Peer Helpers

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.

Peer Helper Program

Build career skills by contributing to UCalgary’s community

Peer Helpers are non-paid leadership positions, open to all UCalgary students. They create immersive, meaningful learning opportunities within a variety of departments and offices. The Peer Helper program provides skills that can enhance your resume and experience portfolio.

Application Details

Peer Helper applications are open throughout the spring/summer terms and begin in fall. Please check the offices below for updates.

  1. Browse the open positions and campus offices in the list below.
  2. Decide which Peer Helper position suits your interests and goals.
  3. Complete the application form here. Please read the updates and specific deadlines within the volunteer descriptions on this website.

Unsure of which position can to apply to? Email to connect with an advisor who can provide guidance.

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 provides a series of workshops to help students further develop career skills whilst in a Peer Helper role.

Peer Helper Positions

Access resume and cover letter resources, or book an appointment with a Career Development Specialist for support.

The following campus offices offer Peer Helper opportunities:

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).

Apply here

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.

Apply here

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.

**There are no current postings**

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.

**There are no current postings**

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

Centre for Career and Personal Development

The Centre for Career and Personal Development offers students a chance to develop their leadership skills by providing support to other students and our stakeholders and partners. By being involved, we aim to have student develop into successful citizens and leaders in their community. Students will be involved in providing client and customer support, as well as helping with our programs and events throughout the year.

Send resume here

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. Peer Helpers also make up the Peer Support Team with the Faith and Spirituality Centre. Peer Supporters provide a safe and confidential way for students to talk about what they’re going through, whether they have religious concerns or just need a listening ear.

Applications open from November 15 - December 1. Apply here

College of Discovery, Creativity and Innovation

The College of Discovery, Creativity and Innovation (CDCI) provides leadership in implementing UCalgary’s vision in advancing experiential learning and undergraduate research for students across campus. They develop opportunities for undergraduate research experiences through sustainable and evidence-based programs and initiatives, such as the non-curricular Program for Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE), a for-credit course called Research on Global Challenges, and course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs). 


The Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking

The Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking is a community hub for activities that will support entrepreneurial student experiences, enable faculty to lead in innovation and expand a growing community of entrepreneurial and innovative thinkers.

**There are no current postings**

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.

**There are no current postings**

Apply here

UCalgary International – Global Learning Office

Peer Helpers in the Global Learning Office are called “Global Learning Ambassadors”. They connect with a diverse range of students, including UCalgary students interested in studying abroad as well as incoming international exchange students. They play an important role in the operation of UCalgary International; main responsibilities include peer advising and supporting various promotional initiatives and events through giving presentations, facilitating activities, and more.

**There are no current postings**

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.

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.

**There are no current postings**

Questions? Need more information about the Peer Helper program, positions offered or about an upcoming event? Email us