Careers & Volunteering


Current Volunteer Opportunities


Hart House Human Library and Outreach Assistant

Hart House is seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic student to support, collaborate and deliver the Hart House Human Library Project at St. George and UTSC campus. The role is well suited to a student with a passion for intersections between literature, culture, equity, and storytelling. The Hart House Human Library and Outreach Assistant will work closely with Hart House’s Community Engagement Facilitator to develop two Human Library Project events in the 2017/2018 school term. This will be a rewarding role that allows for growth in event planning and coordination experience.

In addition, this role will support Hart House’s outreach initiatives as it relates to Orientation as well as ongoing program initiatives at UTSC and St. George. They will work closely with the Hart House Outreach Ambassador team.
 

Qualifications:
  • Must be a current UTSC student
  • Knowledge of and/or interest in the Hart House Human Library Project and storytelling activities
  • Desire to learn about and contribute to outreach events at Hart House, UTSC and U of T as a whole
  • Experience in planning events
  • Committed to work that enhances social justice and equity on U of T campus
Duties:
  • Supporting two Human Library Project events—one during first term at St. George and one during second term at UTSC
  • Contributing to Human Library event from start to finish with guidance of Hart House’s Community Engagement Facilitator
  • Creative outreach using unique strategies, tactics and promo materials to promote both Human Library events
  • Work with different campus groups to recruit Human Books as appropriate to the specific theme
  • Supporting existing Hart House weekly drop-in programming
  • Representing Hart House on all three campuses during Orientation from August 20 to the end of September, including Clubs Days, tabling events, and other opportunities
  • Assisting Program staff with various equity and diversity initiatives and programs on all three campuses

 
There is one position available. We are seeking a UTSC-based student, but approximately half of their time will be spent at St. George campus.

This is a work study position. Average work week is 7 hours (although much longer, 12-18 hours, in September). Position runs from August 2017 to May 1, 2018, with a mandatory two-day training session August 10 and 11, 2017.

Please apply with a cover letter and resume to Trish Starling, trish.starling@utoronto.ca by June 29, 2017, by 5 pm.

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Hart House Community Engagement Ambassador

Hart House Community Engagement Ambassadors generate, support and implement community engagement initiatives at Hart House and with the University of Toronto community. This includes community outreach and engagement during Orientation month (September), and throughout the year in various locations on all three campuses. The Community Engagement Ambassadors have a particular focus on creating community within Hart House and beyond, on a tri-campus and wider community level.

Ambassadors will meet new people, create new communities and creatively make their way through a year of unique experiences while gaining new skills!
 

Qualifications:

Must be a U of T student – we appreciate diversity, all are welcome!
Knowledge of and/or interest in Hart House programming
Desire to learn about and contribute to community building at Hart House and U of T
 

Duties:
  • Supporting existing Hart House initiatives that create and build community
  • Understanding and highlighting engaged Hart House students’ needs, while helping to deliver programming specifically to meet these needs
  • Understanding and highlighting needs of those students not yet engaged in Hart House activities and addressing these needs creatively and effectively
  • Working directly with Hart House Clubs and the other Ambassadors to plan meet-ups to build community and networks
  • Support community outreach events (with community agencies) that invites Club and Committee members and Hart House staff to get involved
  • Using social media to create an online community that supports programming and events
  • Conducting exciting and well-informed tours of Hart House for new students
  • Representing Hart House on all three campuses during Orientation from August 20 to the end of September, including Clubs Days, tabling events, and other opportunities
  • Organizing and supporting engaged student appreciation events two times/year
  • Assisting Program staff with various equity and diversity initiatives and programs on all three campuses

There are multiple positions available. We are seeking St. George-based students, as well as UTM and UTSC based students to represent Hart House.

This is a work study position. Average work week is 7 hours (although much longer, 12-18 hours, in September). Position runs from August 2017 to May 1, 2018, with a mandatory two-day training session August 10 and 11, 2017.

Please apply with a cover letter and resume to Trish Starling, trish.starling@utoronto.ca by June 29, 2017, by 5 pm.

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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 marco.adamovic@utoronto.ca.
 
If you have any questions, email marco.adamovic@utoronto.ca.
 
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 danny.wen@utoronto.ca or suzanne.macintyre@utoronto.ca

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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 gillian.lewis@utoronto.ca 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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