Office of the Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs


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Volunteer with Student Affairs

Looking for a volunteer position that provides meaningful & relevant experience, personal skill development, ongoing support from professionals, and excellent training while contributing to Queen's?

Click on the program(s) below for more information on how to apply.

Find a Volunteer Opportunity


  • Aboriginal Peer Helpers support first-year Aboriginal students to encourage spiritual, mental, physical and emotional support during their first transition year.
  • Peer Mentors provide both academic and personal support to fellow students in a one-on-one coaching and mentoring relationship. Mentors support students in all years and all programs.

Academic Success

  • Peer Learning Assistants (PLAs) help students learn how to be more productive and effective learners by facilitating learning strategies workshops and providing drop-in academic coaching.
  • Peer Writing Assistants (PWAs) volunteer at the Writing Centre to help other students develop their writing skills through workshops and one-on-one consultations.


  • Peer Health Educators (PHEs) share their interest in health promotion by developing and implementing health outreach initiatives – presentations, displays and campus-wide events.
  • COR Volunteers provide hands-on care to intoxicated students at the Campus Observation Room (COR), an on-campus detox center. COR volunteers also do campus-wide outreach.
  • Leave the Pack Behind volunteers and paid student staff help support smoking cessation through campus outreach, social media and collaboration with other schools across Ontario.

Additional Support

  • Career Services Peers (CS Peers) help students communicate important messages in their resumes or cover letters through 1-1 appointments at Career Services (or drop-in clinics).
  • English Language Buddies at the Queen’s University International Centre provide English language support to international students.

Job Descriptions and Applications

The 2017-18 application period is now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied for a volunteer position. Recruitment for 2018-19 will begin in January 2018!

  1. Go to
  2. Login into MyCareer using your NetID
  3. Select job postings from the left-hand menu
  4. You have 2 options for searching for the relevant postings:
    1. Use the following search terms: "Student Affairs"
    2. If you know the specific job ID associated with the peer role in which you are interested, use it to search: e.g., 59738

Select the position(s) of interest and follow all application instructions, e.g., applying directly by emailing your application to the coordinator listed in the posting.

Information Sessions

Want to learn more? Attend our no obligation information session on Friday January 27, 2017 from 2:00 - 3:30pm in Stauffer Library, Room 121. The session will feature professional staff and peer representatives from each peer program with an opportunity to ask questions at the end.

Can't make it to the Information Session? Visit our booth at the Summer Opportunities Fair on Tuesday January 24, 2017 from 10:30am - 3:30pm in the Athletics and Recreation Centre to learn more.