We love our volunteers! Parents are a vital part of making a child’s pre-school experience positive and successful. We have many volunteer activities and fundraisers offered at Trinity Preschool – something for everyone! Descriptions of these volunteer opportunities may be found below the volunteer form on this page. Please scroll down, review the descriptions of these opportunities to learn which activities you may want to get involved with according to the time of year they take place, time requirements, and whether they can be done from home or at school. Once you’ve found the right position(s) for you, complete the volunteer form to let us know how you’d like to help!
We greatly appreciate any and all volunteers. If you are new to volunteering, do not worry, many activities and events take less time then one may expect. It is a great way to learn more about Trinity, meet other parents and have fun!
Please note we may change the abilities for parents to volunteer in-person at school this year due to COVID-19.
If you have any questions, please contact Cameron Prevost at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (760) 468-1094.
Parent Volunteer Interest Form
If you are interested in any of the above opportunities, please complete the form below.
Volunteer Opportunities – Descriptions
Class Placemats – Kids and parents love the placemats! As a volunteer you can be a part of this Trinity tradition! Volunteers for the Placemat Committee will bring the created placemats to Staples (or any other type printing store) to get them laminated (and will get reimbursed for these costs). Volunteers will need to be available to help in September 2022! It is a fun way to get to know the kids!
Picture Day – A few parents are needed for a few hours on each picture day to assist students and the photographer. Volunteers can choose the picture day that best fits their schedule. A note of caution to parents of the 2’s and young 3’s; the little guys sometimes have a harder time with pictures if their parents are there.
Thanksgiving Feasts – Volunteers will help in the office and do prep work for the wonderful Holiday Feasts for the classes.
Holiday and Spring Plant Sales – Order forms are distributed through the student’s book bags and completed orders are collected by the office. Volunteers are needed to help sort and distribute orders when the plants are delivered. In addition, a few volunteers may be asked to help organize the orders. The organizing can easily be done at home/evenings and siblings could be brought while sorting and distributing merchandise. Please note….there is no need for extensive plant knowledge in order to chair or volunteer with this fundraiser. The chair will simply work with the nursery to coordinate orders. This will be done for Plant Sales in September for fall and in the spring. The spring event is a great fundraiser that offers families a great way to get Easter flowers or just get a jump on getting the garden ready. The flowers are beautiful and are great quality. Volunteers are needed to help with the order forms and to help distribute on the morning of delivery.
Annual Fundraiser – This is Trinity’s main fundraiser and fun social event! Many volunteers are needed for invitations, to coordinate class donations and crafts, and set up the evening party. A wide array of volunteers are needed. Volunteers will start to organize in the fall and continue until the event with varying levels of responsibility. This year’s Annual Fundraiser will be on April 22, 2023.
Original Artworks – This volunteer will work with the office to create original artwork that can be saved forever. The teachers will choose an age-appropriate art project, and this volunteer will help order the paper, and collect and send the art to the company that handles making the keepsake items as the contact between Trinity and the company. The process starts in March so that these items can be delivered for Mother’s Day.
Book Fair –This fundraiser allows parents to purchase books for their children, to use as gifts, or buy books for their children’s class. Volunteers are needed to help organize the event, set-up and clean-up along with “manning” the fair itself. It is a great way to get involved and meet other parents in the community.
Fitness Day – This is an activity all for the kids! They learn about keeping their bodies healthy and safe while having fun. Volunteers are needed to organize the day’s activities, and help the children do the activities at each station.
Teacher Appreciation Lunch – Let’s face it….Trinity Preschool has the best teachers! A great way to show our appreciation is to prepare a special lunch near the end of the school year. The Chairperson and committee members will be responsible for coordinating a delicious lunch buffet with food, beverages, and paper good items donated by our best chef parents. In addition, we will need volunteers to help with set-up, serving and clean-up.
Year Long Opportunities:
Classroom Photographer: This is a fun opportunity to get a peek inside each classroom at Trinity! Twice a month, this volunteer will do a quick walk-through to each class to snap some candid photos of kids learning through play. We will be able to use these photos (with parent permission) for the website, social media, and other promotional materials. No special cameras needed; your phone will do the trick!
Hospitality: Baking and cooking as needed. The chair for this committee will coordinate committee members to supply items needed for various events during the year such as the September Back to School Night, Prospective New Student Open Houses, Monthly Staff Meetings and any other events that may arise that need refreshments. This is usually a nice big group so you can volunteer as your schedule allows. And by the way, no one will say anything if you pick that coffee cake up at Wegmans or Costco….
Home Room Parent: Each class has two Home Room Parent positions to fill. The Home Room Parents will be assigned and then will attend a beginning of the year meeting where their roles will be outlined. The Home Room Parent Chairperson will talk about the responsibilities of a Home Room Parent and also make sure all Home Room Parents are informed of parties, field trips and other special event dates.
Home Room Parent responsibilities include:
- Passing on pertinent information throughout the year to class parents (generally through a group e-mail)
- Posting/Emailing party sign-up sheets for class parties and helping to organize class parties
- Coordinating field trip chaperones
- Helping with text communication in case of emergency or early dismissal
- Coordinate a beginning of the year tea/coffee so parents can meet
- Helping with Thanksgiving Feasts and Dino Feasts (if needed)
- Organizing a donation of an item or gift basket to be auctioned at Silent Auction
- Coordinating teacher gifts
Pre-K Yearbook: Both a chair and volunteers will work with the Home Room Parent to collect photographs of the children and information that will be used in the Pre-K classes to help create their yearbook. The Chair will need to be the point person for working with the company that makes the yearbooks, and getting them all the information they need from the Pre-K parents and teachers.
Community Outreach: A variety of events including a clothing drive, food drive and shoe drive to help out the community and ourselves by cleaning out our closets and playrooms of our “gently-used” items. Mostly held in the 2nd semester, volunteering can be as short as 15 min. after drop-off to help sort through clothes, shoes, etc. or to help deliver a carload to the donation sites such as Cradles to Crayons, a literacy center or help to package up the donations to be sent somewhere in the world where they will be given a 2nd opportunity to make a child happy.
Beautification Committee (Fall and Spring): Gardening and outdoor clean-up as needed, primarily in the fall at the beginning of the school year and spring. We are starting this new committee to help ensure our wonderful school always looks its best, starting with the outside! The chair of the committee will coordinate committee members to garden around the Trinity signs and help maintain the Nature Center. Gardening experience is not required, although this is a great opportunity to exercise your green thumb if gardening is a passion!
Monthly Fundraiser – Grab a friend and plan a great monthly Fundraiser for Trinity Preschool. It can be anything of your choice from a “Girls Night Out” to a fundraiser with See’s Candies or any other retailer. Our head of fundraising, Cameron Prevost will help you along the way so you won’t be on your own. This is a great way to meet new people and have some fun.
Parents Helping Parents – Parents Helping Parents is a before school program that allows parents to leave infants and toddlers in their cars while taking older children to their classes. Volunteers stay with the cars parked in the handicapped spots on the Waterloo Ave side of the building from 9:00-9:15am. Volunteers may commit to one a week or one a month. Volunteers are crucial to this service being offered. It’s a great way to meet other parents and students at Trinity.