Working with the physically or mentally challenged
in an approved agency:
These programs are very diverse and include everything from day care to camping. In most situations the student is involved in a one-on-one activity with a developmentally challenged person. Some programs require an orientation or training session as well as parental permission.
Working with the elderly in a senior day center or convalescent/rehabilitation center:
Students participate in a variety of activities which enable them to interact with the elderly. Some of these activities include reading to those with poor vision, functioning as a group leader for exercise and sports, playing one-on-one table games, writing letters, taking the elderly for walks or just visiting with them. In some situations, students may serve meals or clean up after the meal. Bellarmine students will only earn miscellaneous credit in situations when asked to help with manual labor (e.g. moving furniture, setting up tables) and they are not interacting with seniors. Several programs require that students have a T.B. test (on file) within a year of the service.
Hours & Deadlines
Sophomores must complete 15 hours of service between June 1, 2016 and April 25, 2017. Half of those hours, i.e., 7.5 hours, are to be turned in by December 1, 2016. All of these hours must be completed at an approved agency in direct service with the elderly or the physically / mentally challenged. Those who fail to meet this requirement will receive a Saturday JUG and may be placed on probation.
CSP hours must be verified before they will be approved. This verification can take place electronically or via a CSP time card.
will be accepted if the agency is on the CSP approved list of agencies or if the supervisor has a email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com e-mail address. Please do the following:
- Make sure the supervisor and/or agency agrees to verify your hours electronically.
- Tell the supervisor that you will log hours into x2VOL on the day of your service and that he/she will receive an e-mail from x2VOL. Make sure to get his/her e-mail address.
- When you log your hours into x2VOL, make sure to enter the supervisor’s e-mail address.
- Ask the supervisor to reply to the x2VOL query within 24 hours.
- A maximum of 10 hours of service credit can be received in a single day.
- If all of the above steps are followed, you will not need to submit a CSP time card.
CSP Time Cards
must be completed in INK and signed off by an adult supervisor at the agency who is not related to the Bellarmine student. Students are asked to use the yellow time cards to confirm these hours. Extra time cards may be picked up in the CSP office or downloaded on line. If a student does not have a CSP time card, he may ask the supervisor at the agency to give him a letter on agency letterhead or he may make a copy of their sign-in sheet. A maximum of 10 hours of service credit can be received in a single day.
Bellarmine provides transportation to the following facilities on the indicated days:
| Independent Peer Socialization Training Program (IPSTP)
|Interaction with special needs teens
| HOPE with Teens
|| Interaction with special needs teens