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Cinco Ranch HS PTSA

Volunteer

Are you a CRHS Volunteer?

A volunteer is someone who donates their time for the benefit of students, teachers, campuses or KISD as a whole.

What Are Volunteer Hours?

Volunteer hours are any hours spent in work directly benefiting students, teachers, campuses or KISD, at home, at the campus or outside the district. This includes hours spent on campus, working in all the booster club activities, volunteering at athletic events, chaperoning field trips and booster club events, attending volunteer-related conferences and meetings, baby sitting for your neighbor who is volunteering, baking for hospitality events, and all the time you spend on the phone coordinating those campus volunteer hours.

Why Do We Record Those Hours?

Recording those hours helps us evaluate the volunteer program at CRHS. Are we effective? Are we growing as the campus grows?At the district and campus levels the VIPS program can qualify for state and national awards and grants. Each month KISD produces a list of the hours donated by volunteers at each of the six high schools, so let’s make our CRHS volunteer hours accurately reflect our commitment to our campus and the community.

How Do I Record My Hours?

  1. On-campus volunteer hours are collected in the RAPTOR system at the front office. Please tell the RAPTOR attendant that you are volunteering and make sure to tell them when you leave.
  2. Keep track of the hours you spend volunteering after hours and off campus.
  3. Some booster clubs and school organizations keep track of their own hours. These hours should also be given to the VIPS coordinator so they can be reported.
  4. Volunteer hours are tallied each month; so if you are keeping track of those hours at home, please remember to turn them in to the VIPS coordinator at the end of each month. Please submit them via the Volunteer Hour Submission Form below.
  5. Remember volunteer recognitions can only be awarded if we know who the volunteers are.

Cinco Ranch High School truly has some of the most wonderful volunteers in KISD who have donated many thousands of hours to our school. Thank you for all the work you do supporting and enriching our students’ education.

FOR STUDENTS:

The CRHS PTSA members will advertise their volunteer needs through the eNews and NHS-X2Vol. Don't forget to submit your volunteer hours to the PTA and if you want to also submit them for CATS, you can download their form by following this link CATS form and guidelines.

CRHS PTSA VOLUNTEER HOURS:

NOT CRHS VOLUNTEER HOURS:

(These are examples of CRHS volunteer opportunities that will not count as PTSA volunteer hours.)

student volunteers

parent volunteers

Volunteering Opportunities

THE CRHS PTSA FALL COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

We are in need of parent and student volunteers for the upcoming CRHS PTSA Garage Sale.

THE VINEYARD CHURCH OF KATY

The Vineyard Church of Katy is looking for student volunteers to assist on a weekly basis. They meet in Tompkins High School every Sunday. They are a portable church that also serves the community with outreaches to an orphanage, the elderly and others in Katy. Student volunteers are needed on Sundays 8am (set up) and 11:30am (breakdown). If any student is interested in volunteering please contact D’Anne Bynum at 832-276-0323.

LUNCHES OF LOVE

Lunches of Love, a non-profit organization, committed to ending childhood hunger in Rosenberg-Richmond, is looking for student volunteers throughout summer. They operate Monday-Friday and provide free nutritious sack lunch during extended school holidays (Summer, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Spring break). If any student is interested in this opportunity, visit their website http://www.lunchesoflove.net/ and click on the volunteer today button. You will be directed to their online calendar. You can contact their coordinator Adriane Gray at 281-342-8321.

HOUSTON APHASIA RECOVERY CENTER (HARC)

HARC a non-profit wellness program facility for persons with aphasia, is looking for high school student volunteers to help with a variety of administrative work throughout the summer. Although students younger than 18 would not be able to assist the Speech Language Pathologists in the program rooms, they would ensure that the students understand the mission and purpose of HARC. Students would gain important insights into the different social and rehabilitative needs of people who have acquired aphasia, and learn about the fragile network of community resources available to assist them. If any student is interested in volunteering at HARC please contact Tasmina Dhanani at 713 781 7100 or email tdhanani@harctx.org. They are located at 3701 Briarpark Drive, Suite 310, Houston, Texas, 77042.

TEXAS WILDLIFE REHABILITATION COALITION

The TWRC is looking for volunteers to work their Center volunteer shifts (Busy Bee and Lizard Lounge) which include the care and feeding of their Animal Ambassadors and general cleaning and maintenance tasks for the Center. The students would need to attend a center orientation which is held every other Saturday, become a member and then they would receive a link to their VolunteerSpot online sign-up sheet. They then can sign up for any open positions and come in for four hour shifts helping take care of their adorable Animal Ambassadors and helping with the tasks involved with keeping the Center running. If any student is interested in volunteering at TWRC please contact Victoria Hepburn at edacare@twrcwildlifecenter.org for additional information. TWRC also needs high school student volunteers interested in volunteering as Camp Counselors. TWRC will be holding camps the weeks of June 13–17, June 27–July 1, July 11–15, July 18–24 and possibly July 25 –29. Any students interested in volunteering as Counselors need to attend the first camp meeting to be held Saturday May 21st at 12:00 at the Center. Please contact Victoria Hepburn at edacare@twrcwildlifecenter.org for information about this opportunity.

ETERNAL FOOD MINISTRY Eternal Food Ministry, a non-profit food pantry mission serving Katy and surrounding areas is looking for volunteers on Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays between 10:30am and 4:30 pm. in the EFM warehouse in Katy to sort and package food. For more information about volunteering, please visit their website www.EternalFoodMinistry.org. You can contact their volunteer Coordinator Jari Lynn Ring on 281- 271- 1730. They are located at 6801 Hwy. Boulevard, Katy TX 77494. Also, if the students want to set up a food drive, Eternal Food Ministry is able to receive donations whenever they can bring them.