Volunteer with the Saturday Program – a U of T youth mentoring and tutoring initiative

The Saturday Program is the largest community outreach program under the U of T Medical Society. Since 1996, the program has 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. The Winter 2020 program has already started, but it’s not too late to apply!

How does the program work?

On a typical Saturday in the Medical Sciences Building, high school students receive one-on-one homework help from volunteers from 9:15am-11:15am and then attend an exciting hands-on learning workshop from 11:30am-12:30pm. A free light breakfast and a hot lunch will be served to all program participants after the workshop.

Time commitment

The program start date is January 25, 2020 and will run for 10 consecutive Saturday’s thereafter (exceptions: Family Day, March Break, and Easter weekends) with April 25 being the last session. Volunteers may choose to attend all 10 sessions or be paired with another volunteer to tutor in pairs and attend 6/10 sessions.

What are the available volunteer roles?

Volunteer tutors as the title suggests will be tutoring a student each Saturday. Students are paired with the same tutor(s) each week to enable rapport-building and facilitate learning.

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

Interested? Fill out the volunteer form.

For more information, please email or visit the Saturday Project Facebook page or Instagram.


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