Opportunity type: 
Employment type: 
Part time
Position description: 

We're looking for volunteers from all faculties, both undergraduate and graduate students, to join our team as a Peer Mentor!

The Peer Mentorship Transition Program is Designed to:

  • Welcome first-year students to the University of Waterloo community
  • Support their transition to university life
  • Refer and connect them to services, resources and supports

The Program Offers Opportunities to:

  • Share knowledge and personal experiences
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Cultivate professional relationships with a peer(s) within the program
  • Gain volunteer experience

Key Accountabilities:

  • Commit to 1 academic year (Fall term - Winter term)
  • Meet online with your mentee weekly (1-hour time commitment per week)
  • Monitor the Online Discussion forum and respond to students' inquiries

Requirements for Mentors:

  • Have completed at least 1 full term of study
  • Must be registered with AccessAbility Services
  • Complete the Peer Mentor Application
  • Attend an onboarding interview with the Student Services Coordinator
  • Complete the “Foundational Training Program for Peer Leaders”
    • Register for the Foundational Training Program in Portal 
    • Register for the LEARN course modules and complete the trainings in advance of participating in the in-person workshop. You will receive access to the LEARN course modules once you've registered for a synchronous workshop session.

Note: Interested mentors for Fall 2023/Winter 2024 must complete both the online LEARN course modules and attend the synchronous online training workshop prior to September 2023.

For more information contact Hayley Dutch, Student Services Coordinator:

  • Email: hdutch@uwaterloo.ca
  • Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 41618
  • In-person (by appointment): Needles Hall North, 1st Floor, Room 1401
Date posted/application open: 
Monday, August 14, 2023
Posted by (department/office): 
AccessAbility Services
Number of positions: 
Reports to: 
AccessAbility Services