Community Action Project: Become a SciHigh Volunteer
The SciHigh project was developed by Mount Sinai in 1997 to promote science to students throughout Toronto. The goal of the project 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. You will give presentations on various science topics to students from kindergarten to grade 12.
Training is provided and new volunteers are paired with experienced volunteers who will answer all your questions and lead you through your first presentations as a team.
This opportunity is open to all University of Toronto Students. We highly encourage students with a strong interest and/or background in science to participate.
How it works
Students who wish to participate in this opportunity must:
- Register for the SciHigh Project
- Meet with one of our coordinators to find out more
- Attend the Community Action Project Orientation
- Attend SciHigh training
- Attend reflection sessions with the CCP and SciHigh
When and where
Volunteer shifts and time commitment are 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 and available to go on.
To be eligible for the Co-Curricular Record or and/or a letter of reference, a commitment of at least 20 hours is required.
Schools and community groups are located throughout the GTA. Typically, volunteers meet at Mount Sinai Hospital and then travel to the site together by taxi or Uber. SciHigh covers all travel costs!