Project Serve Reading Week

Project Serve Reading Week offers social justice themed community-engaged learning experiences during the February Winter break. Programs are organized in partnership with local organizations across Ontario, Canada and the United States. As a participant, you (and other amazing University of Guelph students!) will have the opportunity to volunteer, learn about a social justice theme, and connect closely with communities in Guelph and beyond. Project Serve Reading Week is an unforgettable experience!

Themes and Locations

Past locations and themes have included:

  • Guelph (sexual health education)
  • Hattiesburg, Mississippi (race, the Civil Rights movement, and poverty)
  • Chippewas of Nawash, Ontario (contemporary Aboriginal communities)
  • Vancouver, British Columbia (inner city communities)

Program Costs

Costs for participants ranges from $200 - $1200 depending on the location. Typically, program costs cover transportation, accommodations, most meals and local programming fees. Download the PDF under "More Information" for this year's program costs.

Application Process

Interested participants (both undergraduate and graduate students) are invited to complete an application on GryphLife during the Fall semester, and applications are typically due by the end of October. Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview. Log into GryphLife, scroll down to 'Forms' and complete this year's application!

More Information

Click here for information on program themes, cost, and dates for 2017-2018 (PDF). Any questions regarding Project Serve Reading Week can be directed to Cassie Wever, Coordinator, Citizenship and Community Based Learning, Student Life (