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Volunteer Opportunities

The PTO has many fun events planned for the 23/24 year and we are excited to get everyone involved! Whether it be your time or perhaps a donation, we have a list of events outlined below that will require additional help to ensure each event is a success!  

To be added to our Volunteer List – please e-mail us at [email protected]. We would love the opportunity to contact you when the need arises!  

If there is a specific event that you are interested in, please feel free to note that as well! 


PRAYER GROUPS – All year long
Chairperson for Men: TBD ([email protected])
Chairperson for Women: Tia Koutz ([email protected])
Highland Christian School offers prayer groups for men and women.  Anyone with a heart for HCS, whether parent, grandparent, alumni, or neighbor – you are encouraged to uphold
the school community in prayer, and this is an excellent way to do it.  The men’s and women’s prayer groups meet regularly throughout the school year (separately) to pray for the needs of the
school, the families, and the community. Regular attendance is encouraged, but not required. “For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18:20. If
you would like more information about one of the prayer groups, check here.

T.R.I.P.-All year long
Chairperson: Ann Lunch [email protected] or (219)838-0356 Ext 100 
TRIP stands for Tuition Reduction Incentive Program.  It is a great way to reduce your tuition by purchasing gift cards for everyday use or to hand out as gifts.  Every Tuesday there are groups who sort the gift card orders.  It is usually a two-hour commitment, once a month. We are also looking for someone to apprentice for the chairperson position. If you would like to volunteer for the TRIP program and/or learn the job for a year under the current coordinator, check here.

Chairperson: Building & Grounds Committee – [email protected] 
Several times a year, we need 20-25 people to assist with indoor and outdoor work projects.  The projects may include painting, weeding, spreading mulch, trimming low hanging branches, assembly of materials, cleaning, etc.  Dates are TBD.  If you are willing to labor with us, let us know!

etc…A RESALE MARKETPLACE-All year long
Chairperson: Beth Mills ([email protected]) or Judy Zandstra ([email protected])
etc…A resale Marketplace is a thrift store that benefits HCS in many ways. If you find yourself with a few hours a week or just one afternoon a year, your help is needed. Be sure to watch for your student’s class sort night!

Husky Ambassador
Chairperson: Jessica Hiskes ([email protected])
With so many new families at HCS this year, we thought having a Husky Ambassador per grade would help with the transition!  The Husky Ambassador would be the contact person/family for new families and students.  They can check-in, see how the school year

is going, and be there to answer any questions that might arise.  Essentially the Husky Ambassador would be the liaison for HCS!  If you are interested in being a Husky Ambassador, please email Jessica at the e-mail above!

Chairperson: Jodi Lineburg ([email protected])
Occasionally, there are mass mailings that need to be sent out from the HCS office.  If you are willing to assist with these, please let us know!

PTO (Parent Teacher Organization)
Chairperson/President: Brielle Pausma
PTO is a group of 12 parents who organize fundraisers, school events, and help bring together the HCS community.  PTO meets once a month and it is a 2-year commitment. If you are interested in learning more about being on the board or volunteering for an event, please email PTO!

Chairperson: PTO ([email protected])
For all the HCS pastors, we would like to show our appreciation by hosting a brunch and prayer meeting.  If you can make a brunch dish or help with appreciation cards on this day, please let us know!

Chairperson: PTO: ([email protected])
If you are willing to provide a casserole, fruit item, baked goods, juice, paper products, etc. for this event, please check here.

Chairperson: Judy Zandstra ([email protected])
Volunteers are needed to work shifts at the book fair.  Shifts are normally 3 hours long either morning or afternoon. Please check here if you would like to volunteer at the Book Fair.

Chairperson: PTO: ([email protected])
During the annual PTO dinner event, we need volunteers to help clear tables, refill drinks, and be hospitable to those in attendance.  This is a great opportunity for you to serve with your 3rd , 4th or 5th grader.  If you would like to volunteer at this fun night, please check here. (Date TBD)

Chairperson: Nancy Oostman ([email protected])
During the Kindergarten screening tests, we need a couple of adults to supervise and interact with those students who are waiting their turn to take the tests.  If you can volunteer for
this need, please check here.

Chairperson: Jennifer Wognum
The Auction has many parts – from solicitation to set-up to checkout and pick up. They have a great group of volunteers going but are always looking for more. If you are willing to help out with the auction in any way, or would like more information – please let us know!

Chairperson: PTO ([email protected])
If you are willing to provide a casserole, fruit item, baked goods, juice, paper products, etc. for this event, please check here.

Chairperson: Vicki Huizenga ([email protected])
On this day, students are matched up with service projects on and off campus. Volunteers work alongside students and oversee project teams.  If you are willing to help supervise and serve during this “feet to faith” project, please check here.

Chairperson: Pat Scheeringa ([email protected])
7th grade parents: If you are willing to help set up tables and chairs after school and then serve desserts and refreshments in the evening, please check here.

8th grade parents: If you are willing to make cookies, bars, or other desserts for the reception, please check here.

Chairperson: PTO ([email protected])
Field Day is such a fun for the kids! To help things run smoothly, we may need a few extra hands. If you are willing to help in various ways on this day – please check here!

Chairperson: Jessica Hiskes ([email protected])
We brought back the HCS Golf Outing and it has been a huge success!  We are looking forward to making it an annual thing. There will be many roles and volunteer opportunities to help with next year. This event will be held over the Summer. If you would like
more information about how you can get involved, please e-mail Jessica!


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