Peer Helper Program

Peer Helpers are non-paid leadership positions, open to all UCalgary students, that create immersive, meaningful learning opportunities within a variety of departments and offices.

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Peer Helpers are non-paid leadership positions, open to all UCalgary students, that create immersive, meaningful learning opportunities within a variety of departments and offices.The Peer Helper Program provides intensive leadership training, Co-Curricular Record credit, and amazing resume and portfolio boosting skills.

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Application Details

Peer Helper Applications for the 2020 year are now open!

  1. Browse the open positions and campus offices in the list below.
  2. Decide which Peer Helper position suits your interests and your goals.
  3. Complete the application form at this link.

Don't know which position best help you reach your goals? Consider signing up for an Involvement Advising appointment where you can talk it out with one of our staff.

Peer Helper Professional Development Program

Closing the gap between education and employable skills can be challenging for students as they prepare for the workforce.

The Peer Helper Professional Development Program is an SU Quality Money funded series of four retreats aimed at helping students develop and articulate those skills, through workshops, reflection and skills-oriented seminars.

Peer Helper Positions

The staff and Peer Helpers at Career Services offer a variety of resume-reviewing services! If you think your resume or cover letter could use an update, you can find great resources here.

If you would like to apply to a Peer Helper position, apply here.


Undergraduate Science Centre

The Undergraduate Science Centre (USC) is the hub for student support in the Faculty of Science. The USC is home to three main offices: the Program Advising office, the Student Experience office, and the Science Internship office. The Undergraduate Science Centre encourages and supports students in developing and accomplishing their academic goals.

Career Services

Career Services Peer Helpers develop their leadership skills while providing support to students and stakeholders. They help students with resume and cover letter reviews, provide information to stakeholders on services, and are also trained to use online content to spread awareness about Career Services and promote events. 

Faith and Spirituality Centre

In the Faith and Spirituality Centre, Peer Helpers become leaders in pluralism by actively engaging with diversity, organizing meetings, planning events and activities, etc. They also support The Kaleidoscope Project, a large program that brings together diverse groups of students to develop an inclusive community on campus and in Calgary.

Apply for FSC Peer Helper Positions

Financial Aid Office

The Financial Aid Office aims to engage students with healthy financial habits and raise awareness of financial literacy. Peer Helpers in this office facilitate financial literacy workshops and engage in meaningful conversations with students surrounding finance. 

Inclusive Post Secondary Education

The Integrated Post Secondary Education Society of Alberta (IPSESA) is a non-profit organization that provides individuals with intellectual disabilities with an authentic university experience, and transition to employment. We celebrate personal gifts and passions, while addressing barriers to employability – from both a societal and an individual perspective. IPSE facilitates opportunities for diverse learners to cultivate their aspirations at either the UCalgary or St. Mary’s University.

 

Haskayne Canadian Centre for Advanced Leadership in Business (CCAL)

At CCAL we are motivated by our compelling Why Statement, which is: We believe that educating leaders in advanced leadership principles will transform the future of business and its role in society.

Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking

The Hunter Hub is not currently accepting Peer Helpers.

Study Abroad Office

Peer Helpers with the Study Abroad Office connect with a diverse range of students, working with UCalgary students interested in studying abroad as well as incoming international exchange students. They play an important role in the operation of University of Calgary International by helping both in the office and by assisting with programs, projects and initiatives to promote studying abroad.

Leadership and Student Engagement Office

Leadership and Student Engagement is a hub for individuals to develop as successful students, citizens and leaders in their community with programming in the areas of Leadership Development, Orientation & Transition, Community Engagement and Student Life. Peer Helpers enhance the student experience by supporting programs such as ucalgarycares and Meal Exchange, the Unwind series, Emerging and Sophomore leadership programs and the annual Leadership Exchange conference among many others.

Leadership and Student Engagement Office Peer Helper Positions

Orientation

Leadership Development

Community Engagement

Student Life

Peer Helper Professional Development (PHPD) Program

Libraries and Cultural Resources

Peer Helpers in Libraries and Cultural Resources are called Peer Roamers. They create a community of support in the Taylor Family Digital Library by collaborating with staff and other Peer Roamers, helping students navigate the resources available in the library, and informing visitors of what the TFDL is able to offer.

Office of Sustainability

The Office of Sustainability’s dedicated leadership roles involve collaborating with other students, faculty and staff through the development and execution of Campus as Learning as Learning Lab projects. Under the guidance of the Office of Sustainability staff, Peer Helpers develop and implement sustainability projects or outreach campaigns across campus to support the achievement of the University’s Institutional Sustainability Strategy.

NUTV

NUTV provides Peer Helpers the opportunity to develop new strategies for reaching out to the campus community and sharing about the workshops, spaces, and technology available to students through NUTV. They have been integral in fostering a welcoming environment and helping to connect new members with the opportunity to create media arts.

Student Success Centre

UCalgary students are able to find valuable academic support and resources through the Student Success Centre Peer Helpers. The various Peer Helper positions build their presentation skills, provide informed guidance to students, and advise their fellow students who are seeking help in choosing a major.

Student Wellness Services

A great opportunity for students involved in health and sciences, Student Wellness Services provides Peer Helper positions that are responsible for assisting in the medical clinic, or as part of the response team at campus events, or for promoting important issues as part of the Wellness and Health Awareness Team (WHAT).

Peer Support

Thrive Centre

Thrive Centre Peer Helpers are leaders of volunteer teams who gain valuable clinical exercise experience, and learn how to empower those who have or are affected by cancer through exercise.

The Thrive Centre selects its leadership team of Peer Helpers from individuals who have volunteered with the Centre for at least two semesters. 

Women's Resource Centre

Providing students the chance to make an impact, spread awareness about gender equality, and create a community of sharing, learning, and support, the Women’s Resource Centre Peer Helpers have meaningful experiences that shape their way of thinking and leading. 

The WRC hires Peer Helpers twice a year.

Learn more about the WRC and its Peer Helpers

Faculty of Arts Co-Operative Education Office

The Arts Co-op Office offers students opportunities to combine work experience with academic learning that gives them a competitive edge in the job market after graduation. Peer Helpers use their skills to communicate with members of the community about the office and the opportunities it offers.