Apply for a Student Placement

The Stop is recognized as one of the foremost not-for-profit agencies for student placements. Every year, The Stop welcomes students from universities, colleges, and secondary school co-op programs for student placements. Placement students are oriented, trained, and supervised by experienced staff.

The Stop is committed to providing a student placement experience that supports students’ learning goals in alignment with our work and mission. Students and staff work together to ensure a successful student placement experience that benefits both students and community members.

The following information is only for the student placement application process. If you would like to volunteer your time and skills outside of an academic or college requirement, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator.

Eligibility Requirements
Please note that The Stop only accepts students from academic institutions that are registered and in good standing with the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities, or their appropriate regional governing body.

How To Apply

  1. Review current student placement opportunities.
  2. Select a placement opportunity, then download the application form (save the pdf file to your computer before completing the form; save it with your name in the filename before you submit your application). Completed applications should be submitted by email to studentplacements@thestop.org. Once submitted, you will receive an automatically-generated email confirming receipt of the application.
  3. After reviewing applications, we will invite student candidates to a screening interview to ensure the best match between students’ interests and opportunities at The Stop. (Please note that due to the large volume of applications we receive, we are only able to contact those candidates who are selected for an interview.)
  4. If you are accepted for a student placement at The Stop, you’ll receive a letter of acceptance by email. Your student placement packet will include your acceptance letter, as well as policy and training information, including: Confidentiality Policy, Conflict of Interest Policy, Bill 168 Training Material, AODA Training Material.
  5. Your student placement is complete only when you make a commitment to the program by signing and returning your letter of acceptance by mail or email to the attention of the Volunteer Coordinator within 10 days.
  6. Before your first day of placement, you will be required to complete the online training. You will be asked to bring signed copies of the required policies and paperwork with you on the first day of your placement.
  7. Inform your academic institution field supervisor that you will be completing a practicum with The Stop.
  8. On your first day of placement, the Volunteer Office will initiate a criminal record check if the placement requires one.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who is a student on placement?
A student on placement is a person who is registered in a program that requires course-related hours to be done before they can successfully complete the program and graduate.

2. How do I arrange for a placement?
All placements are arranged through The Stop’s Volunteer Office.

3. How many hours can I expect to complete during my placement?
The required hours are most often determined by your course requirements.

4. What types of placement opportunities does The Stop provide?
The Stop’s programs provide opportunities for placement students; however, these opportunities vary depending on program needs and time of the year. Student placement opportunities are posted and updated on our website.

5. Can I volunteer at The Stop when my placement is complete?
Yes! If you would like to become a volunteer, please contact us. The Volunteer Coordinator will review the difference between being a student on placement and being a volunteer before you begin your new role.

6. Who should I contact if I have any further questions?
Contact The Stop’s Volunteer Coordinator at 416-652-7867 ext. 249 to ask any questions you may have prior to, during, or after your placement.