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Making it easy for students to have a meaningful

impact within their community. 

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Team
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Aneesa Ali
Software Developer

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Harjot Bhatia
Product Manager

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Vivian Li
UX/UI Designer

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Thushnica Villavarajan
Project Manager & Business Lead

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Amy Wang
Software Developer

Meet The Team

Each of us bring our own strengths to the table but together, we're able to tackle any challenge that may come our way! 

All of us grew up in Ontario and have had first-hand experience with completing volunteering hours to graduate from high school. We each faced our own set of challenges, which inspired us to create MyTime. We are committed to improving the process for the future generations. 

READY?

SET

GO!

About

Our Journey

A brief glimpse into our exploration and implementation process

Understand
OSSD Requirements

High school students must complete a minimum of 40 community service hours to receive their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

Volunteering mandate strengthens the community and provides students opportunities to reinforce civic responsibility, develop new skills and gain confidence. 

Identify Bottlenecks 

Build
MyTime

Design an NLP-based software tool that connects students with their community, based on required skills and personal interests. 

Strategically designed for all stakeholders involved - students, volunteer organizations, and high schools. 

Lack of coordination between schools, students & volunteering organizations results in an inefficient and challenging process for students to partake in.

Mismatch in skills make it challenging for students to find positions they enjoy, and organizations to find qualified applicants.

 

Hassle in tracking hours create inefficient processes that leave room for assumptions and errors.

Design Verification & Validation

Conduct cognitive walkthroughs and surveys to confirm that our tool meets respective specifications and fulfills its intended purposes. 

Iteratively improve tool prototypes based on feedback and experiences from stakeholders.

Tested and validated by students and volunteer organizations.

Demo

Team Video

A short clip to showcase MyTime in action

Connect

Get Started

Explore our 3 portals to get first-hand experience with MyTime

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  • Search for relevant volunteer positions 

  • Apply for best-fit roles

  • Verify volunteer organizations

  • Oversee postings

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  • Create volunteer postings 

  • Manage applications

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Validation

Students

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Distributed online surveys and forms to gain insight on profiles and personal goals related to volunteering. 

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Conducted phone and video interviews to gather user research in specific use-cases and learn more about students current experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Leveraged our own first-hand experiences throughout high school to make strategic decisions, for both MyTime process flow and design implementation. 

What are students saying?

"The addition of the schedule as a monthly calendar is very helpful. The profile is also a great tool to showcase myself and hopefully attract organizations."

"Clean interface and good use of web design.

"Overall the design is very user friendly, wish I had this before!"

Organizations / School

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Shared interactive forms to gain insight on the recruitment process. 

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Reached out to contacts across volunteer organizations to understand short and long-term scope.

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Discussed legal restrictions and critical design constraints with
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chools. 

What are orgs/ schools saying?

"Clean UI and UX, very intuitive to use, nice. I like the simplicity and low overhead of the website."

"The portal is easy to navigate and the design is appealing."

"I love this idea and the outcome!"

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