Community Action Programs (CAPs) are year-long volunteer opportunities where you can meet like-minded students, gain hands-on transferable skills at a nonprofit organization, and learn about social issues in our communities.
You will contribute to community efforts around the city and:
- develop your communication, time management, leadership, and critical thinking skills.
- gain valuable experience in a field that interests you and explore careers in the community.
- work on developing your reflective practice and deepen your understanding of yourself.
- build your resume and Co-curricular Record (CCR).
This program is open to all current U of T students.
How The Program Works
Students will be matched with non-profit and public sector organizations to participate in a virtual or in-person volunteer commitment.
Opportunities and partners include:
- Friendly engagement with seniors at Kensington Health’s Second Mile Club
- Tutoring with On Your Mark at Working Women Community Centre
- Workshop development and facilitation with Jake’s House
- Workshop facilitation with Story Planet
- Research, editing, and graphic design support with Jean Augustine Centre for Young Women’s Empowerment
Register on CLNx for an orientation session:
Considerations & Exceptions
Program hours and availability will vary for each organization, and you will be encouraged to set up your schedule with your volunteer supervisor.
We encourage students from a range of disciplinary backgrounds and experiences to participate in the program, but we cannot guarantee you will be matched with a project in your field. We will do our best to match your interests with your volunteer opportunity. Some opportunities may require a Vulnerable Sector Screening or specific language requirements.
This year (2023-2024) we will be offering both virtual and in-person opportunities.
Please get in touch with Michelle Christian at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
What Students Are Saying17 votes
I was able to improve my communication and interpersonal skills because I was working closely with students, volunteers, administrators, and facilitators. I gained a deeper understanding of the importance of valuing other people's lived experiences… and I improved my ability to work with children in a manner that respects everyone's viewpoints and became better at incorporating individuals who appear disengaged into the group.