Volunteer Opportunities

Alumni stay involved with the Temerty Faculty of Medicine by volunteering in many different ways, and with a range of commitments. Volunteering is immensely rewarding, for both our volunteers and the community members they serve.

Volunteer for any of the opportunities below using our Volunteer Form. For more information, contact Katrina Heisz at katrina.heisz@utoronto.ca.

Volunteer Form

Mentor a Student

Mentorship is a great way for students to gain valuable professional skills as they head out on their chosen career paths. Through a process of student self-assessment and regular interaction, students develop practical steps toward success. Mentors and mentees alike benefit from the mentorship experience. Find out more about mentorship.

Words of Wisdom

Alumni write notes of congratulations and encouragement to first-year medical students and incoming residents and fellows.  These “Words of Wisdom” can include advice or simply a warm welcome to the Temerty Medicine community. Learn more about Words of Wisdom.

Be a Guest Speaker

Student Clubs often seek alumni to be guest speakers at student events, interest group advisors and mentors. Preceptors for student-run service learning projects are also needed. Alumni can contribute meaningfully to student life without a long commitment. Let us know if you’d like to be involved in student clubs or interest groups.

Awards Committees

Alumni are often needed to sit on awards selection committees — such as for the University of Toronto Student Leadership Awards and the Faculty's alumni awards — at various times throughout the year. This is interesting and rewarding work with a short time commitment. Apply to volunteer on a student and alumni awards committee.

MD Volunteer Opportunities

MD Admissions Rater

Volunteer MD Admissions raters help select a new class of MD students each year. Raters may volunteer to be a file reviewer, interview rater, or both. It is not mandatory to be U of T alumni to qualify as a rater. Raters are closely connected to U of T’s medical community. Each year, we invite medical students, residents, clinical fellows, physicians, allied health professionals, education experts, members of the public and alumni to join our group of file reviewers and interviewers. The selection processes for file reviewers and interview raters are done independently of one another. A call to register as a rater is usually sent out in the end of summer and a rater information session is usually held in the month of September.

To learn more about volunteering as an MD Admissions rater, please email md.admissionsoffice@utoronto.ca.

Career Advising

Alumni can offer valuable career advice and support to MD Program students in a variety of small but significant ways. These could include discussing interests and career path options, exploring and setting goals, assisting with interview prep or CV writing.

Enriching Educational Experiences (EEE)

Volunteers in the Enriching Educational Experiences (EEE) Program provide U of T MD Program students with opportunities for unpaid clinical placements as a required part of the Foundations Curriculum or as co-curricular activities.

Alternative Enriching Educational Experiences (EEE)

Volunteers in the Alternative Enriching Educational Experiences (Alt. EEE) Program provide U of T MD Program students with opportunities for unpaid non-clinical placements as a required part of the Foundations Curriculum or as co-curricular activities.

For more information about supporting MD Program students, please contact katrina.heisz@utoronto.ca.

Community of Support

Mentors in the Community of Support program provide students who are Indigenous, Black, Filipino, economically disadvantaged or who self-identify with having a disability with support for advancing their medical academic careers. Opportunities include in-person mentorship, job shadowing and support with medical school applications and interviews. Learn more at Community of Support