Volunteer and Service

Volunteering your time allows each family to contribute to the successful operation of our school and its many programs. Many great friendships are made while volunteering toward the common goal of making our school vibrant and successful. Our school benefits from your talent, time, and effort. You, the parent, set a wonderful example for our students about donating one’s time. We appreciate everyone’s contribution.

We encourage all parents and/or guardians to get involved and help your children learn the importance of volunteering in a community. Many of you have given generously of your time to support the numerous fundraising events in the past.  However, consensus has been reached that the need for volunteer parent support exceeds the current supply.

With this reality in mind, we are asking each family to volunteer 10 hours for the 2016-2017 school year.  For every 5 hours fulfilled during the school year, your child will receive a dress down pass. Once you reach ten hours, your name will be placed in a drawing for a $250 tuition credit.

How many hours are encouraged?

10 hours per family, per school year. Note: it is per family, not per student. Those with more than one student attending Trinity Academy at the same time are still only encouraged to complete 10 hours.

Who can complete the volunteer hours?

Hours may be completed by parents, grandparents, guardians, siblings (18 & older), and other relatives or friends who have submitted all clearances and have attended the Protecting God’s Children class which is required by the Allentown Diocese. The hours cannot be completed by current Trinity students or high school students under 18 years of age.

How can the hours be completed?

Hours can be completed at an eligible Trinity Academy fundraising event which may include but not be limited to:

  • Kid’s Bingo
  • Selling 50/50 tickets at events
  • Churches and supermarkets
  • Basket auctions
  • Friendly’s
  • Race for Education
If I volunteer in my child’s classroom, do those hours count twoards my 10 hours?

No, they do not. Only hours completed at Trinity Academy fundraising events do.

Who will keep track of my hours?

Hours will be recorded by a fundraising committee member after receiving verification from committee chairpersons or staff. A sign-in and sign-out sheet will available at every fundraising event.

Please note: In order for you to be eligible for the dress down passes and the tuition award, you MUST sign in and sign out. If you forget to do so, the committee will not be able to confirm your hours.

How will I know about opportunities to complete hours?

Opportunities will be posted on the Trinity Academy Facebook page, in fundraising emails sent out by Christine Fannick, and posted on this website.

If you have questions in addition to those above, please feel free to contact the Advancement/Development Office at 570-462-3927 or email Christine Zuber Fannick at cfannick@trinitymatters.com.

It is important to note that our fundraising goal for 2016-2017 is $50,000; therefore your support is critical and essential.

Any parent or family member that would like to volunteer or chaperone a school field trip is required to attend a Protecting God’s Children Workshop (as mandated by the Diocese of Allentown). Attendance requires pre-registration by phone. Workshop is three hours; please arrange to be on time. Once a presentation has begun, no one will be admitted into the session. If a participant leaves before the session is over, they will not receive a PGC Certificate. No child under the age of 18 is permitted at the workshop.

For a list of available PGC Workshops, please visit the Diocesan website.

 

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