Community Service

The Notre Dame High School Community Service Program offers students the opportunity to perform the corporal and spiritual works of mercy, “by which we come to the aid of our neighbor in his spiritual and bodily necessities” (CCC 2447).

Annually, Notre Dame High School students provide 15,000 hours of service in the Chattanooga Community. 

Please sign up for Community Service Opportunities in the GREEN binder in the Community Service Room (Room 14).


Service Opportunities

Blood Assurance Donor Drive at NDHS

Date:   Friday, March 17

Time:   10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Points: 2 per donation

Activity: Blood donations to Chattanooga Blood Assurance. Students can sign up on the table in the main hallway.  Students must be 16 to donate blood. *NEW*ALL students under 18 MUST have a signed parental permission slip. Permission slips can be picked up in the front office. If you have an athletic event that night, please do not sign up. Also, EAT A GOOD BREAKFAST OR LUNCH THAT DAY. Parents: If you would like to donate, please feel free to stop by at anytime throughout the day. Also, Blood Assurance has a program entitled, “The Cord of Courage.” Not only will students earn 2 community service points with NDHS for their donation, but students who earn six points through the program (generally one point per donation, double points over the summer) will earn a Red “Cord of Courage” to be worn at graduation. Please sign up by Thursday, March 16.


St. Patrick’s Day Dance for ARC

Date: Saturday, March 18

Place:   Shepherd Recreation Center, 2124 Shepherd Road, Chattanooga, TN

Time: Dance is 1-3 but Volunteer Hours are 12-4pm

Points:                2 per hour

Activity: Annual St. Patrick Day's Party that supports people (mostly young adults) with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Ensure that guests feel special and showered with attention! Greet guests at the doors and hand out St. Patrick Day necklaces, socialize with guests at their tables or even on the dance floor if you want to! Help with set up and break down (which is really minimum) , when available, a student to wear the Leprechaun mascot outfit and make a short 15-20 minute appearance at the dance-the guests love this! Please sign up by Thursday, March 16 on the door outside Ms. Booker’s Room (22).


Pilgrim Pantry

Date:   Saturday, March 25

Place: Pilgrim Congregational Church, 400 Glenwood Drive, Chattanooga

Time:   8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Points: 2 per hour

Activity: Greeting families in need and loading food boxes/bags into cars at the Pilgrim Pantry Food Bank. Please sign up by Friday, March 17 on the door outside of Ms. Booker’s Room (22).


St. Jude Church Internship/Volunteer

Date:  June-July 2017

Place: St. Jude Catholic Church

Time:   Varies

Points: Up to 40

Activity: Director of Religious Education, Kyra Niemann Ross is looking for a summer 2017 Intern/Volunteer at St. Jude Church. This is a volunteer position for a rising Notre Dame Junior or Senior, and would be perfect for someone interested in learning more about Religious Education/Parish Life /Catechesis. Hours will be flexible, but expect approximately 5 per week or up to 40 hours for the summer. Duties will be varied and include filing, organizing, typing, research, helping with VBS, etc. Successful intern will receive letter of recommendation and reference for future job or college application. Please send contact information, including year in school, and paragraph about why you feel you would make a great intern. Applications are due by April 7, and intern will be selected by April 24. Please mail to: Kyra Niemann Ross, St Jude Church, 930 Ashland Terrace, Chattanooga, TN 37415.


The agencies listed below are also available on an individual basis. Please remember that 1 hour of service to individuals in need (i.e. the elderly, the homeless, the hungry) is worth 2 points. Service that does not DIRECTLY involve individuals in need (i.e. with animals, packaging food, maintaining facilities, or paperwork) is worth 1 point per hour.

Chambliss Center for Children

Address: 315 Gillespie Rd, Chattanooga

Phone: (423) 698-2456

NHC (Assisted Living Facility)

Address: 2700 Parkwood Ave, Chattanooga

Phone: (423) 624-1533

Signal Centers (for Adults and Children with Disabilities)

Address: 109 N Germantown Rd, Chattanooga

Phone: (423) 698-8528

Alexian Village (Assisted Living Facility)

Address: 437 Alexian Way, Signal Mountain

Phone: (423) 886-0100

McKamey Animal Shelter

Address: 4500 N Access Rd, Chattanooga

Phone: (423) 305-6500

Pet Placement Center of Red Bank

Address: 5975 Dayton Blvd, Chattanooga

Phone: (423) 877-0738

Morning Pointe of Hixson (Assisted Living Facility)

Address: 5501 Old Hixson Pike, Hixson

Phone: (423) 847-1370

The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center

Address: 7620 Shallowford Rd, Chattanooga

Phone: (423) 551-4190

Ladies of Charity (Consignment shop for Catholic Charities)

Address: 2821 Rossville Blvd, Chattanooga

Phone: (423) 624-3222

Humane Educational Society (Animal Shelter)

Address: 212 N Highland Park Ave, Chattanooga

Phone: (423) 624-5302

Chattanooga Area Food Bank

Address: 2009 Curtain Pole Rd, Chattanooga

Phone: (423) 622-1800

Glenwood Recreation Center

Address: 2610 E 3rd St, Chattanooga, TN 37404

Phone:(423) 697-1284