Service Opportunities

Throughout the year, different service projects will be made available to our teens. Sometimes these will be for any teens willing to sign up; other times, they will be set up for individual Branches groups. I will try to find and highlight different service opportunities for all our teens. Check out the links below to learn about some great programs in our area.

I’ve highlighted a few here that I’ve learned about in the last few months, just to help you see some of the many places you may serve.

I look forward to participating in some of these together. If you do volunteer to do service somewhere, please send me a note and let me know about your opportunity. Just send me an email explaining what service you did and what you got out of it. Send it to Mrs. Knott at

Service Opportunities

Discovery Retreat June 16-17th

             DISCOVERY RETREAT       Fri., June 16th–Sat., June 17th What is it? The Discovery Retreat is for teens, put on by teens. It’s a 24-hour overnight experience of exploring faith and friendship with God and other Catholic teens. It’s a chance to discover who God created you to be […]

Journeys–The Road Home

Did you know that according to the Illinois Coalition to End Homelessness, “there are over 3,000 reported cases of homelessness in all of suburban Cook County. In the Northwest suburbs alone, there are 1,200 homeless people accessing shelters with approximately 400 additional homeless people residing on the streets, in cars and throughout forest preserves.” Journeys […]

Timothy’s Ministry

Timothy’s Ministry—a local church that holds Sunday lunch and prayer services for the homeless. Luncheons for the homeless are held every other Sunday at The Orchard Evangelical Free Church in Arlington Heights. We could volunteer as a group of St. Raymond’s teens or a Branches group could volunteer to host a luncheon, which includes setting up […]

Hands on Suburban Chicago

The mission of Hands on Suburban Chicago is “to inspire, equip and mobilize people to volunteer and take action that builds vibrant and prosperous communities.” This is also part of a Catholic mission to serve others—feed the hungry, visit the lonely, and serve the poor. This website provides an extensive list of hundreds of local […]