Community Service

Saint Mary's community service program is designed to provide students with opportunities to serve others and by so doing enrich the lives not only of those they serve, but also their own lives.

Saint Mary's has relationships with organizations where we volunteer regularly as a school, but students can also volunteer at other locations locally and globally based on individual interests. These individual projects are completed in consultation with the director of community service. Each student completes 20 hours of service for each year enrolled at Saint Mary's School. All work must be unpaid and benefits those in need. Further guidelines are available in the Student-Parent Handbook.



Organizations with which Saint Mary's School students regularly volunteer include:

The Environment

  • Adopt-a-Highway
  • Keep North Carolina Beautiful
  • Living Water International
  • The Green Chair Project
  • Saint Mary’s School Community Garden

Hunger and Homelessness

  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Interfaith Food Shuttle
  • Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina
  • Raleigh Rescue Mission
  • Teens to Teens
  • Wake Relief

Service Learning Trips

  • 10th-grade COMPASS week service learning immersion experience with Raleigh Youth Mission
  • Optional Summer Service Learning trip in Summer 2015

Women and Children

  • Jingle Bell Run (December, benefiting juvenile arthritis)
  • Note in the Pocket
  • St. Jude Give Thanks. Walk. (November, benefiting children with cancer)
  • The Miracle League of the Triangle
  • The Y After School Program at Wiley Elementary School
Community Service


community service at sms

Community Service


Community Service