Community Action Project: Become a SciHigh Volunteer
The SciHigh program was developed by Mount Sinai in 1997 to promote science to students throughout Toronto.
The goal of the program is to further reinforce students' curiosity and show them how cool science can be.
SciHigh hopes to encourage students to retain science course options throughout their academic studies and ultimately to consider science as a career.
SciHigh is looking for students that would like to share their enthusiasm and love of science.
As a volunteer you will be traveling to locations throughout the city to give presentations to students from Kindergarten to grade 12.
SciHigh provides all the supplies for the presentations and cover all travel costs.
Training is provided and new volunteers are paired with experienced volunteers who will answer all your questions and lead you through your first presentation as a team.
This opportunity is open to all University of Toronto Students taking Science courses or with a strong interest in science education and/or background.
How it works
- We connect you to the SciHigh Volunteer Coordinator
- Attend SciHigh training
- Attend the Community Action Project Orientation in September
- Commitment is flexible and according to your schedule. To be eligible for a Co-Curricular Record credit a minimum of 20 hours commitment is required to the SciHigh Program.
- Attend 2 reflection sessions with the CCP and SciHigh
- You can add the experience to your Co-Curricular Record after completing all of the above requirements.
When and where
Volunteering shifts and how much time you commit is flexible - we are looking for volunteers for presentations during the school day, evenings, and weekends. You only need to sign up for the shifts you are interested in going to. To be eligible for the Co-Curricular Record, a minimum of 20 hours commitment is required.
Schools and community groups are across Toronto. SciHigh covers all travel costs!
Register for the SciHigh Program. Please register early in order to participate in our Community Actions Projects Orientation Training scheduled for September 22, 2017.