Peer Helper Program | University of Guelph

For full details and application instructions please visit the Peer Helper Program website.

To apply to one of our Peer Helper roles, please visit ExperienceGuelph.ca


As a Wellness Education and Promotion Centre Peer Helper, you will be...

  • Providing information about a range of health and wellness related topics, including but not limited to: mental health, sexual health, healthy eating/active living, body image and eating disorders, drugs and alcohol, LGBTQ+ issues and human rights.
  • Facilitating workshops for on-campus partners on the health and wellness topics listed above.
  • Developing and implementing events and programming focused on various health and wellness topics.
  • Assisting students who drop in looking for information or resources and refer when necessary.
  • Creating communication materials such as social media campaigns, marketing campaigns, online articles, and audio (podcast) content
  • Creating and disseminating information and resources such as pamphlets, resource cards, information kits, self-care kits, condoms, lube.

Required Time Commitment

10 hours/week (~120 hours/semester)

This placement is part of the Peer Helper Program

By becoming a Peer Helper you will have the opportunity to be part of a dynamic team of students committed to providing valuable services and programs to the university community. Over 250 Peer Helpers from a broad range of academic programs and disciplines are involved across the campus each semester. They support students by planning events and activities, developing workshops, providing guidance and support, and connecting students to campus and community services. Please note that this is a volunteer commitment with a transcript notation and small honorarium provided.


 

  • As a Wellbeing Session Peer Facilitator with the SHINE program Peer Helper, you will be...

    • Supporting and delivering workshop content related to wellbeing and positive psychology
    • Contribute to program evaluation through data collection, tracking, and review
    • Learning and experimenting with strategies for improving well-being by sharing their own experiences with their peers
    • Supporting marketing and recruitment strategies
       
  • Required Time Commitment
    5 hours/week (~60 hours/semester)

    This placement is part of the Peer Helper Program
    By becoming a Peer Helper you will have the opportunity to be part of a dynamic team of students committed to providing valuable services and programs to the university community. Over 250 Peer Helpers from a broad range of academic programs and disciplines are involved across the campus each semester. They support students by planning events and activities, developing workshops, providing guidance and support, and connecting students to campus and community services. Please note that this is a volunteer commitment with a transcript notation and small honorarium provided.

     
  • As a Peer Wellness Coach with the USHINE program Peer Helper, you will be...

      • Supporting mentees in setting realistic and meaningful goals related to their wellbeing
      • Providing accountability and supporting progress towards goals through one-to-one meetings
      • Problem-solving and referring mentees to other supports as necessary
      • Assist with marketing and recruitment for program
      • Contributing to our online WeSHINE community

Required Time Commitment
5 hours/week (~60 hours/semester)

This placement is part of the Peer Helper Program
By becoming a Peer Helper you will have the opportunity to be part of a dynamic team of students committed to providing valuable services and programs to the university community. Over 250 Peer Helpers from a broad range of academic programs and disciplines are involved across the campus each semester. They support students by planning events and activities, developing workshops, providing guidance and support, and connecting students to campus and community services. Please note that this is a volunteer commitment with a transcript notation and small honorarium provided.