O'Dea High School

O’Dea Service Hour Adjustments

In light of COVID-19, some revisions have been made to the 25 hour per year service requirement. Please contact Tim Greenan if you have questions regarding these changes. We recognize that service in the wider community is not always possible or safe for students, and have made the following modifications:

  1. The 25-hour requirement has been reduced to 12 hours. Students who have logged 12 hours into X2vol and had them approved by Ms. Curl have completed the requirement for the year.
  2. The May 1st Deadline has been moved to May 15th to allow those who have not completed their hours to have more time to do so.
  3. Students who have not completed 12 hours at this point in the year have two options:
  4. Continue to log service hours by serving from home. See the attached document for at home service ideas.
  5. Complete a Research paper and flipgrid reflection. See details below.

Service continues to be an essential part of O’Dea community life.  Thank you for your dedication during this difficult time.

At-Home Service Ideas

Note: These suggestions may or may not be a fit for you and your community. Please use discretion and consider the safety of the vulnerable when considering ways to serve.

Share any other at home service ideas on Campus Ministry Teams.

  1. Operation Gratitude

Write letters or make paracord bracelets for servicemen and women. https://www.operationgratitude.com/express-your-thanks-virtual/

  1. Help people in your neighborhood (bring in garbage cans, deliver groceries, provide free childcare, etc.)
  2. Donate blood (for those who are 16 or older)
  3. Record yourself playing music and post it on social media for others to enjoy
  4. Do household chores to lighten the burden for parents/guardians
  5. Check in with a grandparent/neighbor/friend who is struggling via phone call or FaceTime
  6. Spread some gratitude for our healthcare professionals by thoughtfully writing out a message and then recording yourself. Post to Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook with the hashtag, #thankanurse. Include the link in X2vol.
Research Service Assignment

Service Assignment Checklist


  • Select a nonprofit organization to research
  • Find out their history. When did they open? Who opened it? Why?
  • Who do they serve? In what way?
  • How do you think they make the community better?
  • Have you done service there? If yes, what did you think of it? If no, would you be interested in the future?


  • Write five paragraphs including all the above information.
  • Use complete sentences and proper grammar.
  • Include a title with the name of the organization you picked.
  • Turn your paper in by enrolling in the class on Turnitin.com.

Class ID: 24293834  

Enrollment Key: ServicePaper 

See this link for help on how to enroll:



  • Use this link to log into the Service Flipgrid, and record a video of yourself sharing the information you found in your research. https://flipgrid.com/curl9256

Due Date

  • This assignment is due to Turnitin.com and Flipgrid no later than May 15th at 12 AM.