Bishop John J. Snyder High School is committed to the education of the whole person.  As a Catholic school, it is our unique mission to guide young people in developing a Christian social consciousness and a commitment to a life of justice and peace.

General Information:

  • All students must complete a minimum of twenty-five hours of Christian service each year they attend Bishop John J. Snyder High School. All service hours must be volunteer (non-paid) and completed after school hours.
  • Each year the time frame for performing community service will be June 1st through May 1st.
  • We strongly suggest that students pace themselves by setting a personal goal of at least five hours over the summer and five hours per academic quarter.
  • Service hours will be adjusted on a sliding scale to accommodate transfer students; however, hours may not be rolled over from one year to the next.
  • Students are responsible for completely filling out and submitting a Record of Christian Service to the Office of Campus Ministry as documentation of each completed service project.  Forms are available in the Office of Campus Ministry and in religion classrooms.

Academic Implications:

  • Seniors must complete the minimum number of Christian service hours in order to participate in graduation exercises.


  • Here is a list of pre-approved-service-ideas-2016 that may help you think of things you are already doing that count as service hours.
  • Students can also check out HandsOn Jacksonville at for ideas to get started volunteering in the community!
Thanksgiving Food Drive
The Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive helps local chapters of the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
NHS with Catholic Charities
The National Honor Society volunteers annually at Catholic Charities’ Festival D’Vine.