#ConsentMcGill Peer Educator Program

     

Interested in making a difference on campus? Become a Consent McGill Peer Educator to help raise awareness about consent education, sex positivity, healthy sexual relationships and sexual violence prevention at McGill.

The Peer Educator program is designed to empower students to become leaders for change at McGill. By developing and perfecting your communication, facilitation and event planning skills, you will directly contribute to creating a healthier, safer campus. Peer Educators also have the opportunity to develop their own success and connect with folks who share similar interests.

The Peer Educator program runs throughout McGill’s academic year from September to the end of April, with new training sessions taking place at the end of August.

Consent McGill has three different Peer Educator teams to select from:

Social media team

This team will help with our Facebook, Instagram account and Newsletter. Tasks will include researching topics and posting relevant and up-to-date information. This team will also plan and organize class announcements, do postering and develop tabling themes and create tabling kits.

Qualifications

  • Responsible, strong communication skills
  • Possess anti-oppressive values
  • Experience with social media and online social media campaigns
  • Able to work within a tight deadline
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Possess strong written and analytical skills
  • Graphic design skills are an asset

Position requirements

  • Attend all volunteer meetings and volunteer training opportunities
  • Review and submit a minimum of two articles a week for our Facebook page
  • Create introductions to articles for online materials
  • Help publish posts for our instagram account
  • Create visual graphics and promote events

Event planning team

This team is responsible for maintaining current Consent McGill events and developing new initiatives. Examples of past events include the #ConsentMcGill Campaign, the Sexual Health Fair, Trauma Sensitive Yoga classes and much more! The Events Planning Team functions in collaboration with different groups and services on campus and across the Montreal community. In this team, there is a lot of room to be creative and to put your planning skills to use!

Qualifications

  • Empathetic, non-judgmental, responsible, strong communication skills
  • Possess anti-oppressive values
  • Experience with event planning, logistics coordination, managing peer events, multitasking, and doing promotion
  • Able to work within a tight deadline
  • Able to reflect on student needs and develop events and initiatives that best fit our campus
  • Connections to various student groups on campus is an asset
  • Graphic design skills are an asset

Position requirements

  • Attend all volunteer meetings and volunteer training opportunities
  • Develop one event per semester with your group (examples include the Sexual Health Fair, movie events, and speaker series)
  • Attend the events created
  • Submit event ideas that reflect student needs
  • Manage logistics and communication about event

Workshop facilitator team

This team is responsible for facilitating the Becoming an Active Bystander and How to Respond to Disclosures workshops with student groups. Individuals interested in being a part of this team must possess strong communication skills and enjoy speaking in front of large groups of people. Peer Educators are required to make connections across campus and engage new participants/audience members.

Qualifications

  • Passionate about consent education, sexual violence prevention work, and bystander intervention work
  • Empathetic, non-judgmental, responsible
  • Posses anti-oppressive values
  • Willing to learn more about sexual violence, consent, oppression, and intersectionality
  • Comfortable working within a team and independently
  • Possess strong communication skills
  • Experience delivering workshops
  • Experience engaging in conversations about consent and sexual violence an asset
  • Knowledge of how to support someone in distress is an asset
  • Training in active listening is an asset
  • Having connections to other groups on campus is an asset

Position requirements

  • Attend all volunteer meetings and volunteer training opportunities
  • Facilitate a minimum of two workshops per month
  • Conduct active outreach work within the larger McGill community to promote the workshops
  • Assist in developing and adapting presentations

Team leader positions

Do you have experience leading and managing teams? All three of the above listed Peer Educator teams are managed by a Team Lead who is responsible for overseeing volunteers in their group, ensuring goals are met, and being the liaison between your team and the Office Assistant. Team Leads are expected to devote 15 hours per month to their position and may require additional training.

Requirements

  • Be a current McGill student for the entire upcoming academic year
  • Complete the mandatory 20 hour volunteer training session
  • Attend the mandatory monthly 3-hour meeting

We invite volunteer applicants of all genders, orientations, and levels of experience with consent education and sexual violence prevention work to join us at Consent McGill.

Volunteer application timeline for the 2019-2020 academic year

Winter semester

  • March 2019: Applications for the upcoming Fall 2019-2020 semester will be open on our website through myInvolvement and shared on our Facebook and Instagram pages.
  • April (the first week) 2019: All applications are due.
  • Mandatory 2.5 day training will take place during a weekend in early September.
  • Mandatory monthly 3-hour meetings for all volunteers take place on the second Thursday evening of every month throughout the academic year.

Fall semester

  • October 2019: Applications for the upcoming Winter 2019 semester will be open on our website through myInvolvement and shared on our Facebook and Instagram pages.
  • Mid November 2019: All applications are due and can be submitted online through myInvolvement or osvrse [at] mcgill.ca (emailed) to the Office of Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education.
  • November 2019: Volunteer applicants will be interviewed and successful applicants will be taken on as volunteers for the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Mandatory 2.5 day training will take place during a weekend in December or beginning of January.
  • Mandatory monthly 3 hour meetings take place on the second Thursday evening of every month throughout the academic year.

How to apply

Please visit our myInvolvement page to apply for our Peer Educator positions. For more information on volunteering at #ConsentMcGill and our application process, please contact bianca.tetrault [at] mcgill.ca (Bianca Tetrault).

Volunteer benefits

  • Opportunities to learn more about anti-violence work, anti-oppression theory, gender-based violence and sexual violence prevention, consent education and much more
  • Meeting and volunteering with peers from diverse backgrounds united by their passion for consent education and sexual violence prevention work
  • Team building and self-care activities
  • Volunteer appreciation event
  • A letter of reference upon completion of the volunteer work required for the year
  • Credits on your co-curricular record