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Service

BD Ambassadors

BD Ambassadors are students who represent BD and act as envoys for the student community. Activities include the team to welcome new students, conduct tours, host visiting students, participation in Open House, Saints Day, Freshman Orientation, the Alumni Phonathon, and grade school visits.

ALL students are invited to become an ambassador.

How to become involved:

1. Print off the card card found here or obtain one from Mrs. Polhamus.


2. Look for volunteer opportunities in your email and Canvas or listen for announcements.


3. Sign-up for the advertised activity.


4. Attend the organizational meeting (if there is one).


5. Show up on time for the activity & have the adult in charge sign your card once you've completed the duty.


6. Do this for 3 activities and then turn the card into Mrs. Polhamus. She'll be sure you are recognized at the end-of-the-year honor ceremonies.

Click Here for Service Card


KEYS Club

KEYS Club is a service club at Bishop Dwenger High School for all grade levels. We are committed to serving the needs in our community and school. Throughout the year, the students volunteer at nursing homes, collect items for the needy and assist with other school activities to name a few opportunities.

Here is a list of the ongoing service opportunities KEYS Club for semester:

  • Monthly Bingo at Kingston Rehabilitation and Nursing Home-assist activities director with Bingo.
  • Johnny Appleseed Festival-volunteered at Settlers Booth.
  • Halloween at the Zoo-dress up in costumes and pass out candy to visitors.
  • Purse Bingo-collect donated purses for Charis House.
  • Ongoing collection of children’s books and pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House.
  • Dress Down Day to raise money for Comfort Bags for Human Trafficking Survivors.
  • Coat Drive for the Rescue Mission in December.
  • Collected gently used sleeping bags for the homeless.

Next semester we are planning on these service opportunities:

  • Monthly Bingo at Kingston Rehabilitation and Nursing Home-assist activities director with Bingo.
  • Organizing comfort bags to be delivered to Catholic Charities.
  • Erin’s House-babysit for young children while parents are in counseling.
  • Saints Alive-Valet for the event.

These are some of the activities that KEYS Club participate in during the year. We typically will have a service coordinator contact us for assistance with a particular need throughout the year. 


Project Linus

Description: Bishop Dwenger’s Project Linus group creates both fleece and needle art blankets to donate to the local chapter of Project Linus, which is a national organization that provides blankets to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need. We meet weekly from October to April.

Activities: Students have the opportunity to learn to crochet and make fleece blankets. We meet weekly to work on blankets to donate. Usually we have a “Blanket Blitz” in the winter in cooperation with Key Club to see how many blankets we can complete in one night.

Requirements: Project Linus is open to all students. Time spent working on blankets qualifies for service hours for the poor and indigent.


Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)

Description: SADD's focus is to help students make good choices.

Activities: SADD members encourage students to sign pledge cards stating they would not participate in destructive behaviors especially during homecoming week, formal and prom dances. They invite guest speakers to talk to the student body twice a year. SADD participates in Red Ribbon Week.

Requirements: Open to all students


Saints Alive! Student Volunteers

Description: Students assist adult volunteers to staff the BD annual dinner auction. Duties may include serving as hosts/hostesses, valet parking, accounting, distribution, coat check, serving. A wide variety of positions are open to students. Freshmen are in charge of clean-up the day after the event.

Requirements: Open to all students. You must be willing to work hard and be on time. Some positions may require you to wear costumes.