April 1, 2019

Volunteer in the community this spring and summer

Open Circle McMaster is looking for grad student volunteers from across all disciplines and fields of study, to work with at-risk youth in the local community between April and June.

Grad students who are a part of this facilitated group of volunteers can choose to contribute two to four hours of homework help and mentoring per week, working with children and youth programs in Hamilton. Volunteering for the Summer Institute of Awesome can provide a productive, balancing and fulfilling break from research and writing, as well as provide an opportunity to make new friends. 

Volunteers will connect for guided reflections and community building. Additional benefits: 

  • Get to know a variety of Hamilton neighbourhoods.
  • Contribute to the community at large and help school-aged youth to learn and grow.
  • Receive and give positive mentorship.
  • Have the support of a volunteer facilitator through Student Open Circles.
  • Gain leadership experience in the community.

Groups in need of volunteers include:

  • Learning And Fun (LAF) Afterschool Program 
operates Mondays through Thursdays from 2:50 to 5:30 p.m.
 Volunteers work with at-risk children in small groups and one-on-one, using creative and fun tools to
assist with financial literacy activities, homework completion, and social skills.
  • Pathways to Education
 operatesTuesday or Thursday, 4:30 to 7:35 p.m. Volunteers tutor high school students through homework assignments, studying, social
engagement and conversation.

Browse all weekly volunteer group openings online at Open Circle McMaster. Positions can start either the first week of April or the first week of May.