As a volunteer, in addition to helping other students on campus, you can learn health skills and strategies for you own success, enhance your communication and presentation skills, plus meet other students who have similar interests.
Online volunteer applications open in early January and students are able to apply until reading week in February. Successful volunteer applicants will start their volunteer experience in August/September.
Peer Health Educators
Peer Health Educator (PHE) volunteers help plan, implement, and evaluate health outreach programs on campus. PHEs work in pairs or small teams to do presentations, interactive displays, and walk-arounds on relevant topics such as healthy eating, healthy cooking, physical activity, rest & relaxation, safer substance use, financial literacy, sexual health, and mental fitness.
The PHE program is a full academic year commitment with one recruitment period. Volunteers are recruited and hired in the winter term (typically January–March) of each year. Successful applicants complete online training over the summer months and begin volunteering in September. Look for application details on this page in January–February of each year.
Review the PHE Job Description. (PDF, 621 KB)
Campus Observation Room (COR) volunteers promote safer alcohol use and reduce potential harm to intoxicated students by monitoring them under the supervision of a Detox worker in our on-site, non-medical detox centre.
The COR program has two recruitment periods. Volunteers are recruited, hired and trained the first part of September and during the winter term. Successful applicants complete COR training in the fall term and begin volunteering in September or October of each year. Look for application details on this page in August–September and January–February of each year.
Review the COR Job Description. (PDF, 307 KB)