Peer Programs

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Queen's Peer Programs! With more than 10 programs recruiting students to work in peer support roles, there's an opportunity for you, whether you're interested in mentoring, health education, learning strategies, international experience, career coaching and more. Enhance your leadership experience while supporting your peers and building community virtually or on campus! 

 

 

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Position: Mentor, QSuccess

Company/Organization Name: Student Experience Office

Job Type: Volunteer

Number of Positions: up to 70

Commitment: July 2022-April 2023, 3-4 hours/week

Start Date: July 2022 (Exact date TBD)

Wage: This is a volunteer position

Deadline to Apply: Tuesday, June 7, 10:00 PM EST

Background

Q-Success is a transition program available to all first-year students. Q-Success mentors will work 1:1 with first-year students to help ease the transition to university life. First-year students will have the opportunity to be paired with an upper year mentor who will be responsible for building a good rapport with their mentees and sharing their own relevant experiences to help the transition to Queen’s. Mentors will guide students who participate in Q Success through exercises to build tangible social, academic, and healthy lifestyle skills to support their transition to life at university. This is an ideal opportunity for students who are looking to find meaningful ways to engage with their peers in a structured setting and to give back to Queen’s. Some benefits of being a Q Success Mentor include:

  • Build community at Queen’s
  • Develop as a Mentor and build skills transferable into the workplace
  • Certificate of contribution for your professional portfolio
  • Meet other students with similar interests

As a QSuccess Mentor, you will also be responsible for the following duties:

1) Mentorship

  • Build positive rapport with mentees
  • Assess skills that require improvement
  • Identify strategies for change
  • Coach, guide and model effective problem solving and academic study skills
  • Engage participants in a planning process for attending remote engagement and/or events that are available on campus and that help to build skills and new understandings

2) Diversity and Inclusivity

  • Create a welcoming and inclusive space for mentees from a variety of backgrounds and experiences
  • Listen and support mentee experiences in a non-judgmental way
  • Recognize and help mentees to identify potential signs of personal distress
  • Encourage self-reflection and open-mindedness
  • Assist mentees in forming community connections
  • Appropriately offer resources and referrals

3) Administration

  • Attend all required training and meetings as communicated by program coordinators
  • Complete weekly mentoring logs and a final program survey
  • Proactively communicate potential problems, on-going concerns and activities by submitting updates to the coordinators
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the QSuccess Program

Required Skills:

  • Have experience providing personal support and forming helping relationships (e.g., mentoring, tutoring, and coaching)
  • Demonstrate intercultural competence and a knowledge of equity, diversity and inclusion principles
  • Have an interest, passion and enthusiasm for helping peers
  • Have a good understanding of challenges facing first year students
  • Be able to set work priorities to meet deadlines and possess excellent organizational skills
  • Be an active listener and have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate good judgement and creative conflict management/problem-solving skills
  • Be knowledgeable about the University, its administrative processes, and the various programs and support services/resources that are available to students
  • Be self-reflective, patient and empathetic
  • Be available for, attend, and actively participate in all Q Success trainings, meetings, and sessions. Training will be offered remotely throughout the summer months
  • Act in accordance to a signed Queen’s University confidentiality agreement

Eligibility

Q Success Mentors must:

  • Be full-time equivalent Queen’s undergraduate or graduate students with at least one year experience at Queen’s
  • Submit a satisfactory Canadian Police Information Check (CPIC) and Vulnerable Sector Check. They will be responsible to maintain a clean CPIC and Vulnerable Sector Check for the duration of their role.

Time Commitment

  • The volunteer term will be July 2022 to April 2023
  • Mentors will be assigned up to 3 mentees at a time
  • Meetings will be 1 hour/mentee, on a weekly basis
  • Mentors are required to participate in small mentor meetings, up to 1.5 hours bi-weekly and be engaged participants in discussion boards and events

How to Apply

Please complete the online application by June 7, 2022.

Link to Online application form: CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Questions can be directed to Gabriela Ludusan, Coordinator, Peer Programs via email at gabriela.ludusan@queensu.ca

Employment Equity and Accessibility Statement

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

The University provides support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. Candidates requiring accommodation during the recruitment process are asked to contact the Program Coordinator at gabriela.ludusan@queensu.ca

Position: Leadership Skills Educator 

Company/Organization Name: Student Experience Office 

Job Type: Volunteer 

Number of Positions: 5 

Commitment: 2-3 hours per week 

Start Date: Monday, September 12th, 2022 (training to take place over the summer) 

Deadline to Apply: Thursday, March 3rd, 2022 at 10:00 PM EST 

Background: 

The Leadership Workshop Series is a program which offers leadership education to students on campus. Facilitated by students, to students, the program focuses on offering workshops and educational opportunities for fellow students to build skills in facilitation, conflict mediation, advocacy, intentional leadership, and giving & receiving feedback. Be a part of the inaugural team of Leadership Skills Educators and have the chance to contribute meaningfully to what it means to be a leader at Queen’s! 

As a Leadership Skills Educator, you will also be responsible for the following duties: 

1) Event & Programming Support 

  • Assist in the running of events through attendance and event support 

  • Participate in promotion of the leadership program through assisting with boothing and other promotional efforts on campus 

  • Collaborate with other members of the leadership team to develop ways to further leadership education opportunities on campus 

  • Participate in organized campus-wide outreach and promotional events – such as signing up for shifts to help support 

2) Workshop Facilitation and Education 

  • Facilitate workshops in the leadership workshop series 

  • Support the program through 1:1 leadership mentorship with other students 

  • Demonstrate intercultural competence and a knowledge of equity, diversity and inclusion principles and how they apply to leadership education 

  • Work collaboratively with other members of the Leadership Program 

 

3) Administration 

  • Attend all required training and meetings as communicated by program coordinators 

  • Participate in bi-weekly team meetings 

  • Attend additional professional development opportunities as required 

  • Track all shifts and hours and evaluation forms 

  • Proactively communicate potential problems, on-going concerns and activities by submitting updates to the coordinators 

Required Skills: 

  • Be able to work independently and on a team with excellent interpersonal skills 

  •  Demonstrate intercultural competence and a knowledge of equity, diversity and inclusion principles 

  • Have an interest, passion and enthusiasm for leadership education 

 

Eligibility 

Leadership Educators must: 

  • Be full-time equivalent Queen’s undergraduate or graduate student  

  • Submit a satisfactory Canadian Police Information Check (CPIC) and Vulnerable Sector Check. They will be responsible to maintain a clean CPIC and Vulnerable Sector Check for the duration of their role. 

 

Time Commitment 

  • The volunteer term will be September 2022 to April 2023 

How to Apply 

Please complete the online application by March 3, 2022. 

Questions can be directed to Taylor MacPherson, Student Development and Leadership Coordinator via email at t.m.macpherson@queensu.ca .  

Employment Equity and Accessibility Statement 

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. 

The University provides support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. Candidates requiring accommodation during the recruitment process are asked to contact the Program Coordinator at t.m.macpherson@queensu.ca .  

 

Position: Mentor, Upper Year Peer Mentor Program

Company/Organization Name: Student Experience Office

Job Type: Volunteer

Number of Positions: all successful candidates are accepted into the program

Commitment: September 2022-April 2023, 3 hours/week

Start Date: September 2022 (Exact date TBD)

Wage: This is a volunteer position

Deadline to Apply: Thursday, March 3, 10:00 PM EST

Background

Mentors in the Upper Year Peer Mentor Program are trained to provide one-on-one academic and personal support for up to three (3) program participants via weekly 1-hour meetings. The program is open to all upper year students (from 2nd year to PHD). Transition doesn't stop after the first year, so the Peer Mentor Program is designed to match students in second year or above with upper-year peer mentors to build confidence, encourage healthy lifestyles, and contribute to a satisfying university experience. Mentorship is an ideal opportunity for students who are looking to find meaningful ways to engage with their peers in a structured setting and to give back to Queen’s.

As a Upper Year Peer Mentor, you will also be responsible for the following duties:

1) Mentorship

  • Build positive rapport with mentees
  • Assess skills that require improvement
  • Identify strategies for change
  • Coach, guide and model effective problem solving and academic study skills
  • Engage participants in a planning process for attending remote engagement and/or events that are available on campus and that help to build skills and new understandings

2) Diversity and Inclusivity

  • Create a welcoming and inclusive space for mentees from a variety of backgrounds and experiences
  • Listen and support mentee experiences in a non-judgmental way
  • Recognize and help mentees to identify potential signs of personal distress
  • Encourage self-reflection and open-mindedness
  • Assist mentees in forming community connections
  • Appropriately offer resources and referrals

3) Administration

  • Attend all required training and meetings as communicated by program coordinators
  • Complete weekly mentoring logs and a final program survey
  • Proactively communicate potential problems, on-going concerns and activities by submitting updates to the coordinators
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the Upper Year Peer Mentor Program

Required Skills:

  • Have experience providing personal support and forming helping relationships (e.g., mentoring, tutoring, and coaching)
  • Demonstrate intercultural competence and a knowledge of equity, diversity and inclusion principles
  • Have an interest, passion and enthusiasm for helping peers
  • Have a good understanding of challenges facing first year students
  • Be able to set work priorities to meet deadlines and possess excellent organizational skills
  • Be an active listener and have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate good judgement and creative conflict management/problem-solving skills
  • Be knowledgeable about the University, its administrative processes, and the various programs and support services/resources that are available to students
  • Be self-reflective, patient and empathetic
  • Be available for, attend, and actively participate in all Q Success trainings, meetings, and sessions. Training will be offered remotely throughout the summer months
  • Act in accordance to a signed Queen’s University confidentiality agreement

Eligibiity

Mentors must:

  • Be full-time equivalent Queen’s undergraduate or graduate students with at least one year experience at Queen’s
  • Submit a satisfactory Canadian Police Information Check (CPIC) and Vulnerable Sector Check. They will be responsible to maintain a clean CPIC and Vulnerable Sector Check for the duration of their role.

Time Commitment

  • The volunteer term will be September 2022 to April 2023
  • Mentors will be assigned up to 3 mentees at a time
  • Meetings will be 1 hour/mentee, on a weekly basis
  • Mentors may be required to participate in small mentor meetings, up to 1.5 hours bi-weekly and be engaged participants in discussion boards and events

How to Apply

Please complete the online application by March 3, 2022.

Link to Online application form: https://queensu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bNnjsRsNPgEuYgB

Questions can be directed to Gabriela Ludusan, Coordinator, Peer Programs via email at gabriela.ludusan@queensu.ca

Employment Equity and Accessibility Statement

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

The University provides support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. Candidates requiring accommodation during the recruitment process are asked to contact the Program Coordinator at gabriela.ludusan@queensu.ca

Position: Peer Learning Assistant 

Company/Organization Name: Student Academic Success Services

Job Type: Volunteer

Number of Positions: 15

Commitment: 6-8hrs/month

Start Date: Monday, September 12th, 2022 (training to take place over the summer)

Deadline to Apply: Thursday, March 3rd, 2022 at 10:00 PM EST

Who is SASS?

Student Academic Success Services (SASS) offers academic support to students who wish to develop their skills in critical thinking, reading, learning, studying, writing, and self-management. We welcome Queen’s undergraduate and graduate students at all stages of program completion and all levels of ability.

As a Peer Learning Assistant, you will also be responsible for the following duties:

  • prepare and deliver workshops to undergraduate students with the aim of enhancing students’ academic success at the university level
  • staff one-on-one and small group academic skills coaching and drop-in sessions
  • work with students from every faculty
  • frequently work with international students, English language learners, struggling students, and students in crisis
  • plan and manage outreach events, social media and marketing campaigns, and write blog and other content for SASS’ website and social media feeds.

You will be reporting to the Outreach and Peer Programs Coordinator, Mikayla Sebesta. SASS is working hard to support students in a remote environment. If you are hired into our peer programs, we will work with you to gain experience in these roles whether they are delivered remotely or in person. We think we have one of the best volunteer teams in the university: we work closely with you to train and develop your ability to become a campus and community leader, and a budding expert in education with the skills to assist diverse students. Our volunteers are a valued part of Student Academic Success Services’ team and work – don’t miss the chance to join us!
 

Required Qualifications:

  • be a student in second year or upward from any program
  • knowledge of or experience in presenting, teaching, or working with students
  • having interest in or experience working with EAL (English as an Additional Language) is also particularly welcome.

How to Apply

To apply for the Peer Learning Assistant position complete the Division of Student Affairs Peer Programs online application. The deadline to apply for this position is Thursday, March 3rd, 2022 at 10:00 PM EST.

SASS will review all applications after the deadline and will contact successful applicants. If you have any questions about the position or how to apply, please contact Mikayla Sebesta by email at mms11@queensu.ca.

Employment Equity and Accessibility Statement

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

The University provides support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. Candidates requiring accommodation during the recruitment process are asked to contact Mikayla Sebesta at mms11@queensu.ca.

Position: Peer Writing Assistant  

Company/Organization Name: Student Academic Success Services

Job Type: Volunteer

Number of Positions: 5

Commitment: 2hrs/week

Start Date: Monday, September 12th, 2022 (training to take place over the summer)

Deadline to Apply: Thursday, March 3rd, 2022 at 10:00 PM EST

Who is SASS?

Student Academic Success Services (SASS) offers academic support to students who wish to develop their skills in critical thinking, reading, learning, studying, writing, and self-management. We welcome Queen’s undergraduate and graduate students at all stages of program completion and all levels of ability.

As a Peer Writing Assistant, you will also be responsible for the following duties:

  • work one-on-one with first and second-year students to:
  • review student writing
  • offer advice on editing and proofreading skills
  • improve students’ confidence in writing
  • write better essays, projects, papers and lab reports
  • advise all students, but often work with international students, English language learners, struggling students, and students in crisis.

You will be reporting to the Outreach and Peer Programs Coordinator, Mikayla Sebesta. SASS is working hard to support students in a remote environment. If you are hired into our peer programs, we will work with you to gain experience in these roles whether they are delivered remotely or in person.

Required Qualifications:

  • be a student in second year or upward from any program
  • have developed writing abilities in any subject: we’re just as keen on Engineering as we are on Economics, English or Environmental Science!
  • having interest in or experience working with EAL (English as an Additional Language) is also particularly welcome.

How to Apply

To apply for the Peer Writing Assistant position complete the Division of Student Affairs Peer Programs online application. The deadline to apply for this position is Thursday, March 3rd, 2022 at 10:00 PM EST.

SASS will review all applications after the deadline and will contact successful applicants. If you have any questions about the position or how to apply, please contact Mikayla Sebesta by email at mms11@queensu.ca.

Employment Equity and Accessibility Statement

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

The University provides support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. Candidates requiring accommodation during the recruitment process are asked to contact Mikayla Sebesta at mms11@queensu.ca.

Position: Bounce Back Mentors

Company/Organization Name: Student Academic Success Services

Job Type: Volunteer

Number of Positions: 10  

Commitment: Up to 5 hrs/week

Start Date: Monday, September 12th, 2022 (training to take place over the summer)

Deadline to Apply: Thursday, March 3rd, 2022 at 10:00 PM EST

Who is SASS?

Student Academic Success Services (SASS) offers academic support to students who wish to develop their skills in critical thinking, reading, learning, studying, writing, and self-management. We welcome Queen’s undergraduate and graduate students at all stages of program completion and all levels of ability.

As a Bounce Back Mentor, you will also be responsible for the following duties:

  • Conduct one-on-one meetings with first-year participants who opt-in to the program
  • Engage in problem-solving if/when difficulties arise
  • Encourage positive progress towards academic success
  • Maintain strong helping/coaching relationship with participants
  • Complete administrative Tasks including on-going documentation of job-related activities (e.g., weekly coaching logs) as well as end of program assessment survey
  • Attend weekly Mentor team meetings facilitated by Senior Mentors (1-hour in length)
  • Attend pre-service and on-going training opportunities, and continuously seek to improve skills and knowledge pertaining to the position
  • Support the on-going development of and improvements to the Bounce Back program
  • Other duties as assigned

You will be reporting to the Outreach and Peer Programs Coordinator, Mikayla Sebesta. SASS is working hard to support students in a remote environment. If you are hired into our peer programs, we will work with you to gain experience in these roles whether they are delivered remotely or in person. We think we have one of the best volunteer teams in the university: we work closely with you to train and develop your ability to become a campus and community leader, and a budding expert in education with the skills to assist diverse students. Our volunteers are a valued part of Student Academic Success Services’ team and work – don’t miss the chance to join us!
 

Required Qualifications:

  • Be a student in second year or upward from any program
  • Have experience working in a leadership role among peers
  • Have an interest, passion and enthusiasm for helping peers and can display a good understanding of challenges facing first-year students
  • Have experience providing personal support and forming helping relationships (e.g., mentoring, tutoring, or coaching)
     

How to Apply

To apply for the Bounce Back Mentor position complete the Division of Student Affairs Peer Programs online application. The deadline to apply for this position is Thursday, March 3rd, 2022 at 10:00 PM EST.

SASS will review all applications after the deadline and will contact successful applicants. If you have any questions about the position or how to apply, please contact Mikayla Sebesta by email at mms11@queensu.ca.

Employment Equity and Accessibility Statement

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

The University provides support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. Candidates requiring accommodation during the recruitment process are asked to contact Mikayla Sebesta at mms11@queensu.ca.

Position: Facilitator, English Conversation Program with the International Centre

Organization Name: Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC)

Job Type: Volunteer

Number of Positions: 18

Time Commitment: 1.5 hours/week, facilitating 1-hour weekly conversation sessions

Program Options:

  1. Apply for the Spring Program (May – June 2022, 1.5 hours/week)
  2. Apply for the Fall Program (September – November 2022, 1.5 hours/week)

Wage: This is a volunteer position

Deadline to Apply: Thursday, March 3, 10:00 PM EST

Background

QUIC’s English Conversation Program supports diverse groups of international students, staff and spouses in their language and cultural learning by focusing on informal daily communication competencies in a supportive atmosphere.

Student volunteers meet international participants to engage in a mutual language and cultural learning through semi-structured English conversation in a small group environment.  This is an ideal opportunity for internationally and interculturally minded students, who are looking to find meaningful ways to engage with our community and to give back to Queen’s.

Program Structure

  • Weekly sessions are 1 hour long, on Zoom/in person
  • Volunteers work in pairs, facilitating one assigned group per term
  • Each group holds 4 – 5 international participants
  • Program runs in 5 – 9 small groups
  • Meeting facilities are available at the QUIC in Mitchell Hall, 2nd floor
  • Facilitators’ preparation for each session may take 30 minutes on average

Volunteer responsibilities

1. Support learners in their language learning

2. Build a respectful, trusting and inclusive rapport with session attendees

3. Create a welcoming and inclusive space for participants from a variety of backgrounds

  • Actively listen and support peer experiences in a non-judgmental way
  • Encourage listening, open-mindedness and taking genuine interest in others
  • Appropriately offer resources and referrals
  • Assist participants in forming community connections  
  • Act in accordance to a signed Queen’s University confidentiality agreement and code of conduct
  • Be self-reflective, patient and empathetic

4. Participate in onboarding, training and program debrief meetings

5. Engage in planning of activities, contribute content ideas

6. Work collaboratively with the team, work effectively with peers and supervisor

7. Contribute to program promotion (testimonials, photos) and outreach

Qualifications

  • Be full-time equivalent Queen’s undergraduate or graduate students with at least one term experience at Queen’s
  • Fluent in English with clear speech and strong communication skills
  • Able to engage and encourage others while facilitating conversations
  • Curious, open-minded and enthusiastic, with appreciation of diversity and respect towards cultural differences
  • Passion for intercultural learning and a desire to develop own intercultural competence
  • Able to understand some of the challenges faced by international students in a new environment & culture

Benefits

  • Develop transferable skills such as proactive inclusive communication, active non-judgmental listening
  • Learn how to effectively provide feedback and encouragement in facilitation of learning
  • Enhance own intercultural competency
  • Gain understanding of how language relates to context
  • Opportunity to meet people from different places of the world and develop international connections
  • Positively contribute to Queen’s community by aiding the international student transition experience

How to Apply

Please complete the online application by Thursday, March 3, 10:00 PM EST.

Link to Online application form: https://queensu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bNnjsRsNPgEuYgB

Questions can be directed to Hanna Bathurst, Program Coordinator via email at hanna.bathurst@queensu.ca

Employment Equity and Accessibility Statement

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

The University provides support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. Candidates requiring accommodation during the recruitment process are asked to contact the Program Coordinator at hanna.bathurst@queensu.ca

Organization Name: Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC)

Job Type: Volunteer

Number of Positions: 5

Time Commitment: Averaged as 1.5 hours/week

Time Period: Fall term 2022, September – December

Wage: This is a volunteer position

Deadline to Apply: Thursday, March 3, 10:00 PM EST

Background

The World Link at Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) is an intercultural program that promotes learning, sharing, acceptance, and celebration of diverse cultures within the Queen’s community. The program delivers intercultural learning and exchange through program sessions and many social activities. The purpose of the program is to support international students in their transition to Queen’s, and to build community connections and enable cultural learning for any participant.  World Link Volunteers work closely with the Social Activities Coordinator and the World Link Ambassadors (student staff at the QUIC) to plan and run program events.

Volunteer Responsibilities

1. Take part in facilitation of program activities/events (online or in person)

2. Contribute to program meetings, training sessions, and provide program feedback as needed

4. Generate social events ideas, engage in event planning and delivery

5. Create a welcoming and inclusive space for participants from a variety of backgrounds

6. Assist in outreach to student groups and promotion of World Link Events

7. Consistently participate and contribute collaboratively to the team

Qualifications

  • Full-time equivalent Queen’s undergraduate or graduate student
  • Familiar with the University and campus community
  • Highly engaged in clubs/campus groups/campus media/events/faculty
  • Able to share enthusiasm and positively reach out to others
  • Excellent communicator with teamwork and time management skills
  • Curious and open-minded with appreciation of diversity and respect towards cultural differences
  • Passion for intercultural learning and a desire to develop own intercultural competence
  • Media skills (social media, photography, Canva/graphic design, videos for promotion & student engagement) would be considered an asset

Benefits

  • Develop transferable skills such as proactive inclusive communication, event planning and delivery, social media promotion
  • Enhance own intercultural competency
  • Build community at Queen’s
  • Opportunity to get to know people from different places of the world

How to Apply

Please complete the online application by Thursday, March 3, 2022, 10:00 PM EST.

Link to Online application form: https://queensu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bNnjsRsNPgEuYgB

Questions can be directed to Hanna Bathurst, Program Coordinator by email at hanna.bathurst@queensu.ca

Employment Equity and Accessibility Statement

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

The University provides support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. Candidates requiring accommodation during the recruitment process are asked to contact the Program Coordinator at hanna.bathurst@queensu.ca

Position: QUIC Intercultural ‘Train the Trainer’ (3T) Program Volunteer Facilitator

Organization Name: Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC)

Job Type: Volunteer

Number of Positions: 5

Options:

  • Winter program: January – April, 2022;
  • Summer program: May to August, 2022;
  • Fall program: September – November, 2022.

Deadline to Apply: Thursday, March 3, 10:00 PM EST

Position objective: Student volunteers will be trained by QUIC’s International Training Coordinator to deliver a 90 minute ‘Considering Culture’ Intercultural Awareness workshop to Queen’s student participants in an engaging manner.

Expected time commitment: 1.5 hours a week / 12 weeks a term

Volunteer responsibilities

  • Be available to attend QUIC 3T orientation, training sessions, and meetings.
  • Deliver at least 1 ‘Considering Culture’ session to peers per term either online or in-person.
  • Provide feedback to other student volunteers.
  • Provide feedback to 3T program facilitator.
  • Engage with fellow peer-trainees.

Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled at Queen’s University.
  • Comfortable with communicating verbally in English.
  • Strong communication skills, or willingness to develop.
  • Curious, open-minded and with appreciation of diversity and respect towards cultural difference.
  • Have access to a personal communication device (tablet, computer, etc.) and dependable internet connection.

Benefits

  • Increased understanding of Intercultural Awareness theory and concepts.
  • Increased ability in public speaking, and group engagement in online and in-person workshop delivery.
  • Opportunity to connect with peers on campus.
  • 3T program facilitator will act as personal reference upon request.

Questions? Email the QUIC International Training Coordinator at quic.training@queensu.ca.

How to Apply

Please complete the online application by Thursday, March 3, 2022, 10:00 PM EST.

Link to Online application form: https://queensu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bNnjsRsNPgEuYgB

Questions can be directed to Lee Richard, QUIC Intercultural Training Coordinator by email at lee.richard@queensu.ca

Employment Equity and Accessibility Statement

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

The University provides support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. Candidates requiring accommodation during the recruitment process are asked to contact the QUIC Intercultural Training Coordinator at lee.richard@queensu.ca

Position: Peer Health Educator

Company/Organization Name: Health Promotion, Student Wellness Services

Job Type: Volunteer

Number of Positions: TBD

Commitment: 2 hours/week, 1 academic year contract with possibility of extension

Start Date: Training in summer 2022, start September 1st, 2022

Wage: N/A

Deadline to Apply: March 3, 2022 at 10:00PM EST

Given the positive connection between health and academic achievement, Health Promotion within Student Wellness Services (SWS) at Queen’s University aims to facilitate the adoption and maintenance of health enhancing behaviours among students. Health Promotion is searching for Peer Health Educators (PHE’s) to coordinate, plan, and facilitate a variety of health promotion initiatives and health education campaigns which are implemented online and on campus. The program is comprised of topic teams ranging from: healthy eating and cooking, sexual health, substance use, physical activity (running), financial literacy, rest & relaxation, and mental health. Phe’s also help connect students with appropriate resources and supports on campus.

As a Peer Health Educator, you will also be responsible for the following duties:

General:

  • Providing accurate and current health information to students using a variety of strategies
  • Assisting in the design and development of health promotion materials
  • Conveying credible information to students about health resources & supports on campus

Trainings & Meetings:

  • Complete pre-training online modules before training sessions in September
  • Attend and actively participate in group training sessions (Two to three days in September 2022 and a half-day in January 2023)
  • Participate in bi-weekly team meetings
  • Attend additional professional development opportunities as requested

Topic Teams:

  • Participate in regular topic team meetings and events
  • Help plan, design, and deliver relevant outreach for designated health topic area including developing social media content
  • Communicate progress on tasks with team members and team leader
  • Participate in and support collaborations with other topic teams

Campus Outreach

  • Participate in organized campus-wide outreach and promotional events—either online or in-person, and will vary depending on the local public health guidelines
  • Campus outreach involves signing up for shifts in advance, as well as picking up last minute shift requests
  • Peers are required to actively prepare outreach, which could include facilitating workshops and booths (based on incoming requests & availability)

Other Tasks:

  • Create and maintain an inclusive environment for all PHEs
  • Track all shifts and hours
  • Complete evaluation forms related to topic team, workshops and outreach events
  • Complete mid-year peer to peer evaluations & on-going skills assessment
  • Discuss problem/concerns with Team Leaders and Coordinator as they arise

Required Qualifications:

  • Interest in healthy lifestyle practices
  • Confident in ability to present relevant health information to a group of students
  • Able to approach and speak to students about relevant health issues
  • Comfortable working independently and in groups
  • Willing to work in a collaborative environment

 

How to Apply:

To apply for the Peer Health Educator Volunteer position, please fill out the peer recruitment survey. The deadline to apply for this position is March 3rd at 10:00 PM EST.

Health Promotion will review all applications after the deadline and will contact successful applicants. If you have any questions about the position or how to apply, please contact the Peer Health Outreach Coordinator Erin Burns by email at eeb3@queensu.ca

Employment Equity and Accessibility Statement

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

The University provides support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. Candidates requiring accommodation during the recruitment process are asked to contact Human Resources at hradmin@queensu.ca.

Position: Peer Wellness Coach  

Company/Organization Name: Health Promotion, Student Wellness Services   

Job Type: Volunteer  

Commitment: 2-5 hours per week during the fall and winter academic terms

Start Date: September 2022  

Deadline to Apply: Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 10:00PM EST  

Who is Health Promotion, Student Wellness Services?  

Given the positive connection between health and academic achievement, Health Promotion within Student Wellness Services (SWS) at Queen’s University aims to facilitate the adoption and maintenance of health enhancing behaviours among students. To achieve this, we need an exceptional team of volunteers.  Your role as a Peer Wellness Coach will be to help students set specific movement behaviour goals in the areas of light physical activity (step), moderate-to-vigurous physical activity (sweat), sedentary time (sit) and/or sleep. You will be responsible for empowering students to achieve their goals by helping them identifying barriers and developing strategies to overcome in order to maintain motivation.  You will provide students with credible information about health resources and supports on campus to support a healthy campus community. 

In our aim to support the wellbeing of all Queen’s students we encourage seeking equity deserving students to apply to this position. PWC’s with diverse lived experiences are vital to supporting equity deserving students wellbeing and allows us to pair students with PWC’s with similar lived experience and a deeper understanding of what support is needed. Students who are 2SLGBTQ+, BIPoC, racialized, disabled, and other equity deserving identities are encouraged to apply.

As a Peer Wellness Coach, you will also be responsible for the following duties: 

  • Meet 1-on-1 with clients on weekly or bi-weekly basis.
  • Schedule and track client appointments.
  • Development and distribute promotional campaign materials. 
  • Seek out relevant resources and refer students to support when needed.
  • Other duties as required.  

You will be reporting to professional staff within Health Promotion at Student Wellness Services. You will be part of a vibrant team with training and professional development opportunities to grow your knowledge, skills and experience.

Required Qualifications:  

  • Current Queen’s student enrolled in a part-time or full-time undergraduate or graduate program
  • Diverse lived experience and understanding of experiences of equity deserving students  
  • Candidates must possess the following qualifications:  
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.  
    • Works well independently and as part of a team. 
    • Knowledge of social media platforms.
    • Experience working with groups, departments and/or faculties on campus.  

How to Apply  

To apply complete the peer recruitment survey. The deadline to apply for this position is Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 10:00PM EST.  Health Promotion will review all applications after the deadline and will contact successful applicants. If you have any questions about the position or how to apply, please us by email at bewell@queensu.ca.  

Employment Equity and Accessibility Statement 

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. 

The University provides support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. Candidates requiring accommodation during the recruitment process are asked to contact Human Resources at hradmin@queensu.ca. 

Position: Peer Wellness Navigator

Company/Organization Name: Health Promotion, Student Wellness Services

Job Type: Volunteer

Number of Positions: TBD

Commitment: 2-3 hours/week (average), 1 academic year contract with possibility of extension

Start Date: Training in summer 2022, start September 1st, 2022

Wage: N/A

Deadline to Apply: March 3, 2022 at 10:00PM EST

Given the positive connection between health and academic achievement, Health Promotion within Student Wellness Services (SWS) at Queen’s University aims to facilitate the adoption and maintenance of health enhancing behaviours among students. Health Promotion is searching for Peer Wellness Navigators to help direct students to the appropriate wellness supports at Queen’s and serve as a resource hub for online and on-campus supports.  They will also be able to offer a valuable peer perspective on what is available to help students. PWNs will help greet students and provide in-office customer service support to the Neil Rossy and Gregory David Health Promotion Hub, part of Student Wellness Services (SWS).

As a Peer Wellness Navigator, you will also be responsible for the following duties:

General:

  • Providing service navigation to ensure Queen’s students are better able to successfully access health and wellness resources
  • Working collaboratively with resource partners to help provide smooth and appropriate referrals
  • Conveying credible information to students about health resources online & supports on campus
  • Assisting in the development and promotion of wellness resources tailored to a variety of channels (ex. social media, newsletters, print material).
  • Tracking commonly asked questions, trends and activities to help improve service navigation.

Trainings & Meetings:

  • Complete all necessary self-directed training modules including AODA training and LivingWorks Start: Online Suicide Alertness Training
  • Attend and actively participate in group training sessions (i.e. 1-2 days in September and half-day in January)
  • Participate in monthly team meetings
  • Attend additional professional development opportunities as required

Greeting & Reception:

  • Greet students in a professional, friendly and culturally sensitive manner
  • Use active listening skills to provide students with the appropriate service navigation support
  • Manage difficult conversations, offer empathy, and maintain discretion when hearing highly sensitive information
  • Refer to appropriate online and/or on-campus resources
  • Assist with special events as needed

Other tasks:

  • Create and maintain an inclusive environment for all students and staff
  • Help maintain accurate and up-to-date list of on-campus and online wellness resources
  • Track all shifts and hours
  • Complete evaluation forms related to improving the student experience
  • Complete mid-year evaluations & on-going skills assessment
  • Discuss problem/concerns with PWN Team Leader(s) and the Peer Health Outreach Coordinator as needed

Required Qualifications:

  • Interest in healthy lifestyle practices
  • Good public speaking skills; able to present relevant health information to a diverse student population
  • Strong customer service skills; able to speak to students about health-related inquires
  • Able to work independently and in groups
  • Willing to work in a collaborative environment
  • Able to navigate and strive in a fast-paced, ever changing work environment

How to Apply:

To apply for the Peer Wellness Navigator Volunteer position, please fill out the peer recruitment survey. The deadline to apply for this position is March 3rd at 10:00 PM EST.

Health Promotion will review all applications after the deadline and will contact successful applicants. If you have any questions about the position or how to apply, please contact the Peer Health Outreach Coordinator Erin Burns by email at eeb3@queensu.ca

Employment Equity and Accessibility Statement

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

The University provides support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. Candidates requiring accommodation during the recruitment process are asked to contact Human Resources at hradmin@queensu.ca.

Position: Campus Observation Room Volunteer

Company/Organization Name: Campus Observation Room, Student Wellness Services

Job Type: Volunteer

Number of Positions: 25

Commitment:  Total volunteer commitment is ~50 hours throughout the 2022-23 academic year, with a possibility of additional hours if desired.  

Volunteers sign up for shifts, 5 hours in length (9pm–2am or 2am-7am), as fits with COR operations and their schedules. Scheduling is done monthly.  All volunteers are expected to commit to 8 COR shifts and 7-10 hours of educational outreach between August 2022-March 2023.

Start Date: Training in late August 2022. First shifts start early September 2022 in alignment with Residence Move-In.  

Wage: N/A

Deadline to Apply: March 3, 2022 at 10:00PM EST

What is the Campus Observation Room?

The Campus Observation Room (COR) is a voluntary, confidential, non-judgmental place where students who have had too much to drink can come to sleep it off. COR operates as a non-medical detox service run by Student Wellness Services in partnership with Kingston Community Health Sciences Centre (KCHS). COR is a harm-reduction program aimed at reducing the risk of alcohol-related injury by assessing and monitoring intoxicated students, and referring them to a medical facility when warranted.

COR is an integral part of the Queen's University initiative to reduce the negative outcomes associated with excessive alcohol use. Its primary goal is to reduce the risk of alcohol related injury or death through observation of intoxicated individuals using established protocols.

COR volunteers work alongside professional staff from KHSC or AMHS-KFL&A to help prevent tragic events by monitoring intoxicated students, providing support and getting additional medical support when the situation warrants.


As a COR Volunteer, you will also be responsible for the following duties:

  • Provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment for intoxicated students.
  • Under the direction of a trained professional Addictions Support Worker, assess and monitor intoxicated individuals.
  • Complete documentation and records as required during COR operations.
  • Implement infection control practices, including cleaning COR spaces and proper use of personal protective equipment.
  • Participate in COR education and outreach events to promote harm reduction at Queen’s.
  • Support the development and distribution of COR social media and/or promotional campaigns.

Volunteers sign up for shifts, 5 hours in length (9pm–2am or 2am-7am), as fits with COR operations and their schedules. Schedules are set monthly.

All volunteers are required to attend training, and to work for 8 shifts (at least 4 regular shifts and up to 4 on-call shifts) throughout the year. Volunteers are involved with activities that help promote and educate students about the service COR offers and safe alcohol consumption using a Harm Reduction approach. COR plays an important safety role during busy times, such as Homecoming, Halloween and St. Patrick’s Day. Volunteers are required to be available for at least one COR shift and one Education shift during each of these high peak times.

You will be reporting to the Health Promotion Coordinator at Student Wellness Services, and will also receive supervision and direction from the Student Team Leaders and the Addictions Support Workers staff team members. You will be part of a vibrant team of students and staff who desire to support the well-being of their peers and learn specific hands-on skills. You will have opportunities to learn about non-medical detox processes, physiology related to substance use, mental health, harm reduction, and public health practices and theory. This is a unique volunteer position that provides a valuable hands-on learning experience. Volunteers refine communication skills, gain experience managing emergencies or challenging situations, and provide client-centred non-judgemental care. Many COR volunteers use this experience to support future career goals in the helping or health care field, including nursing, medicine, rehabilitation therapy, mental health and addictions, but all fields of study and career paths are welcomed and can bring unique skills which contribute to the goals of COR.   We welcome all applicants.

Required Qualifications:

  • Current Queen’s student, who plans to return to Queen’s in 2022-23, in any field of study.
  • Current Emergency First Aid and CPR certification (level “A, B or C”) or a willingness to get certified prior to the start of 2022 academic year.  *Note: All successful volunteers can receive financial support to reimburse the costs to complete this certification.
  • Able to complete virtual and in-person COR volunteer training.
  • Able to uphold the 3 pillars of COR – confidential, non-judgmental and voluntary at all times.
  • Excellent oral communication skills.
  • Possess the ability to maintain client and statistical data and records.
  • Able to work well independently and as part of a team.
  • Able to work in a collaborative environment.
  • Able to meet deadlines and uphold commitments.

Preferred Qualifications In addition to the required qualifications, it would be ideal if candidates possessed the following assets:

  • Knowledge of health communication, and past experience using Social Media platforms to communicate with Queen’s students.
  • Creativity and familiarity with graphic design platforms (Canva, Photoshop etc.)
  • Past experience with Harm Reduction programs or theory is an asset but is not required.
  • Past experience with persons in crisis situations is an asset, but not required. 
  • Past experience with first aid/emergency response is an asset, but not required.

How to Apply

To apply for the Campus Observation Room Volunteer position, please fill out the peer recruitment survey. The deadline to apply for this position is March 3rd at 10:00 PM EST.

The Campus Observation Room Team Leaders & Health Promotion Coordinator will review all applications after the deadline and will contact successful applicants to arrange interviews.

If you have any questions about the position or how to apply, please contact the COR Student Team Leaders at cor@queensu.ca  OR Kate Humphrys, Health Promotion Coordinator at humphrys@queensu.ca

Employment Equity and Accessibility Statement

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

The University provides support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. Candidates requiring accommodation during the recruitment process are asked to contact Human Resources at hradmin@queensu.ca.

Position: Career Services Resume Coach  

Department: Career Services, Student Affairs

Position Type: Peer Program Volunteer

Number of Positions: 10-15  

Commitment: 4 hrs/week, plus some training and professional development

Start Date: Fall 2022

Deadline to Apply: Applications accepted on a rolling basis until Sunday, August 28th, 2022 at 11:59PM EST  

Position Description:

Career Services Resume Coaches are a team of student-volunteers with diverse educational and personal backgrounds who work one-on-one with undergraduate and graduate students to customize resumes, cover letters and CVs. Resume Coaches elicit their student-client’s key experiences and skills as opposed to proofreading or copy editing. We are looking for Queen’s students from all degree programs who are interested in developing or advancing their coaching skills and guiding student-clients to transformative learning outcomes (“aha” moments).

As a Resume Coach, you will be trained in the following skills: 

  • Active listening
  • Facilitating reflection by asking effective questions 
  • Providing constructive feedback
  • Identifying options and explaining strategies
  • Coaching student-clients to assess options and make decisions

Resume Coaches cultivate exceptional skills in communication. While this role focuses on strategies for writing resumes and cover letters, the skills developed as a Resume Coach can transfer to professional work that requires an advising or coaching skillset, including academia, consulting, law, counselling, medicine, teaching, or any work with clients. The focus on competency development and regular feedback from the Resume Coach Coordinator make this an ideal opportunity for students seeking professional development in these areas.  

As a Resume Coach, you will be responsible for the following: 

  • Participate in mandatory training, weekly meetings, and professional development sessions
  • Offer six half-hour appointments per week from September-April (excluding exam periods) 
  • Coach student-clients on strategies for writing effective resumes, cover letters and CVs
  • Deliver Resume Clinics at Career Fairs
  • Refer students to appropriate career-related resources (Career counsellors, online tip sheets, workshops etc.)
  • Responsive and professional communication with the Senior Resume Coach, the Program Coordinator, and the Career Services office 

Resume Coaches are supervised by the Resume Coach Program Coordinator, who is also a Career Counsellor with Career Services. You will be part of a vibrant team with many opportunities to learn from and with each other.

Desired Qualifications

  • Genuine interest in helping others; previous experience in coaching/mentoring roles an asset
  • Commitment to equity, inclusion, and developing intercultural competence
  • Oral communication skills, including ability to develop rapport; customer service experience an asset
  • Interest in developing coaching skills, including active listening, asking questions, providing effective feedback, explaining options and strategies, helping clients make own decisions
  • Commitment to learning and applying feedback to continually improve
  • Ability to make a serious commitment to this role. Student-clients rely on this service for application support; reliability and punctuality are essential
  • Ability to work independently as well as on a team
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Teams, and OneDrive
  • Professional LinkedIn profile, knowledge of OnQ, and familiary with MyCareer are assets
  • Above all, we seek volunteers with a positive attitude who are willing to be challenged, to learn and to grow

Position Requirements:

  • Provide six half-hour appointments per week between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM
  • Complete approx. 12 hours of training between mid-August and mid-September
  • Training sessions include a) asynchronous online modules, b) live group training, c) shadowing appointments, d) practicing with fellow Resume Coaches, and e) participating in a readiness assessment based on the Program Coordinator’s direct observation
  • Participating in weekly team meetings (20-30 mins/week, usually 8:00-8:25 AM on Thursdays)
  • Participating in professional development sessions in Nov and/or Feb (details TBD)
  • Engaging with a competency development process on an ongoing basis

How to Apply  

  • Please complete the online application by Thursday, March 3, 2022, 10:00 PM ESTLink to Online application form: https://queensu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bNnjsRsNPgEuYgB

  • Make sure you include your Queen’s email, phone number, program and expected graduation, and any relevant experience (academic, extra-curricular, volunteer, paid)
  • Please also include how you heard about this position

Employment Equity and Accessibility Statement 

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

The University provides support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. Candidates requiring accommodation during the recruitment process are asked to contact Resume Coach Program Coordinator Holly Platz at cspeers@queensu.ca