“I'm a little pencil in the hand of a writing God, who is sending a love letter to the world.”
-St. Teresa of Calcutta
At Oakland Catholic, we strive to be a pencil in God's hands through serving and loving His world whether that is cooking at a homeless shelter, tutoring school children or visiting those who are sick or lonely. This service to our brothers and sisters in our local communities weekly as well as annually through our national and international mission trips go far beyond simply completing a task but is truly an apostolic mission to learn from others, engage in issues, unite our actions in prayer and to consistently live for others.
See below for descriptions AND sign-ups for volunteer opportunities
Bethlehem Haven Women's Shelter
Each month, we prepare a warm meal at Bethlehem Haven Women's shelter. Not only do we serve through cooking but we have the opportunity to spend time with the community at the Women's Shelter, to learn from them and to share in our universal humanity.
Schenley Gardens Assisted Living Residence
We serve at Schenley Garden's Assisted Living Facility in a variety of ways from painting nails, to playing games, to assisting with crafts with the residents. Our primary purpose is to be a joyful presence and to bring Christ's Love to each person we encounter!
Boys and Girls Club of Shadyside
At the Boys and Girls club, volunteers come to spend time as mentors and tutors for the children in the after school program.
Maria Goretti After School Program
Plan crafts and activities to do with children in the program. Prior to planning, find out the age group you will be working with and the approximate number of children.