Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.91
Liaison Lindsay Walker
Submission Date Oct. 24, 2019

STARS v2.2

Humber College
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 5.00 Lindsay Walker
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management
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Does the institution wish to pursue Part 1 of this credit (student participation in community service)?:

Total number of students:

Number of students engaged in community service:

Percentage of students engaged in community service:

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (community service hours)?:

Total number of student community service hours contributed annually:

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student:

Does the institution have a formal program to support employee volunteering during regular work hours?:

A brief description of the institution’s program to support employee volunteering:

There are several international volunteer positions available for full-time Humber College employees who feel they have skills to offer and the passion for helping those in need. Leave for Change is part of Uniterra, an important international volunteer program in Canada, which is managed by two non-profit organizations: WUSC (World University Service Canada) and CECI (Canadian Centre for International Studies and Cooperation).

The employee volunteers during their vacation and serves for approximately three to four weeks; prior to leaving, the employee will participate in two days of pre-departure training. Once the employee arrives at their destination, they will share knowledge and skills with the local partner organization and on return, shares the experience with colleagues. Humber College, as a partner of the Leave for Change program sponsors full-time Humber employees to participate in the program by contributing $6,000 per employee volunteer to Uniterra for the placement, facilitating in the volunteer selection process and by supporting volunteers in sharing their experience upon return.

Leave for Change provides pre-departure training and covers the cost of: vaccinations, insurance, airfare, lodging and provides a daily stipend. In addition, they also coordinate transportation, in-field logistics and monitor security and the well-being of volunteers in the field.

Does the institution track the number of employee community service hours contributed through programs it sponsors?:

Total number of employee community service hours contributed annually through programs sponsored by the institution:

Website URL where information about the institution’s community service programs is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

The community service information is captured through the CCR program which is a formal record of skill development that takes place outside of the classroom. Hours were estimated or calculated using the information given by the governing body of each activity.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.