Recruiting volunteer tutors and core volunteers! The Saturday Program
The Saturday Program is the largest community outreach program under the U of T 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. Beyond providing academic support, our program puts an emphasis on mentoring and guiding students as they navigate high school and begin to prepare for post-secondary pursuits. Once again, we are currently recruiting volunteer tutors and core volunteers for the 2020-2021 session. See below for details and sign up here!
How will the program work?
This year our program will be running completely online using Zoom. On a typical Saturday, high school students receive one-on-one homework help from volunteers from 9:30am-11:00am. There will be a break from 11:15am-12:15pm while the students attend an exciting enrichment workshop (which you are welcome to take part in as well) and tutoring will then resume from 12:30pm – 2:00pm.
The program start date is set for November 28, 2020 and will run for 13 Saturdays until April 17, 2021. You will be required to attend at least 10 sessions (including the opening and closing ceremonies).
What are the volunteer roles?
- Volunteer tutors: as the title suggests, you will be tutoring a student each Saturday. Tutors are paired with the same student(s) each week to enable rapport-building and facilitate learning.
- Core volunteers: assist with program logistics by taking attendance, facilitating workshops, etc. Core volunteers may also serve as substitute tutors in the event of tutor absences.
If you are interested in volunteering with us, please fill out the volunteer form here.
Please note: There is a specific Saturday Program for the Mississauga campus that will be recruiting students as well!
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