PHE Volunteer & Work Opportunities

Peer Health Ed. Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are at the core of the Peer Health Education Program and are essential to the development and dissemination of relevant health information to UTM students.  Volunteers participate in one of five health education teams for the duration of the academic year.  Each health education team consists of a group of volunteers and a Team Leader which work together to contribute to health promotion on campus.   

Volunteering provides you with the opportunity to participate in a program that is beneficial to student success and allows you to build skills in team building, leadership, communication and problem solving.  You'll also become part of a community of amazing, dedicated and fun people. Peer Health Educators receive recognition on the U of T Co-Curricular Record for their volunteer commitment. 


Peer Health Education Volunteer responsibilities include:

  • developing, designing and staffing health education displays on campus;
  • collecting, developing and distributing health education materials;
  • assisting in the coordination of health promotion events on campus;
  • facilitating seminars and workshops;
  • participating in campus orientation events;
  • collecting statistics regarding the reach of health education programming for the purpose of program evaluation;
  • referring students to on- and off-campus resources; and
  • liaising with campus and community partners in the development of health education initiatives.

 Peer Health Ed Volunteer Qualifications:

  • Interest in health issues and how these health issues impact university students.
  • Successful completion of a minimum of one year of study at a university level.
  • UTM student in good academic standing.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong people and teamwork skills an asset.
  • Appreciation of diversity issues and respect for personal choices.

 Commitment:

  • Minimum of 5-7 hours of volunteer activities per week (September - March).
  • Prepare and staff activities at Exam Jam (Dec & April Study Break).
  • Attend monthly Peer Health Education in-service trainings / meetings. 
  • Attend mandatory Peer Health Education trainings (Aug 23 - 26, 2016) and the Toronto Peer Health Network symposium (Jan 14.2017).

This volunteer commitment is recognized on the U of T Co-Curricular Record.

Application Details

              Laura Krajewski
              Health Education Program Assistant
              UTM Health & Counselling Centre
              Davis Building room 1123A

Please direct any questions regarding the position or application process to Laura Krajewski at laura.krajewski@utoronto.ca

Work Opportunities

The UTM Health & Counselling Centre recruits experienced student leaders to help coordinate the activities of the Peer Health Education team.  Taking on a leadership role within the Peer Health Education program provides opportunities to contribute to programs that benefit all students while developing your own team building, leadership, communication and problem solving skills.  The following paid positions are typically hired in March for the following academic year:

Application Details

  • Deadline: Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 at 4:00pm
  • Submission: Cover Letter & Resume
  • Submit to:  
         Laura Krajewski
         Health Education Program Assistant
         UTM Health & Counselling Centre
         Davis Building room 1123A

Please direct any questions regarding the position or application process to Laura Krajewski at laura.krajewski@utoronto.ca