Apply to be a Mentor

Homework Zone mentors are dedicated McGill students who want to improve the lives of children who need extra support.


Mentor with homework zone student

New Volunteers

Mentor with two homework zone students

Returning Volunteers

Why become a Homework Zone mentor?

  • Letter of attestation from the Dean of Students for volunteers who complete at least 30 hours (includes orientation and travel time)
  • Bus/metro tickets are available on demand
  • Contribute to an innovative academic and socio-emotional enrichment program for children who need the extra support
  • Students are trained and supported in their work as mentors and tutors by SEDE and professionals from the education field
  • Gain skills in communication, leadership, teaching and time management
  • Workshops and reflection events are organized throughout the year to help mentors get the most out of their experience
  • Work with other McGill students and explore the Montreal community beyond McGill!

Hear it from our student mentors, coordinators, mentees and partners as they present the highlights of their experiences with the Homework Zone program, in this video:

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Time commitment

The time commitment is approx 3 hours per week (including travel time to and from the school) for a duration of 10 weeks over one semester. Volunteering in the Fall semester runs from the last week of September to the first week of December; volunteering in the Winter semester runs from the last week of January to the first week of April.

Choose the day of the week and timeslot that works best for you:

  • Tuesday 2-5pm 
  • Wednesday 2-5pm OR 2:45-5pm
  • Thursday 2-5pm



All volunteers must attend the mandatory Homework Zone orientation. The orientation for the Winter 2020 semester will take place on Saturday, January 25th, 12-3:30pm.

McGill University is situated on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehà:ka, a place which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst nations. We recognize and respect the Kanien’kehà:ka as the traditional custodians of the lands and waters on which we meet today.

Click here for more information on land acknowledgements.

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