Volunteer Needs

 

CURRENT NEEDS

  • Lots of August/September Daily Needs for Morning Greeter, Recess and Lunch Help (see schedule below.)
  • Post-Jump Start Day (Monday, Aug 26 through Friday, Aug 30): Volunteers help sort returned packets and possible filing.
  • Weekend Warriors (Saturday, Sept 7, 7-9am): Help Mr. Kraker do some extra cleaning around the school.
  • School Picture Days (Monday, Sept 9th and Tuesday, Sept 10th; retakes Mon, Oct 21): Volunteers needed in the morning and early afternoon to assist with school pictures.
  • Walk A Thon (Sat, Sept 21): Tons of volunteer opportunities like greeting at the door, check-in, food or coffee or water table host, crossing guard or garbage pick-up, etc.
  • Loads of October Daily Needs for Morning Greeter, Recess and Lunch Help.
  • Walk A Thon Reward Days (Thurs, Oct 3 and Fri, Oct 4, after lunch until dismissal): Help chaperone the Reward Day parties of those classes that won the competition for most money raised and those with full class participation.
  • Weekend Warriors (Sat, Oct 5, 7-9am): Help Mr. Kraker do some extra cleaning around the school.
  • Kids' Clothing & Toy Resale (Sat, Oct 5, 7:30am-1pm): Assist PTM with seller check-in, floor monitors/helpers, and clean up. Volunteers can get bulk hours for this event.
  • ICC Soccer and Girls' Volleyball Tournament (Fri, Oct 18 afternoon and evening, and Sat, Oct 19th morning and afternoon): Volunteers get bulk hours for manning concessions and being hall monitors. There may be a need for scorekeepers as well.
  • Pastor Appreciation Breakfast (Wed, Oct 30, 6:30-9:30am): Volunteers help with set-up, monitor food tables, help bus tables, and clean up.
  • Lots of November Daily Needs for Morning Greeter, Recess and Lunch Help.
  • Weekend Warriors (Sat, Nov 3rd, 7-9am): Help Mr. Kraker do some extra cleaning around the school.
  • Fall Family Fun Fair (Sat, Nov 2, 3-9pm): Assist PTM with set-up, manning craft/food stations, and help with clean up.
  • Grandparent's Day (Fri, Nov 8, 8:45am-12:30pm): Assist at various stations, including the bookfair, throughout the school interacting and involving the grandparents and grandkids! Please, no grandparent volunteers this day! This day is meant to celebrate grandparents!
  • Thanksgiving Luncheon (Fri, Nov 22, 9:30am-1:30pm): Volunteers needed to help PTM set-up for this school-wide event, serve food, bus tables, help with recess and clean up.
  • Lots of December Daily Needs for Morning Greeter, Recess and Lunch Help
  • Weekend Warriors (Sat, Dec 7, 7-9am): Help Mr. Kraker do some extra cleaning around the school.
  • Classroom Subs for Teacher Day-Off (varies throughout Dec): Volunteers are needed to be a sub for each teacher on the day (of their choosing) to take off to prepare for the holidays for their families. See the sign-up sheet in the binder for specific teachers.
  • Craft And Vendor Fair (Sat, Dec 7, 8:30am-3pm): Help needed with set-up the evening before, check-in the morning of the event, floor monitors, bake sale participants and sellers, and clean up.
  • PTM Christmas Gift Mart (Mon, Dec 9 - Fri, Dec 13, varies between mornings and afternoons): Volunteers needed to help the younger children shop and make change.
  • K-4th Grade Christmas Program (on a Friday in early Dec): Volunteers needed several weeks prior to the production with sets, costumes, tech, and then on the evening of the event hosts needed to hand out programs, ushers and help organizing students backstage.
  • Lots of January Daily Needs for Morning Greeter, Recess and Lunch Help
  • Weekend Warriors (Sat, Jan 4, 7-9am): Help Mr. Kraker do some extra cleaning around the school.
  • ACSI Boys' Basketball Tournament (Fri, Jan 24 afternoon and evening, and Sat, Jan 25 morning and afternoon): Volunteers get bulk hours for manning admissions, concessions, and hall monitors. There may be a need for scorekeepers as well.
  • Weekend Warriors (Sat, Jan 25, 7-9am): Help Mr. Kraker do some extra cleaning around the school. This additional WW is to get the school up-to-par for Open House on Sun, Jan 27th.
  • Open House (Sun, Jan 26, 1:15-4:30pm): Volunteers needed to be tour guides and cafetorium hosts for potential new families.
  • Lots of February Daily Needs for Morning Greeter, Recess and Lunch Help
  • Graduation Gown Prep (sometime in February): Volunteers needed to unwrap, organize and steam graduation gowns.
  • Family Fun Night (Sat, Feb 1, 4-7pm): Assist PTM members as they host this family event.
  • Childcare for Mandatory Parent Meeting (Tue, Feb 4, 5:45-8:30pm): Volunteers needed to help with childcare for parents attending this meeting (limit is 25 children.)
  • Spring Book Fair (Tues, Feb 18 - Fri, Feb 21, usually mornings and some afternoons): Assist Mrs. Tanka with set up, cashier, monitoring the floor/helping younger children, restock, and clean up.
  • Dad Night with Dad (Sat, Feb 22, 5-9:30pm): Volunteers needed to help PTM with decorating the day before, help the day of the event with last minute set-up needs, monitor and replenish the dessert and drink tables, bus tables, clean up.
  • Lots of March Daily Needs for Morning Greeter, Recess and Lunch Help
  • Graduation Pictures (Mon, Mar 2, 8:45-11:30am): A few volunteers (moms as well as dads) are needed to assist the graduates with hair, ties, etc. prior to pictures.
  • Weekend Warriors (Sat, Mar 7, 7-9am): Help Mr. Kraker do some extra cleaning around the school.
  • Mom/Son Event (Sat, Mar 7, 5-9:30pm): Assist PTM with planning, decorating, manning tables and clean up.
  • Hearing/Vision Screening (a Monday and Tuesday in early March, mornings): Volunteers needed to help bring classes to and from, and help supervise children while they wait their turn.
  • Pi Day (Thurs, Mar 12, 7:30am-12:30pm): Help and supervise students with crafts and games throughout the morning.
  • Benefit Event (Fri, Mar 13, late morning, afternoon and evening): Volunteers needed weeks prior to help plan event, design invitation and decorations, ask local businesses for donations. The day of the event, volunteers needed to help set up venue in the late morning/afternoon, help at check-in table, auction table monitors, and clean up.
  • Lots of April Daily Needs for Morning Greeter, Recess and Lunch Help
  • Weekend Warriors (Sat, April 4, 7-9am): Help Mr. Kraker do some extra cleaning around the school.
  • Sports Awards Ceremony (Thurs, April 16, 1:30pm for set up, 5:30-9:30pm): Volunteers needed to help set up the cafetorium after lunch, plate and restock dessert and drink tables during the evening, and clean up.
  • Run, White & Blue 5k (Sat, April 25, 6am-1pm): Volunteers are needed weeks prior to get donors, notify our neighbors with door hangers; opportunities vary the day of the event from check-in, man the water and snack tables, route monitors, time keepers, clean up.
  • Lots of May Daily Needs for Morning Greeter, Recess and Lunch Help
  • The Last Weekend Warriors (Sat, May 2, 7-9am): Help Mr. Kraker do some extra cleaning around the school.
  • 5th-8th Grade Musical (Fri, May 1 and Sat, May 2): Volunteers needed weeks prior to the performance dates to help with costumes, designing playbill, designing and building sets, supervising actors. The day of the performances, help is needed with concessions, ushers, and clean up.
  • Teacher Appreciation Luncheon (Fri, May 8, 11:15am-1:30pm): Volunteers are needed to supervise each teacher classroom while teachers are attending the luncheon that PTM hosts. Possibility of PTM needing help with the luncheon as well.
  • Childcare for State of the School Mandatory Parent Meeting (Tue, May 12, 5:45-8:30pm): Volunteers needed to help with childcare for parents attending this meeting (limit is 25 children.)
  • Graduation (Thurs, May 28, 6:15-9pm): Volunteers needed (7th grade parents and students preferred) to set-up, host and clean up.
  • Field Day [The Last Day of School] (Tues, June 2, 8:30am-12:30pm): Help Mrs. Overall set-up, man various stations of games, snacks, water, and clean up.

ONGOING NEEDS

Volunteer opportunities exist for:

  • Art Room Cleaning - Ms. Polly needs volunteers to come in about once a week to clean tables, tools, occasionally floors, sinks and refile soap containers.
  • Childcare for Moms in Prayer - Volunteers needed on Wednesdays for about an hours to care for the children of parents praying after chapel.
  • Last Minute Day Needs - Volunteers needed last minute to fill in for recess, lunch or office help.
  • Lost & Found - PTM looking for volunteers to help sort through Lost & Found items a few times during the year, and then for those items not claimed, wash them and deliver to donation facility.
  • Media Center (Library) - Mrs. Tanka is looking for volunteers for Mondays or Thursdays, 8:30-10:30am, to help with check-out, sorting and refiling books, etc.
  • Photographers - Volunteers needed to take pictures for all school activities for the yearbook (after-hours, during school hours, on weekends - depends on the event.)
  • Sonshine Ministry - Volunteers needed to assist TCS families in need with making meals, delivering meals, contributing gift cards, etc. ****
  • Sports - Many volunteers are needed during various sport seasons to work admissions, concessions, keep the score book or work the score board. ^^Concession leads are needed to help manage supplies for a given sport season (i.e., Girls' Volleyball, Soccer, Boys' Basketball, Girls' Basketball, etc.) This is a great opportunity to get bulk hours!
  • Teacher Dinners - Volunteers are needed to help PTM to cook, bake, provide or buy dinners for the teaching staff on mandatory parent meeting evenings and parent-teacher conference evenings (Aug 29, Oct 24, Feb 4, Feb 21 and May 12.) ****
  • Take-home Projects - Volunteers needed to assist teacher or staff with various projects (i.e., cutting, sorting, assembling, etc.)
  • Teacher Treats - Many volunteers needed to provide snacks for teachers on the 1st Tuesday of every month throughout the school year. ****

POSSIBLE NEEDS

Volunteer opportunities may arise for:

  • Handyman - Help may be needed to assist Mr. Kraker with small repairs or projects around campus.
  • IT - Help may be needed to assist Mr. Rasmussen/ Mr. Baly with IT issues or projects.
  • Landscape - Help may be needed to assist Mr. Kraker with landscaping projects around campus.
  • Office - Help may be needed to fill in for Administrative Assistants during school hours answering phones, scanning documents, data entry, etc.
  • On-Campus - Help may be needed for non-office projects during the school day that may include classroom reading, teacher classroom projects, hanging artwork, etc.
  • Recycling - A volunteer may be needed to help 4th grade students gather recycling bins throughout the school on Fridays.
  • Teacher Substitutes - Parent or grandparent volunteers may be needed to sub for teacher either last minute or planned (certified or non-certified is acceptable.)

****These volunteer opportunities do not accrue volunteer hours as they are truly meant to be of service to our TCS community and/or teachers without expecting anything in return.

Important Information: You are invited to join the "Remind" program for our TCS volunteer group (TCSVolunteers) to get a reminder the day before your serve via text or email (your choice) and be notified of last minute needs. Instructions on how to sign up are available here.

Please contact Mrs. Janine McDavitt at jmcdavitt@trinitychristian.info to sign up or for more information.