Student Wellness Services, Get Involved

Get Involved

Interested in student wellness and contributing to a supportive campus community?  We have a number of competitive student leadership volunteer opportunities open to UCalgary students. 

Student Wellness Services peer helper positions are filled in the fall semester, with a limited number of positions opening for the winter semester.   

Volunteer Occupational Health & Safety Orientation

Under the Alberta Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) legislation, all first-time applicants to any University of Calgary department are required to complete online training about their rights and responsibilities for complying with health and safety regulation. More information and further instruction about the Volunteer OHS Orientation will be provided upon submission of your application.   

Healthcare Assistant Peer Helper

Healthcare Assistant Peer Helper provides support to the health services within the Student Wellness Services. The tasks include medical reception and assisting with patient flow through the clinic, filling and tidying exam rooms, stocking supplies throughout clinic and assisting with clerical supports as necessary.

Peer Listening

Peer Listeners provide supportive listening to students wanting to connect with other students, or who are seeking support for personal and/or academic concerns. Peer Listeners utilize empathy and active listening skills, and provide students with information about additional resources as needed.

  • Peer Listener Peer Helper Position Description
  • The Peer Listening Team is currently recruiting for Fall 2024. Applications close April 25 at 12:00 p.m. The position description can be found below. Applicants must have completed at least two years of post-secondary to be eligible for the position. To apply please visit:

Student Medical Response (SMR) Peer Helper

The Student Medical Response team is a 100% student volunteer run and organized group providing qualified and skilled pre-hospital emergency medical care to eligible University of Calgary community events. 

Wellness Classroom Visits Peer Helper

Wellness Classroom Visits Program Peer Helpers deliver 5-minute presentations that instructors can request to have at the start of their classes. During the presentations, peer helpers share their experiences as a student which normalizes experiences with mental health and academic challenges and promotes help seeking. 

Wellness & Health Awareness Team (W.H.A.T) Peer Helper

Wellness & Health Awareness Team (W.H.A.T) is a student-led health outreach team that helps to organize and promote events and initiatives on campus.  The tasks include educating students about important topics such as mental health, sexual health, nutrition, and physical activity, planning and participating in campus-wide programs and events, and hosting wellness and social events. 

Flu Shot Clinics

Volunteer at the Flu Clinic!

  • Flu Clinics are now over for fall 2023. Please check back next Fall for potential opportunities