AccessAbility Peer Mentor Program

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AccessAbility Services is recruiting volunteer Peer Mentors for the 2017-18 academic year (September 2017 – March 2018).  Peer mentors provide leadership, guidance, and support to students with disabilities as they make the transition to university. 

Responsibilities:                                                                                                                    

  • Meet individually with mentee once a week for 1 hour

  • Collaboratively develop session activities with mentee

  • Participate in academic and social activities with mentee

  • Assist mentee with becoming familiar with university resources

  • Make effective referrals to various student and academic services on campus

  • Serve as a positive role model, friend, and confidant

  • Attend mandatory training sessions and events
     

Qualifications:

  • Undergrad (3rd year and higher) and graduate students

  • Must be enrolled at the University of Toronto Mississauga campus

  • A minimum CGPA of 2.5 (as currently listed on ACORN) - Applicants whose CGPA does not meet the minimum requirement but can demonstrate that they learned from and overcame academic and personal challenges are welcome to apply.

  • Knowledge of the campus and its resources

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to juggle demands of academic studies and extracurricular activities

  • Demonstrates initiative, is self-directed and requires minimal supervision

  • Empathy and commitment to principles of equity, diversity and inclusion
     

Benefits of becoming a mentor:

  • Develop and improve important skills (e.g. interpersonal, communication, leadership, time management, conflict resolution, diversity and equity awareness) and gain career-related experience

  • Learn more about university resources and services

  • Increase access and full participation in campus life for persons with disabilities

  • Receive an official University of Toronto document recognizing your experiences and activities (Co-Curricular Record)
     

Application Process:
Please submit your cover letter and resume by email to Scott Mendoza (Coordinator of Volunteer Services) by Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Email: accessmentorprogram.utm@utoronto.ca
 

For additional information please contact AccessAbility Services by email accessmentorprogram.utm@utoronto.ca or phone 905-828-5422.