Volunteer with Student Wellness: Join Our 2024/25 Team!

Feb 27th, 2024

Volunteer with Student Wellness: Applications Close March 10

Student Wellness Services is currently recruiting for a number of student positions for the 2024/25 academic year! These positions include Peer Helper Program & volunteer (such as the Student Support Network) roles within Wellness Education & Promotion, the Sexual & Gender-Based Violence Support Centre, and Student Accessibility Services. 

See below for an overview of each role and the link to apply. Student Support Network applications close Friday, March 1st at 11:59pm. Peer Helper applications close Sunday, March 10th at 11:59pm.

Do you know any students inquiring about opportunities? Direct them to this page, and feel free to contact wellness@uoguelph.ca with any questions. 

If you'd like to learn more about our different wellness topic teams or being a Peer in general, join us at our recruitment event on March 4th from 11:30-2:30pm in Branion Plaza!

Peer Helper Positions: 

Peer Wellness Educator (10 hours/week) 

Apply at: experienceguelph.ca/postings.htm?pId=123176

As a Peer Wellness Educator, your role involves working with a team in planning wellness-related events, facilitating workshops, participating in bi-weekly group training sessions and providing UofG students with resources to support their health and well-being. Students are placed on one of 4 teams (Sexual Health, Substance Use, Mental Health or Healthy Living), but support work across all wellness topics. We do this by: 

  • Creating a safe space to provide information about a range of health and wellness-related topics, including but not limited to mental health, sexual health and sex education, nutritious eating, active living, body positivity, eating disorder awareness, and drugs and alcohol use. 
  • Facilitating workshops for different clubs and organizations throughout campus on many of the topics listed above. 
  • Developing and running events and programming for students such as sexy bingo, trivia, cookie decorating events, resource fairs, and stress busters. 
  • Assisting students who drop into our centre looking for information or resources and referring them when necessary. 
  • Creating online communication materials such as social media content, marketing campaigns, online articles and podcast content. 
  • Creating and putting together information and resources such as pamphlets resource cards, information kits, self-care kits, condoms, and lube. 


Sexual Assault Free Environment (SAFE) Peer Educator (10 hours/week) 

Apply at: experienceguelph.ca/postings.htm?pId=122866

As a SAFE Peer Educator, your role involves facilitating opportunities for education for U of G students to learn more about sexual and gender-based violence (S&GBV) and ways to prevent it. SAFE peers deliver programming and trainings on important S&GBV prevention topics, including but not limited to: understanding S&GBV; safe(r) campuses; consent culture; healthy relationships; intersectionality; supporting survivors; and bystander intervention techniques. We do this by:  

  • Developing and implementing awareness events and programming that covers important S&GBV prevention and education topics. 
  • Using trauma-informed, intersectional, survivor-centric, and anti-oppressive frameworks in our programming and trainings. 
  • Facilitating workshops for on-campus partners on the S&GBV topics listed above. Creating communication materials such as educational social media campaigns, marketing campaigns, and online articles. 
  • Creating and disseminating information and resources such as pamphlets, resource cards, information kits, etc.
  • Assisting students who drop in looking for information or resources and refer when necessary. 
  • Continuously (un)learning best practices for sexual and gender-based violence prevention and education. 
  • Working collaboratively with the community and external partners in the fields of sexual and gender-based violence and transformative justice. 


Peer Wellness Coach (USHINE) (5 hours/week) 

Apply at: experienceguelph.ca/postings.htm?pId=123234

As a Peer Wellness Coach with the USHINE program, your role involves supporting students 1-1 to help them accomplish their well-being-related goals through the USHINE program, and connecting with students through our online WeSHINE community. We do this by: 

  • Supporting mentees in setting realistic and meaningful goals related to their wellbeing 
  • Providing accountability and supporting progress toward goals through one-to-one meetings 
  • Problem-solving and referring mentees to other supports as necessary 
  • Assist with marketing and recruitment for the program, and occasional events for participants


Student Accessibility Services (SAS) Peer Helper (5 hours/week) 

Apply at: experienceguelph.ca/postings.htm?pId=123191

As a Student Accessibility Services Peer Helper, you will be assisting students with disabilities with academic and practical needs in the following roles and beyond: 

  • Meal guides: helping students to obtain meals on-campus and join them for their meals. 
  • Guides: assisting students with getting to and from classes or anywhere else on campus they need to go. 
  • One-to-one: providing academic support to students requiring assistance with any of the following: studying, time management, organization, exam booking etc 
  • Social Event and Fundraising: hosting fun and interactive activities and events for SAS students with the goal of creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for all. 


Volunteer Positions: 

Student Support Network (SSN) Volunteer (7 hours/week) 

Learn more/apply at: wellness.uoguelph.ca/ssn-volunteer-program

If you are a student who wants to support students who are struggling, receive extensive training in active listening and communication skills, and make a difference within the University of Guelph community, SSN might be right for you! 

Successful applicants offer drop-in peer support and are extensively trained in communication and counselling skills to provide confidential, non-judgmental, and active listening support; students also provide important information and referrals to any member of the campus community. SSN Volunteers are invited to participate in this activity for experiential learning credit.

  • Application Deadline: March 1, 2024 at 11:59pm
  • Interview Dates: March 23 and 24, 2024
  • Mandatory Training Dates: September 3, 4 and 7, 2024