Christian Service Learning
Caritas - Veritas - Unitas
Welcome to Malvern Prep Christian Service Learning (CSL). I am humbled to be part of this journey with our young Friars and help them see the face of Jesus by helping those in need in our communities.
All students, faculty, staff, alumni, and families are invited to participate in our Christian Service-Learning program. Valuable CSL activities will be offered to promote volunteer work with and for the poor. Christian Service is a concrete way to put faith into practice. Whether students are delivering hot meals to people experiencing homelessness, building a home for Habitat for Humanity (H4H), or hosting a fun-filled field day for underprivileged children, these shared experiences help students put their faith into action and generate life-changing practices.
We are excited to again offer our students x2VOL, an online record and reflection platform. This advanced technology will empower students to record CSL experiences and reflect on the very important "why?" of Christian Service. All students, faculty, and staff will receive training on our exciting program during Orientation.
My passion is to serve the poor. To feed the hungry. To clothe those suffering. To hear the cry of the poor. This is what Jesus calls us to do. I am excited for you to join us.
Kelly McLaughlin Catania
Director of Christian Service Learning
"To lead is to serve. To serve is to love"
Below is a guide for the required hours of service for CSL. The Christian Service year runs from July 1, 2023 - July 1, 2024. We are again using the online platform x2VOL, which enables students to record their service hours and provide thoughtful reflection on pre and post service activities.
Middle School: Middle school students are invited to participate in service opportunities however, they do not have an x2VOL account for record keeping until Freshman year.
Freshman: 10 hours by May 15, 2024
Sophomore: 15 hours by May 15, 2024 - Urban Challenge=10 hours
Junior: 20 hours by May 15, 2023 - Rustic Pathways=10 Hours, Convoy of Hope=15 Hours
Senior: 20 hours by May 1, 2024 - 10 Mile Water Walk=4 Hours
Please note: Students who have NOT completed the required half of the minimum service hours by December 15, 2023 and near completion will be placed on the AT RISK list which will be published April 1, 2024 for the Class of 2024 and May 1, 2024 for the Classes of 2025, 2026, and 2027. Final transcripts will be withheld from any student who does not complete Christian Service requirements by June 1, 2024.
Christian Service Connection
The Augustinian values of Truth, Unity, and Love are instilled in Malvern students during their time here. These same values are put into practice during their Christian Service Trips. All juniors and seniors have the option to fulfill part of their service requirement through traveling domestically or internationally to one of multiple cities including- Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, New Orleans, Peru, and South Africa. Learn more about these trips through Global Programming.
If students would like to schedule and participate in ongoing Christian Service Learning, x2VOL will reflect ongoing opportunities. This will be updated frequently so please check your email.
Parents and Alumni Connection
We are thrilled to invite parents and alumni to serve those less fortunate with us if the opportunity arises. Also, if you work with or have connections with any non profit agencies that could benefit from the service of our students, please contact Kelly Catania at firstname.lastname@example.org.