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Find the Volunteer Opportunity that is right for you!

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Why Volunteer?

Did you know that the benefits of student-to-student peer support during university years are well-documented, most notably in Newton & Ender's 2010 book, Students Helping Students?  Support from peers is effective because the peer has experience and awareness of what you may be going through and can easily identify with your situation. The peer helper also shares a similar generational perspective and can relate to contemporary concerns. 

Don't believe us? Hear from your peers why supporting each other is so powerful. 

Bonus! Your volunteer efforts may also be captured in the Co-Curricular Record on myInvolvement! 

Professional Development Opportunities 

As a McGill student in a peer support role, many professional development opportunities are available to you. Check out the SKILLS21 website for a list of current opportunities that will help you become a better peer supporter. You can also see additional workshops on myInvolvement

Sample topics include: 

  • Sustainability, including social and environmental sustainability
  • Spaces and inclusion
  • Barriers, including physical barriers, programmatic barriers, and barriers related to intersectional identities
  • Accessibility and issues of dis/ability
  • Being an active bystander
  • Consent and sex
  • Sexual violence
  • Responding to disclosures of sexual violence
  • Power dynamics
  • Alcohol and its impact on one’s ability to consent to sexual activity
  • Resources available at McGill and in Montreal
  • Alcohol, including reducing alcohol use and harm reduction strategies
  • Drugs, including Frosh policies (zero-tolerance) and harm reduction strategies
  • First aid, mental health, and responding to medical emergencies
  • Community respect, including how to interact with the Milton-Parc Community

McGill University is situated on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehà:ka, a place which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst nations. We recognize and respect the Kanien’kehà:ka as the traditional custodians of the lands and waters on which we meet today.

For more information about traditional territory and tips on how to make a land acknowledgement, visit the Land Acknowledgement webpage.


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