Alternative Reading Week is a program that runs twice annually, during the University of Toronto’s fall and winter Reading Weeks. The three-day event involves hundreds of students. They are assigned to volunteer projects in community organizations. Students are expected to complete the full three days of engagement, and encouraged to stay involved after the event. Students explore the concepts of learning through engagement, leadership for social change, and community development. Being involved in a community-engaged event lets students learn about social issues in Toronto and Peel.
Program EligibilityNon-profit community organizations in the GTA
How The Program Works
Students collaborate with you for three days. They can work on a project that supports existing programs, or help with initiatives that may have been on hold for lack of resources.
If you are interested in partnering with the Centre for Community Partnerships for Alternative Reading Week or if you have questions, please email Amina Farah, Co-ordinator, Co-curricular Learning, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The student team was amazing. They filled our expectations. They were eager to learn and "think outside the box."