“Give generously and joyfully to others”

Trinity School’s Office of Public Service offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for our community. We hope that all faculty, staff, students and their families will consider joining us! For division or grade specific events please click on each division. Lower School students must be supervised by an adult at all O.P.S. events. Questions? Please contact Kim Vinnakota at kimvinnakota@trinityschoolnyc.org.

To see highlights from the 2018-2019 school year, please click here.
 

ADVENT COMMUNITY MEALS

Join fellow members of the Trinity community to serve dinner to our neighbors at Advent Lutheran Church on 93rd and Amsterdam. 5 to 6:30pm. Lower School students must be supervised by an adult. Please click a date below to register for it:
 

BINGO NIGHTS

Everyone is a winner at our always popular Bingo Night, hosted in the Dining Room at Trinity School. Volunteers serve dinner to our neighborhood guests and lead lively rounds of Bingo. 5 to 6pm. Lower School students must be supervised by an adult. Please click a date below to join us!
 

BOUNTY: WEEKLY FOOD DONATIONS

Volunteers of all ages are needed every Tuesday from 3:15-3:45 to package food for delivery and to bring it over to the DeHostos Community Center on 93rd and Amsterdam. Please click here to register.  This is a short but important volunteer opportunity. Last year, through BOUNTY, Trinity provided 3,000 meals to our neighbors in need. Please join us!


THANKSGIVING

On Wednesday, November 27th the Trinity School community will host guests from the Goddard Senior Center for a Thanksgiving meal, a celebrated tradition for over 20 years. This year the event again will be led by our 8th grade students but we welcome all participants, including alumni. Volunteers are needed for set up the day before, gift bag assembly, and hosting the meal. Registration will open in October.
 

COMMUNITY DRIVES

Throughout the year Trinity’s PA Service Team collects donated items in the Great Hall for a number of partners. Volunteers are needed for just 30 minutes during morning drop off to help with collection - a great way to connect with other parents and serve our neighbors! Please see Sunday Night Emails and Newsday emails for more information and to volunteer.
  • Costume Drive for DeHostos Community Center - Friday, 11/1 & Monday, 11/4
  • Cookie & Oatmeal Drive for Trinity’s Thanksgiving Dinner - Monday, 11/25 & Tuesday, 11/26
  • Holiday Toy Drive - Monday 12/9 through Friday 12/13
  • Book Drive benefiting Project Cicero - February 2020
 

DEHOSTOS HOLIDAY BREAKFAST

Lead by Trinity’s PA Public Service Co-Chairs, parent volunteers host guests from the Goddard Riverside Senior Center and Sondra Thomas House at the DeHostos Community Center one Wednesday morning in December. Please check back here for date and volunteer registration.
 

VALENTINE’S DAY CARD MAKING EVENT FOR THE SCARLETT FUND

In January 2020, the Office of Public Service and the PA Service Team will host a Valentine’s Day card-making party in the Dining Room for our friends at the Scarlett Fund, which delivers notes of hope and love to pediatric patients and their families at Memorial Sloan-Kettering. We’ll have snacks and plenty of art supplies to help spread the love. This event is open to all students, K through 12. Lower School students must be accompanied by an adult.

The Office of Public Service

Inspired by Trinity School’s founding as a charity school and guided by our 5 Principles, the Office of Public Service supports curriculum-based service learning in every grade through our 15 Community Circle Partners. To learn more about each grade, please click on division topics.

We also offer after school service opportunities for Middle and Upper School students, and for our Lower School families. Many of our events are open to all faculty, staff, students and their families and we are grateful for and inspired by the broad participation from our community. Please review info n the left or division topics for more information and to register.

DR. SARAH BENNISON
Director of Public Service
Smith College - B.A.
Teachers College, Columbia University - M.A.
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University - M.A.
New York University - Ph.D.
(212) 932-6838
sarah.bennison@trinityschoolnyc.org

MRS. KIM DAVIS VINNAKOTA
Public Service Coordinator
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - B.S.
(917) 553-4678
kim.vinnakota@trinityschoolnyc.org

FACULTY SERVICE TEAM
Emily Burnham - MS/US Green Team
Christine Nealy - LS Green Team
Luisen Elias Ruiz - Mt. Sinai Language Ambassadors
Alan Tulin - MS Service Council and Service Learning Seminars
Ginn Norris - US Student Service Groups
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Located on Upper West Side of New York City, Trinity School is a college preparatory, coeducational independent school for grades K-12. Since 1709, Trinity has provided a world-class education to its students with rigorous academics and outstanding programs in athletics, the arts, peer leadership, and global travel.