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If you enjoy helping others, have a passion for education, and love working with students ranging from kindergarten to high school then this is the perfect program for you!

Vic Reach is a volunteer academic outreach program offering Victoria College students the opportunity to work with students in Toronto schools. Student volunteers provide a minimum of three hours per week of tutoring and assistance during the academic year.

Every student of Victoria College is eligible to participate.

Each student volunteer who fulfills the requirements of Vic Reach will receive a formal certificate from the College recognizing their participation.

Volunteer Information

Volunteers must commit to one 3 hour weekly visit, for a total of (at least) 54 hours over the academic year.

For further inquiries, please contact us at vic.reach@utoronto.ca.

We're looking forward to meeting you!

Police Record Check

Before applicants can be assigned to a posting, they must acquire a satisfactory police record check through the Vulnerable Sector Screening.

Students will need to deal with their local police services, and follow the procedures they have in place to request a record check. This can be a time-consuming process, so it best to apply well ahead in advance to ensure timely placement.

Should the record-check-request form require a signature from the “agency” requesting the check, OISE has agreed to act as the “agency” to facilitate the acquisition of the record check.

PRESTO Reimbursement

Vic reach volunteers may apply to have their TTC expenses reimbursed, by filling out and submitting the form below.

Note: to be eligible for a reimbursement, volunteers must use PRESTO. Transfer slips will no longer be accepted.

Volunteers must provide:

  • Proof of travel by downloading and presenting your PRESTO Transaction History Report to confirm travel going to and returning from the school. Please note that transaction data is only available for three months, so keep track of your trips.

Print out and complete the form below. Submit completed form, along with your PRESTO Transaction History Report to Amelia Bailey, in VC107 (Old Victoria College Building).

School Information

Vic Reach provides participating schools with an opportunity to augment and enhance the learning experience in their classrooms. Program volunteers are paired with interested teachers and assist in classrooms or with extracurricular activities.

Schools wishing to partner with the Vic Reach Program simply need to contact the Vic Reach coordinators at vic.reach@utoronto.ca and provide details regarding the number of interested teachers, and the type of volunteer assistance required (classroom, extracurricular, etc.).

Participating Schools

Clinton Street Junior Public School (K-6)

James Cardinal McGuigan Catholic High School (9-12)

John Fisher Junior Public School (K-6, French Immersion)

Kensington Community School (K-6)

Lawrence Heights Middle School (6-8)

Maurice Cody Junior Public School (K-6)

McMurrich Junior Public School (K-6)

Palmerston Avenue Public School (K-6)

Rawlinson Community School (K-8 + French Necessities)

Rosedale Day School (K-8)

St. Joseph’s College School (9-12, All Girl’s Catholic)

Wilmington Elementary School (K-4)