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 2018-2019 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 at churches and supermarkets
- Annual Theme Basket Auction
- Race for Education (Chairperson needed for 2019)
If I volunteer in my child’s classroom, do those hours count towards my 10 hours?
No, they do not. Only hours completed at Trinity Academy fundraising events count toward service hours.
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 through the weekly school communications, on the Trinity Academy Facebook page, in fundraising emails, and posted on this website.
If you have questions in addition to those above, please feel free to contact the Advancement Office at 570-462-3927 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is important to note that our fundraising goal for 2018 2019 is $50,000; therefore your support is critical and essential.
Safe Environment Clearances and Training Certificates
Parents and volunteers who want to participate with their children during field trips and school activities are required to have completed all items listed on the Safe Environment Checklist. Please plan well in advance of the date that you wish to participate.
Available PGC Workshops may be found under “Events” listed at Diocese of Allentown, Youth Protection.
Children under 18 may not attend a PGC Workshop. Attendees must register in advance, and must be present for the entire duration of the workshop. Plan to arrive a few minutes before the scheduled start time.