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Centre for Student Engagement September Volunteer Newsletter
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What is the Centre for Student Engagement?


It is a place where you can experience: 
  • Leadership development 
  • Co-Curricular recognition
  • Mentorship opportunities
  • Support for student organizations
  • Community involvement through volunteering 
By being involved with our office you can: 
  • Make friends with students from all backgrounds
  • Gain tangible skills that employers are looking for
  • Invest in your growth and development 

If all these things interest you, then you have found the right place!
Scroll below to learn more about the opportunities that are available for you! 

Get Involved with the

Centre for Student Engagement!


Become a Volunteer!
Continue below to find out more about each project!
Check out a few quick links to 2016-17
Centre for Student Engagement Projects below!

Volunteer Opportunity

Portfolio

Description

Alzheimer Society

Community Action Project

Participate in "The School's Program" by working with Alzheimer Society to help promote information about Alzheimer's disease and dementia through interactive educational presentations to Grade 4, 5, and 6 students in the Region of Peel.

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Community Action Project

Participate in the Group Mentoring and/or the In School Mentoring program with UTM & BBBS from September to April (2016-2017).

Peel District School Board

Community Action Project

Participate in the PDSB Mentorship Program from October 2015 to April 2016 at Ellengale Public School.

Track 3

Community Action Project

Participate in the Ontario Track 3 Ski Association as a volunteer snowboard instructor.

Visions of Science

Community Action Project

Students will work with groups of their peers (6 total) within each “club” of the organization to support students in Grades 4-8 and enhance their knowledge of science.


Girl Guides of Canada


 

Community Action Project

Participate in developing some of the core programming that Girl Guides of Canada offers.

Volunteer Opportunity

Portfolio

Description

Habitat for Humanity

Community Day Event

Participate in a day long build on October 14 where students will work together to construct part of a house for a member of the community.
*Check out our website later this week to sign up!

Evergreen

Community Day Event

Plant your roots at UTM as we team up with Evergreen to plant trees around campus October 22.

 

Volunteer Opportunity

Portfolio

Description

Alzheimer Society

Community Innovation Project

Participate in working with Alzheimer Society to develop a high school educational program (curriculum development and health promotion). This educational program will be used in high schools to have students understand more about Alzheimer's.

Caledon/ Dufferin
Victim Services

Community Innovation Project

Participate in working with CDVS on a research project aimed at better understanding the issues facing male victims of domestic violence in the Peel Region and in Canada.

Peel Region - Health Services

Community Action Project

This year students will have the opportunity to volunteer with this organization with their Peel Action Team for Health TobaccOut Initiative Peel (PATH TIP). As a PATH Volunteer they will be developing, implementing, and evaluating grassroots tobacco prevention advocacy initiatives.

Volunteer Opportunity

Portfolio

Description

Family Education Centre

Community Innovation Project

Work with the Online Project Team at FEC in developing a media strategy that encompasses feedback on current video and media components of the online program and making suggestions/edits to the media pieces.

Girl Guides of Canada

Community Innovation Project

Students working on this project will have the chance to organize a science/ technology day at UTM for Girl Guides of Canada participants. Students will plan the event with stations for participants to engage in an interactive on campus experience and earn a badge for the day.

Volunteer Opportunity

Portfolio

Description

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

Community Day Event

Join tens of thousands of Canadians take action against Shoreline litter September 24.

The Greening Project

Community Innovation Project

The Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga and Credit Valley Conservation developed a program called "The Greening Project" that designs and implements naturalized gardens, removes invasive plants and have created two rain gardens. Since then, the project is looking to increase awareness of their project and provide educational opportunities to other organizations and the general public.
 

September Conscious Activism Documentary

Civic Event

Come out on September 21 for a documentary viewing regarding sustainability, followed by a discussion with an expert in the field.

Volunteer Opportunity

Portfolio

Description

Volunteer MBC

Community Innovation Project

This project is in celebration of Canada's 150th birthday which will take place over the 2017 year. Students working on this project will have the chance to develop a program for UTM to capture how we can celebrate our community engagement in the Peel Region during Canada's 150th birthday. These students will have the chance to implement the program starting in January 2017.

The DAM youth Drop in

Community Action Project

The Dam Youth Drop In is a safe community space for youth and young moms offering love, respect and dignity for all. Students will work with the Dam Youth Drop In Centre to help organize and create outreach opportunities for the event: The Coldest Night of the Year.

Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre

Community Innovation Project

Students will have the opportunity to conduct research with Syrian Refugee community members in the Peel region. Students will explore how the community has supported the refugees in the past year and develop suggestions for future programs.

Habitat for Humanity

Community Innovation Project

Create a campaign to present to elementary schools that gives them an understanding of what Habitat for Humanity does and how to run an initiative at their school to raise awareness and funds for the program.

Volunteer Opportunity

Portfolio

Description

Project Leaders

Alternative Reading Week

Help organize Alternative Reading Week and lead students through one of the projects. Applications are due September 19th.

Community Engagement Ambassadors

Community Day Events

Sign up to be one of the masterminds behind the planning and execution of Community Day Events. Applications are due September 19th.

Leadership in Action

Community Innovation Project

After completing utmLEAD, students have the opportunity to implement what they’ve learned through participating in the Leadership in Action: Community Innovation Project. Work alongside a community partner of your choice and design a project of your choice.

Volunteer MBC research

Community Innovation Project

Students get the opportunity to work with Volunteer MBC to research volunteerism from a student perspective. At the end of the year, students will present their findings to the Board of Directors at Volunteer MBC and be able to make suggestions for ways to improve volunteering amongst students.

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Community Action Project

On-Campus Program Coordinator: This unique experience will give you the opportunity to host one of the BBBS groups twice a month. As a Program Coordinator you and your team will plan and execute  interactive, fun and engaging activities for the BBBS volunteers and kids and will.


DON'T FORGET!

Registration Closes on September 19th, 2016 at 12pm for ALL year long volunteer positions! 
You might need to obtain a Police or Vulnerable Sector Check:
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