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Peer Opportunities 


Get involved. Gain skills. Be a leader

The Division of Student Affairs' peer programs are recruiting for 2019-20! 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. 

To apply for any of the positions below, please fill out the Application Form


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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.

Click here to apply now! 


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. 

For more information, please review the Position Description 

Click here to apply now! 


Peer Health Educators 

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

For more information, please review the Position Description 

Click here to apply now! 


English Conversation Group

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

For more information coming soon! 


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

Click here to apply now! 


Career Services Peers

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

For more information, please review the Position Description 

Click here to apply now! 

 


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. 

For more information, please review the Position Description 

Click here to apply now! 


Bounce Back Academic Coaches

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.

For more information, please review the Position Description 

Click here to apply now! 


Q Success Mentors 

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. 

For more information, please review the Position Description 

Click here to apply now! 


Upper Year Peer Mentorship 

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.

For more information, please review the Position Description 

Click here to apply now! 


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 

Click here to apply now! 


Peer Writing Assistants 

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

For more information, please review the Position Description 

Click here to apply now! 


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Engineering Peer Mentors

The Engineering Peer Mentor program matches first-year engineering students with upper-year Engineering Peer Mentors who provide guidance with academic goal-setting, academic coaching, learning support, and referrals to key resources during regularly scheduled meetings. With this support, first-year students have the opportunity to develop attitudes and skills that will improve their learning and academic success at Queen’s.  

For more information, please review the Position Description:

Click here to apply now!