Volunteer Opportunities

VolunteersVolunteering as a UTM Wellness Ambassador will provide you with an opportunity to: 

  • meet new friends and become part of a dedicated and passionate community of people
  • learn more about a variety of campus programs and initiatives
  • participate in events and campaigns that are of personal interest
  • contribute towards a healthier campus environment
  • gain transferrable skills including leadership, teamwork, and communication skills
  • prepare for a future career in health care, education, public relations, marketing, and more
  • earn a Co-Curricular Record (CCR) credit

UTM Wellness Ambassadors can choose to participate in one of two program streams: (1) Education or (2) Outreach.

Stream (1): Education. The health education teams – Physical Health and Mental Health & Safety – are responsible for the development and delivery of peer health education events and initiatives on campus, specific to their respective health topic area. Each team consists of 10 volunteers plus a Team Lead and Program Assistant. Given the smaller team sizes, members work closely together over the course of the academic year and meet on a weekly basis. There is also a minimum weekly volunteer commitment for these teams at 5 hours per week.

Stream (2): Outreach. The Outreach & Special Events Team is responsible for the ongoing promotions and outreach for the program (via educational booths, walkabouts, class announcements) and staffing major campus events during the year (e.g., UTM Exam Jam, GLICE Skate Event, YOLO Pub Night). The Outreach & Special Events Team consists of over 50 volunteers who are supported by a Team Lead and Program Assistant. In contrast to the education teams, there is no weekly time commitment for this team, and members can choose to volunteer as often or as little as their schedule permits.

Co-Curricular Record (CCR):

For the Physical Health, Mental Health & Safety, and Leave the Pack Behind Teams, students who complete the minimum 5 hours per week commitment will be eligible to have the UTM Wellness Ambassador Program listed on their Co-Curricular Record.

For the Outreach & Special Events Team, students who attend a full volunteer orientation, volunteer a minimum of hours (15, 30 or 45), and complete a written reflection of their volunteer experience will be eligible to have the UTM Wellness Ambassador Program listed on their Co-Curricular Record.  

Interested in Joining?  

Click here to view the Volunteer Posting for the 2017-2018 UTM Wellness Ambassadors Program.

Click here to view the Volunteer Application Form.

Method of Application:

Please email the completed Volunteer Application Form to Mr. Ravi Gabble, Health Education Coordinator, ravinder.gabble@utoronto.ca, with the subject line UTM Wellness Ambassador. The deadline for applications is July 10, 2017 11:59PM.

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted for a group interview. Group interviews will take place in July 2017.