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New Portal Means Community Hours Are Only a Click Away

Friday, May 19, 2017

There's something new for Upper School students to help research community hour opportunities.  A new "one-stop-shop" website (or online community resource library) has been launched to easily find the names and contact information of organizations looking for volunteers.  The initiative was student run.  Here is how the project came together from the student perspective.

In October, a group of Bayview Glen students joined  Mrs Hitchcock for a Saturday visit to the Toronto Volunteer Youth Expo. There, we split up and met with over 80 volunteer organizations and collected all the information the fair had to offer.

Using this information we spent the school year creating an online Community Involvement Resource Library website as well as a physical Community Involvement Resource Library, situated in the Student Service’s Office.

The library and the website include volunteer opportunities available to students of various ages, separated by category, such as The Arts, Libraries, Museums, environment and food banks. The physical library includes pamphlets and information that students can go through while the online website lists, describes, and provides contact information for the organizations. Both give students and parents easy access to over 80 volunteer groups and their contact information. We hope to continue adding to the library next year.

I am very proud of our accomplishments and I hope that this will be an ongoing legacy at Bayview Glen for years to come.

Branda Liu, SEC Head of Community Service

Access the Community Resource Library by clicking here.