Parent Volunteer Form

Sharing your time and experience is a fun, rewarding and meaningful way to support TCS. Your talents and resources can make a difference by enhancing the TCS experience for our students.

Parent Information
Committees

TCS Parents' Guild

Volunteers are needed throughout the year, on a one-time or weekly basis. Volunteers help at the School’s fall fair (Bear Fair), assist in the Bear Boutique, help purchase and distribute birthday, Valentine’s Day and care packages, decorate the chapel and countless other things that benefit our students.
Time commitment: two hours each week in the guild shop, or just a few hours at a one-time event such as Bear Fair or Valentine's Celebration

TCS Parents' Association

The TCS Parents' Association focuses on enhancing communication between the School and its parent community. It does this through parent receptions, open houses and fundraising events. There are opportunities for parents to volunteer via a nomination process for the following positions: president; chair, parents' advisory council; chair, parent giving; chair, international parent relations; and chair, Junior School relations.
Time commitment: variable

Parents' Fundraising Committee

Parents meet twice a year to discuss strategic philanthropic activities for TCS parents and their impact on the School's mission through the Parents Fund.
Time commitment: two hours for meetings; teleconference capability

Events & Other

Phonathons

Each year the advancement office holds phonathons, normally in the fall and spring. These events are a great opportunity not only to raise funds for the TCS Parents Fund, but also for parents to connect with other parents. They are held in Port Hope and/or Toronto. Parents outside of this area who would like to volunteer for this programme can be given information to call their peers from their homes on behalf of the advancement office.
Time commitment: two hours in the spring and/or fall

Careers Night

Parents are invited to participate in Careers Night, where students meet with parents and alumni to learn about different career choices. This is a mandatory event for all students in Grades 10 to 12.
Time commitment: three hours in April

Host a Boarder

Each year Trinity College School attracts young people from over 30 different countries to our residential programme. And while life on campus offers a truly wonderful opportunity for growth and development, the school experience itself is always further enhanced by an opportunity to join a local TCS family during a break weekend, living in the home of a Canadian family and learning about daily living in this country. The School will do its best to match interested students with a host family for one or more of our five long weekend breaks, providing a learning experience for both the boarding student and host family alike.
Time commitment: one to five weekends during the school year, depending on host family availability

As Trinity College School is in a position of trust with regard to its students, all employees and volunteers are required to provide a recent vulnerable sector/criminal record check to ensure the safety and well-being of TCS students.

Under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA), all employees and volunteers must receive training on the requirements referred to in the Customer Service Standard and the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation and on the Human Rights Code as it pertains to persons with disabilities.