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The Saturday Program is looking for volunteers

This post is from the University of Toronto Medical Society.

The Saturday Program is the largest community outreach program under the University of Toronto Medical Society. Since 1996, we have provided free tutoring and mentorship to high school students in Toronto who may be struggling academically, but have demonstrated the desire to explore their potential. We are currently recruiting volunteer tutors and core volunteers for the 2017 session. See below for details!

How does the program work? On a typical Saturday, students receive one-on-one homework help from volunteers from 9am-11am, then attend a hands-on workshop from 11am-noon. A free hot lunch is served to all program participants after the workshop.

Where is the program located? We operate in the Medical Sciences Building.

Time commitment: 9am-1pm, every Saturday from January 21 to April 22, 2017 (exceptions: Family Day, March Break, and Easter weekends). Volunteers may choose to attend all 10 sessions, or to be paired with another volunteer and attend 6/10 sessions.

What are the available volunteer roles?

Tutor: Help your student with his/her school work from 9-11am, then attend the 1-hr workshop from 11am-noon. Students are paired with the same tutor(s) each week to enable rapport-building.

Core volunteer: Assist with program logistics by taking attendance, facilitating workshops, serving lunch, etc. Core volunteers may also serve as substitute tutors in the event of tutor absences.

How do I sign up? Interested volunteers can fill out an application here: