Current Volunteer Opportunities
- Volunteer Photography Assistants
- Hart House Art Tours Student Docents
- Hart House Global Commons Organizing Committee Members
- Hart House Finance Committee
- Hart House Theatre Volunteers
- Hart House Clubs & Committee
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 email@example.com or at 647.978.7512.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, from November 2016 to April 2017.
The Hart House Global Commons will provide 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 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 kickoff dialogue event in March 2017, as well as parallel programming to the signature event. The Global Commons Organizing Committee will offer 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.
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.
For more information, contact Marco Adamovic, email@example.com.
Students will be appointed to the committee based on their availability and interest.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416.978.6392
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.