Student Experience Office

Student Experience Office
Student Experience Office

Interested in learning more about Volunteer Opportunities for 2021-22? Drop in our Open House on Monday, March 1, between 5-7 PM (EST) and meet current volunteers who will be sharing from their experience volunteering this year and will be able to answer your questions about how to get involved!

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Peer Opportunities 

The Division of Student Affairs' peer programs are recruiting for 2021-22! 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! 

The application process has been simplified so you can apply for one or more programs through a single application form. Please note that some programs require you to attach your resume and letter of interest to the application.

Deadline for Applications: 11:59 PM on March 7, 2021
 


 

Indigenous Peers 

The Indigenous Peers program pairs upper year Indigenous students with first year students, to encourage spiritual, mental, physical and emotional wellbeing during their first year. The program hopes to enhance the students’ university experience, encourage retention and promote wellness.

For more information, please review the Position Description.

Apply HERE


 

Campus Observation Room Volunteers

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Campus Observation Room has not been operating. At this time, we will not be recruiting volunteers for Fall 2021.  Students who are interested in volunteer experience related to Alcohol Harm Reduction or Addictions & Mental Health, are encouraged to apply to the Peer Health Education program (PHE).  The PHE program will include a specific area of focus on Substances and Harm Reduction that will be supporting COR-Education work.  Please make a specific mention of your interests in your application.

When it becomes possible to reopen the Campus Observation Room safely, volunteers will be recruited at that time. Students are encouraged to follow @queensuniversitybewell on social media, or visit the Student Wellness Services website for updates on COR operations, and to learn more about the history and goals of this program.  


 

Peer Health Educators 

Peer Health Educators (PHEs) 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. PHEs also help connect students with appropriate resources and supports on campus.

For more information, please review the Position Description. 

Apply HERE.


 

English Conversation Peers

The English Conversation Program with the QUIC (Queen's University International Centre) provides international students with activities to further develop their English language skills while easing their transition into a new University community. 

Peer facilitators contribute to weekly program meetings (online or in person), facilitating conversations in small groups in a supportive environment. This is a great opportunity to share and strengthen your communication skills, develop intercultural awareness, and meet students from all over the world. Those considering future work with diverse groups, with newcomers or in teaching and learning may find this program particularly interesting.

For more information, please review the Position Description. 

Apply HERE.


 

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.

For more information, please review the Position Description.

Apply HERE.


 

Resume Coaches

Help students customize their resumes and cover letters through one-on-one appointments at Career Services and drop-in Resume Clinics at career fairs. Learn active listening and coaching skills that can prepare you to enter many professional fields, and connect with like-minded peers who are committed to helping others.

For more information, please review the Position Description 

Apply HERE.


 

Bounce Back Peer Mentors

Bounce Back is an academic support program that matches first-year undergraduate students who may be struggling academically with upper-year Mentors. Mentors work with their mentees one-on-one to help them identify the source(s) of their difficulties, share learning strategies and connect them with appropriate on-campus resources.

For more information, please review the Position Description.

Apply HERE.


 

Q Success Mentors 

Q Success Mentors provide one-on-one mentorship to first-year students to support them to transition successfully to university. Especially during these uncertain times, a mentor can help first-year students navigate the transition to first year and remote learning, build connections and develop a community at Queen’s, learn how to access campus, community, and online resources, develop time-management and self-management skills, etc. Most importantly, a mentor is a listening ear that helps students navigate their challenges and celebrate their successes during their first year at Queen’s. 

For more information, please review the Position Description  

Apply HERE.


 

Upper Year Peer Mentors 

Transition doesn't stop after the first year, so the Peer Mentor Program is designed to match students in their second year or above with upper-year peer mentors to build confidence, encourage healthy lifestyles and contribute to a satisfying university experience. 

For more information, please review the Position Description  

Apply HERE.


 

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. 

For more information, please review the Position Description 

Apply HERE.


Peer Writing Assistants: 

Volunteer at the Writing Centre to help other undergraduate students develop their writing skills through workshops and one-on-one consultations with students taking first and second year courses.

For more information, please review the Position Description

Apply HERE.