sheet and click here for requirements and expectations. Christian Service is a promotional and graduation requirement at Prout. Students will reflect on their Christian Service experience in religion class. Acceptable forms of Christian Service include: 

  • Volunteering at nursing homes and hospitals

  • Tutoring

  • Coaching a sports team for younger kids/teaching dance to younger kids for a non-profit organization

  • Altar serving at your parish

  • Vacation Bible School or other volunteer work at your parish

  • Work at a soup kitchen, food pantry or shelter like The Jonnycake Center, The Warm Shelter in Westerly or the Welcome House of South County.

  • Volunteering at school (this one or an elementary school) to help with open houses, fundraising or the like

  • Volunteer fire fighter

  • Working at an animal shelter

  • Working for an organization like Special Olympics

If you are considering something NOT on this list, it must be approved first by your religion teacher or by Mrs. Cavanagh, Chair of the Religion Department.