The Health & Wellness Centre recruits UTSC students as volunteers to be part of the Wellness Peer Programs each February/March in preparation for the following year. If you plan to be a registered student at UTSC in the upcoming Fall semester and want to be part of the Wellness Peer Programs, please find job description and application below.
Check out our 2020-21 Wellness Peer Program Teams conducting peer created, peer led Wellness Talks @ Home.
Location: UTSC Health & Wellness Centre
Number of Positions: 6 positions for each program – total of 30 new positions annually
Hours of Volunteering: 2-5hr/wk
Position Duration: Fall/Winter
Position Start Date: May - summer includes training (early May and late August) and some planning if available, then regular volunteering starts in September.
Position End Date: April 30
Overall Goal of the Wellness Peer Programs: To have UTSC students, under the guidance and support of Health & Wellness Centre, become a reliable resource for their peers by contributing to health promotion initiatives for the purpose of fostering a healthy community.
Objective 1: Peer Educators/Ambassadors will enhance their knowledge on wellness topics and issues by attending a 3-day training, (April/May and August/September).
Objective 2: Peer Educators/Ambassadors will enhance their communication skills by interacting with UTSC students to disseminate wellness information in a creative manner that is respectful and accurate. This can be achieved through displays, campaigns, social marketing, facilitation of workshops, writing of articles, etc.
Objective 3: Peer Educators/Ambassadors will gain the skill to identify and support individuals that may require further information, referral to the Health & Wellness Centre and appropriate student resources.
Objective 4: Peer Educators/Ambassadors will develop organization, leadership and teamwork skills through regular group meetings to plan for events, workshops, displays, promotions, etc. and meet requests of the UTSC community.
Additional Responsibilities Specific for Peer Supporter Applicants
Provide one on one peer support and group support on a weekly basis
Be available for destress station requests from campus partners
Provide meditation and relaxation demonstrations and workshops
Deadline: April 1, 2022