Become a Peer Helper

Becoming a Peer Helper will give you the opportunity to be part of a dynamic team committed to providing important programs and services to the university community. You will be joining the over 240 students from a broad range of academic programs that are involved as Peer Helpers across the campus each semester.

Benefits to you

  • Placements designed to help you develop employment skills
  • Mentorship & goal-setting with professional staff
  • Skill development through experience and reflection
  • Deeper connection to the campus community
  • Meeting other students with similar interests
  • Official transcript notation (o.oo credit - Pass/Fail)
  • Small honorarium

Applications for Winter 2018

Applications for placements starting in Winter 2018 will be accepted until Sunday, October 15, 2017.

If you'd like updates and reminders about the deadline, contact dpoulin@uoguelph.ca to request addition to our recruitment listserv.

To submit an application:

  1. Download the Peer Helper Application Information Package for Winter 2018. The package is currently in version 2, updated on September 21, 2017.
  2. Verify you meet the minimum eligibility requirements to be a Peer Helper. These requirements can be found on page 3 the package.
  3. Decide which placement(s) you'd like to apply for by reviewing the information about recruiting teams in the package.
  4. Complete an application form on the Peer Helper Program GryphLife page for each team you'd like to apply to. You can also follow the direct links below. Please note that you will need to be logged into GryphLife in order to see the forms

More Information

Any questions about the application process or the Peer Helper Program in general can be directed to Daniel Poulin, Coordinator, Experiential Learning Programs, Student Life, at dpoulin@uoguelph.ca.