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Peer Opportunities 

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The Division of Student Affairs' peer programs are recruiting for 2018-19! 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. 

Applications for most Peer Programs are now closed for the academic year.
Q Success, Bounce Back and Upper-Year Peer Mentorship Programs are NOW HIRING!
Applications Due on August 13th, 2018

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Aboriginal Peer Helpers 

The peer helper program pairs Aboriginal upper year students with first year Aboriginal students, to encourage spiritual, mental, physical and emotional support during their first transition year.   In so doing, the program hopes to enhance the students’ university experience, encourage retention and promote balance.

Several resources, supports and methods are implemented to assist new students with confidence building and adjusting to university life. 

These include but are not limited to:

  • connecting one-to-one with upper year Aboriginal students
  • having a point of contact to answer your questions
  • receiving assistance navigating the university and its resources
  • periodic check-ins with Mentor and Aboriginal Advisor
  • Stress Management - effectively managing stress through exam period, when issues arise, looking for a house/housemates, family issues, health issues (clinics, dentists), etc.                                                                                                                                                                                               
  • This program is strongly encouraged for the first year Aboriginal students.  The initial transition year can be overwhelming at times. The Aboriginal Peer Helper Program helps alleviate transition issues as well as connecting students with Aboriginal peers and support people.

For more information about the program please contact:  Vanessa McCourt, Aboriginal Advisor. 

Campus Observation Room Volunteers: 

The Campus Observation Room (COR) is a friendly, safe, 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 Hotel Dieu Hospital. 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 volunteers work alongside professional Detox staff to provide hands-on care to intoxicated students and do on-campus education and outreach around safe and smart alcohol use. 

Please click here for the job description. 

Peer Health Educators 

Help students learn how to lead healthy balanced lifestyles by planning and implementing health outreach initiatives in residences and on campus.

Please click here for the job description. 

English Language Buddies 

Provide support to international students at the Queen’s University International Centre.

Please click here for the job description.

World Link Volunteers 

World Link is an intercultural program at Queen’s that promotes learning, sharing, acceptance, and celebration of diverse cultures within the Queen’s community.

The program focuses on supporting the successful adjustment of international students to the Canadian and Queen’s social and academic culture while providing social network building opportunities through workshops and social events.

Please click here for job description. 

Career Services Peers

Help students target and customize resumes/cover letters through one-to-one appointments at Career Services or Drop-In resume sessions

Please click here for job description. 

Note Taking Peer Recruiters 

Recruit students to assist in providing notes for the note taking program through class presentations, and campus out reach.

Please click here for job description

BISC Mentorship Program 

The BISC Mentorship Program aims to ease the transition of students from their first year of study at the Bader International Study Centre (BISC) to their second year at Queen’s University’s Kingston campus. Mentors offer a support network by being informed community members, meeting with mentees one-on-one, hosting activities, providing guidance, and encouraging social interaction. 

Please click here for Mentor job description.

Please click here for Team Lead job description.

Bounce Back Academic Coaches
(Applications due on August 13th, 2018)

Bounce Back is a support program offered in the fall and winter terms for first-year undergraduate students who may be struggling academically. Students who opt in to the program are matched with an upper-year student academic coach who works with them one-on-one to identify the source(s) of their difficulties, to share learning strategies, and to connect them with the appropriate on-campus resources. Eligible students are contacted in the fall and winter term via email.

Please click here for Academic Coach job description and application.

Q Success Mentors 
(Applications due on August 13th, 2018)

Q Success offers first-year students the opportunity to be matched with a knowledgeable upper-year mentor. A mentor will provide one-on-one support throughout the academic year by offering an empathetic ear, provide advice based on their personal experiences, and be knowledgeable about resources to help you succeed. 

Please click here for the job description and application.

Upper Year Peer Mentorship 
(Applications due on August 13th, 2018)

The Peer Mentor Program is an upper year support program delivered by the Student Experience Office. The program is designed to match upper-year peer mentors with Queen's students who are second year and above who believe that they would benefit from the support of a Mentor.

Please click here for the job description and application. 

Peer Learning Assistants: 

Help students learn how to be more productive and effective learners by facilitating learning strategies workshops and providing drop-in academic coaching. 

Please click here for job description.

Peer Writing Assistants 

Volunteer at the Writing Centre to help other students develop their writing skills through workshops and one-on-one consultations. 

Please click here for job description