Our service program stems from Jesus' command to love one another.
Our annual Adopt-A-Family program is our most impactful and longest-running service activity. Started in 1984 by long-time beloved teacher Luanne Jenkins Richardson V59, Adopt-A-Family annually provides Christmas for approximately 25 local families in need. Items such as clothing, toys, bicycles, and housewares fill the hallways of our school as our Peer Ministers spend countless hours wrapping these donated items.
Other programs include Operation Rice Bowl, food drives, a meal ministry and various philanthropic activities that vary from year to year. Additionally, each student completes a minimum of 25 hours of Christian service each year.
Students will record hours through Google Forms. (This new system will be explained in Mentor Groups.) Submitted hours will be reviewed by the STVM Service Hours Coordinator and the student's Mentor Group teachers for approval.
Community Service Opportunities
The page linked below provides service opportunities for students. Be sure to call or email the contact person in advance to set up a time for your service. Keep track of the dates and hours served. You will need your supervisor's name, phone number, and email address to submit the hours to x2VOL, the program that tracks your service hours. Many other agencies need your service - this list is just a starting point.
School-Sponsored Service Opportunities
We make our commitment to the hungry and the homeless with food preparation as our personal connection to people in immediate need. On the first Wednesday of each month, we prepare 200 brown bag lunches for the homeless in the Greater Akron area. Students and staff join to make these meals in a spirit of solidarity and fellowship.
STVM continues to remember the real meaning of Christmas during its 35 years of its annual Adopt-a-Family program.
Service Trip Opportunities
Interested in a service trip in the United States or even internationally? Click the link below for upcoming opportunities: