Many organizations are seeking volunteers to assist them with various types of activities. Volunteering can help you build valuable transferable skills, expand your professional network, contribute to a specific cause, and/or explore career options.
If you are interested in working for a party as a constituency assistant / legislative assistant / policy advisor (political side) / communications assistant, you may benefit from volunteering in your local MP/MPP’s constituency office, and/or volunteering during an election.
If you are interested in exploring a particular research stream, consider looking though the work study programs available at the University. Becoming a Research Assistant and working with a faculty member will provide you with valuable experience that will benefit your academic and professional career. For Work Study Options please check https://cln.utoronto.ca/home.htm and find out more.