One of the integral parts of a student's religious experience at La Reina High School is her participation in the school's Christian service program.
The program assists in the spiritual formation of the student as she develops the virtues of generosity and compassion through service to others. As Christians, we are called to serve as Jesus did and to do so freely and with joy! It is the school's hope that as a student embraces the call to serve, she shall have the opportunity to be enriched by helping others in need in the community. Please refer to the requirements paper that is given to each student by her religion teacher for ideas about service and for grade requirements.
If there are any questions regarding the Christian service program, please contact Mrs. Sue Reyes. May the Lord continue to bless you.
The Conejo Recreation and Park District offers teens ages 15 to 18 the opportunity to become Counselors in Training at one of four summer camps in Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park. Volunteers can help in camp and participate in activities, such as swimming, crafts, games and field trips, with the camp staff and campers. Hours and days are flexible to meet volunteers' schedules. For more information, call the Conejo Community Center at (805) 495-2163.
The Thousand Oaks Library has several openings for youths in the Teen Volunteer Program. Call 805-449-2660, ext. 225, for more information.
Ride On is currently looking for volunteers to assist children with disabilities during their therapeutic horseback riding sessions. Volunteers are needed to help groom and tack horses, walk beside riders with disabilities, lead horses during their lessons or assist with general barn duties and ranch maintenance. Ride On teaches 190 riders with disabilities every week from 2 ranches in Chatsworth and Thousand Oaks and volunteers are vital. Experience is not necessary. For more information about volunteering, call (805) 375-9078 or visit www.rideon.org.
The Conejo Recreation and Park District Therapeutic Recreation Program is seeking volunteers to assist the staff in programs serving people with disabilities. Volunteers are needed to help with the Special Olympics swim team on Wednesday afternoons at the YMCA pool in Thousand Oaks. For further information, call (805) 381-2739.
American Red Cross Youth Emergency Services is seeking high school students who want to help during disasters and to teach children about safety. For further information, call (805) 339-2234, ext. 281.
Many Mansions, a local nonprofit affordable housing and services provider, is recruiting volunteers for office assistance, special events, Farmer's Market Food Share, and an after-school Homework and Literacy Program. For more information, please contact Lindsey Garner, Community Development Associate, at (805) 496-4948, ext. 244. Visit the Many Mansions website at www.manymansions.org.
Notre Dame Learning Center, a pre-school and child care center adjacent to La Reina, invites student volunteers to join the team in this caring, loving environment. Volunteers are needed between between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m. during the school year. This volunteer program is open to any La Reina student. For further information, contact Sr. Carol Marie Papet at (805) 494-0304 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ms. Sonya Mercado
Christian Service Moderator
(805) 495-6494 ext.321