Support Service Spirit
Trent Day of Service

Trent University has a longstanding tradition of service. From working in the non-profit sector and public service, to serving on boards and foundations, to sharing energy and experience with volunteer programs in places they live, work, and play, the Trent community has always risen to the challenge of bettering our world. 

As part of Trent Day celebrations, alumni and community members around the globe will come together in one unified display of service by volunteering with organizations in their area. University representatives and alumni leaders will work with local organizations to offer a variety of group volunteer opportunities throughout the day.  


HOW DO I PARTICIPATE? 

Service Sites 
Sign up to volunteer at one of these service site opportunities listed below or participate through independent service with an organization that is important to you.  

Kawartha Food Share Logo
Peterborough - Kawartha Food Share
 

Volunteers will work in the Kawartha Food Share warehouse where they will sort incoming food donations, assemble boxes for distribution, and see the behind-the-scenes workings of this vital emergency food source.  

Register Now to volunteer with the Kawartha Food Share


Feed the Need in DurhamDurham – Feed the Need in Durham

Volunteers will work in the Feed the Need in Durham warehouse where they will sort incoming food donations, assemble boxes for distribution, and see the behind-the-scenes workings of this vital emergency food source.  

Register Now to Volunteer with Feed the Need in Durham


Sharon Temple National Historic Site and MuseumSharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum – East Gwillimbury
One of Canada’s earliest forms of historic preservation and restoration, the Temple was built in 1832 and has maintained its architectural beauty and charitable efforts. Located on 4.5 acres of parkland, this National Historic site is home to 8 heritage buildings and community gardens.  

Trent Day volunteers will participate in the Spring Bee Clean Up, an annual activity where community members help prepare the grounds for spring! Volunteers will work outdoors turning-over gardens, seeding portions of the lawn, gathering twigs and green waste left behind after the spring thaw. 

Register now to volunteer with the Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum


Power To Be – Victoria
Power to Be is a non-profit organization that believes everyone belongs in nature. They work to remove financial, cognitive, physical, and social barriers so that everyone is free to explore the outdoors. 
Trent Day volunteers will assist with moving lumber as Power to Be prepares for their next innovative project. Outdoor clothing and footwear, appropriate for yardwork, must be worn. Volunteers must be fully vaccinated to participate in this opportunity. 

  • Friday, April 8, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. PT 
  • Volunteers must be at least 19 years of age to participate in this opportunity 
  • Outdoor clothing and footwear, appropriate for yardwork, must be worn 
  • 4633 Prospect Lake Road, Victoria, BC 

 Visit the Power to Be website to learn more about the organization and their initiatives 

Register now to volunteer with Power to Be


Independent Service 
Alumni and friends are welcome to volunteer at a location that is personal to them and still be a part of this meaningful day. Simply arrange to volunteer with an organization in your community and sign-up as an independent volunteer when completing the Trent Day registration form.  

Register now for an independent volunteer site


CAN I VOLUNTEER WITH MY FAMILY OR FRIENDS? 
Absolutely! We highly encourage you to volunteer with others. Please remember to register your family members as well. 


REGISTRATION INFORMATION 
Please register your participation before 4pm Wednesday March 30th and join in this wonderful display of Trent spirit - your participation will be celebrated along with all the generous acts of service taking place around the world on Trent day! 

Register for Kawartha Food Share
Register for Feed the Need in Durham

Register for Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum
Register for an Independent Site


*Volunteer kits, including Trent Day t-shirts, will be provided to registered volunteers (while supplies last). Participants are asked to register before the deadline to ensure they receive their volunteer package before Trent Day


TD Insurance logo

We would like to thank TD Insurance, proud sponsor of Trent Alumni Day of Service since 2018. 

Trent alumni, staff, faculty, students, and retirees are eligible to receive reduced rates for Home and Auto Insurance with TD Insurance. To learn more, visit the Alumni Benefits web page

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