Careers & Volunteering

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Communications Assistants

Hart House is looking for a committed work-study student who is passionate about getting our message out to students. The Communications Assistant will work with the Communications teams to create a strategic plan for the distribution of Hart House’s printed promotional materials on campus, and research innovative and effective ways for Hart House student clubs and committees to use free and existing resources to promote their events and activities. This is a great opportunity for a student who would like to improve communications and promotional skills, and build campus networks.

  • current U of T student
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • experienced working in promotions and outreach
  • knowledge of the U of T downtown campus, familiarity with UTM and Scarborough
  • excellent organizational and research skills
  • reliable, committed and responsible student who is capable of independent work


  • assist with the design of a poster distribution process for Hart House including campus mail drop offs to colleges, UTSC and UTM
  • maintain poster sites across the campus. Schedule, participate in and oversee weekly poster
  • audit areas around campus for drop-off spots for printed calendars, postcards and brochures
  • assist with website updates some CMS experience preferred
  • assist with and help design a method to survey students for feedback on messaging/design
  • identify students to be interviewed for the Hart House blog or to act as guest bloggers
  • In conjunction with members of the HH Communications team and student ambassadors, identify outreach projects for the 2017-18 year


Apply at Career Learning Network

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Volunteer Photography Assistants

Attention U of T students and photography lovers. We are looking for volunteers to assist in the creation and execution of a photography exhibit that will take place at Hart House on June 1, 2017. This will be a community engaged initiative in partnership with Dowling Community Service Residence. The Dowling Residence is a transitional home for men who have experienced mental illness and extreme poverty. The goal of this project is to encourage these men to express themselves artistically through photography.

Options for volunteer roles include:
  • Assisting the residents with taking photographs (3 hours one day in April or May)
  • Helping to print black and white photographs in the darkroom at Hart House and prepare matting for the frames (approx. 3 hours over 2 days)
  • Setting up for and hosting the photography exhibit (3 hours on June 1)


This will be a fun and interesting project; one that can be included on a CV and will be counted as part of your co-curricular record. If you are interested and would like more information or have further questions, please contact or at 647.978.7512.

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Hart House Docent Training Workshops
Training for the Hart House Art Collection

The Art Museum at the University of Toronto is offering Docent Training Workshops for students who are passionate about the arts and enjoy sharing their love for art with others. This workshop series aims to train students in leading tours of the Hart House Permanent Art Collection to students, staff, faculty, and the general public. Students will develop their public speaking skills and gain valuable tour guide experience, transferable to any art collection in museums and galleries.

We are looking for self-motivated students with an interest in Canadian art and art education, with experience in speaking to a broad general public. Training is free and a small honorarium is offered to successful participants of the program for the tours they lead. The workshops and tours will take place on various Tuesdays from 3:00–5:00pm.

Training for the Malcove Collection

New this year, we will be looking for Docents specifically to give tours of the Malcove Collection at The University of Toronto Art Centre. The Malcove Collection of over 500 objects ranges from ancient pieces to 20th Century art, including drawings by Picasso and Matisse. It has a particular focus on Medieval art and Byzantine icons. The Malcove Collection was bequeathed to the University in 1982 along with a major endowment, which supports the permanent display of the Collection.

To apply to either of these opportunities, please send a letter of interest, and your CV including year of study and art-related interests by January 17, 2017 to:

Hart House Global Commons Organizing Committee:
Call for Student Participation 

Interested in creating space for transformative dialogue on global issues that connect us all? Consider joining the Hart House Global Commons Organizing Committee which will meet roughly twice a month, either virtually or in person, from July 2017 to April 2018.
The Hart House Global Commons provides U of T students with a vibrant, creative, and welcoming international gathering place for important dialogue and the exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives on global issues. This initiative will host events involving live feeds from across the globe and will engage local and international U of T students in dialogue with fellow students from other universities to search for solutions on key issues.
Hart House is forming the Global Commons Organizing Committee, comprised of students, staff and other interested parties, which will collaborate to develop the 2 main events on October 19, 2017, and March 1, 2018, as well as parallel programming to the signature events. The Global Commons Organizing Committee offers students a significant leadership role in building new authentic space for dialogue at U of T, as well as supporting the enhanced education and expanded awareness of all those who participate.
The theme for the 2017-18 academic year will focus on Reconciliation, and will likely include institutional partners from Africa and Latin America.
The Organizing Committee provides organizational and advisory support to the Hart House Global Commons on many elements of the program including the following roles:

Communications and Outreach
  • Identifying faculty and courses which link to the thematic topic;
  • Engaging campus and community through digital communications;
  • Supporting the promotional elements of the Program;
Community Engagement
  • Researching, identifying, and liaising with local and international community organizations to participate;
Logistical Support and Program Design
  • Advising on program design, delivery, and assessment.

Organizing Committee members will also receive training in anti-oppression and dialogue facilitation, and are expected to be available to facilitate or volunteer for both events.
All students, regardless of discipline and experience, are welcome to join, but should be able to commit 6-8 hours monthly. This opportunity will be recognized by the CCR.
Please apply by sending a letter of interest along with a resume or CV – attached in one document – to
If you have any questions, email, or visit for more information.
Students will be appointed to the committee based on their availability and interest.

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Hart House Finance Committee Student Membership

Hart House’s Finance Committee provides opportunities to learn valuable skills in financial management by participating in conversations and decisions about budgetary and financial policies and issues. We welcome students from all disciplines (it’s an opportunity for students enrolled in finance-related degree programs to bring theory to practice; and we also provide educational training sessions for students without a financial background). Skills acquired through involvement as a committee member can be applied to both individual and organizational financial management. The Finance Committee mandate applies to all financial aspects of Hart House with particular focus on the following:

      • Participate in advising the Board of Stewards on policies that affect the financial management of the House
      • Analyze the annual budget
      • Make recommendations for the House’s long-range plans
      • Consider capital expense requests
      • Monitor financial operating performance
      • Oversee the annual audit process
      • Participate in the Audit Sub-Committee

To get involved, contact or

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Hart House Theatre Volunteers

Discover the inner workings of live theatre. Get involved in the season’s programming and join the blend of students and professionals, actors, playwrights, dancers, directors, musicians and technicians in a unique formal and informal educational opportunity. Be a part the University of Toronto’s Performing Arts Leader Since 1919.

Contact Gillian Lewis, Education & Production Coordinator at or call 416.978.6392

For more information visit the theatre’s volunteer information page located here >>
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Clubs & Committees

To find a club or committee that speaks to your interests, visit our Clubs and Committees page with a complete list of all the clubs and committees as well as information about each one.

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