Accessibility Peer Mentor Program

Volunteer Peer Mentors (Fall 2024 - Winter 2025)

We are recruiting volunteer Peer Mentors for the 2024-2025 academic year (August 2024 – April 2025)!  Peer Mentors provide leadership, guidance, and support to first and second year students registered with Accessibility Services as they make the transition to university life. 

Position: Volunteer Peer Mentor
Department: Accessibility Services, University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)

Program Overview:
The Peer Mentor Learning Community (PMLC) program connects students registered with Accessibility Services with upper-year student mentors. Mentors will support students in building academic skills and fostering connections through interactive workshops and social events. Mentors will also participate in one-on-one mentoring and provided guidance in key areas such as goal setting, problem solving, and resource navigation. 

Peer Mentor Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the planning and delivery of academic skills workshops such as time management, study skills, and test-taking strategies.
  • Lead social and wellness activities such as painting, drawing, and board games.
  • Meet with mentees individually to support their transition to university life.
  • Provide leadership, guidance, and support in areas such as problem solving, navigating campus resources, and making appropriate referrals.
  • Attend all mandatory training sessions, meetings, and events, including the Peer Mentor Orientation (to be scheduled in July) and at least 1 day of the Summer Academic Skills Institute (SASI) transition program (August 26, 27, and 28, 2024).
  • Complete all required mentor reflections and surveys.

Number of Positions: 15


  • Undergraduate (2nd year or higher) and graduate students at UTM.
  • Good academic standing with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (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.
  • Robust knowledge of campus resources.
  • Strong interpersonal, leadership, communication, presentation, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to juggle the demands of academic studies and extracurricular activities.
  • Empathy and commitment to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion. 

Benefits of Becoming a Peer Mentor:

  • Gain career-related experience and develop transferable skills (e.g. communication, leadership, time management, presentation, diversity and equity awareness).
  • Learn about university resources and services.
  • Support access and full participation in campus life for persons with disabilities.
  • Receive a University of Toronto Co-Curricular Record (CCR) recognizing your experiences and contributions.

Application Deadline:
Email your cover letter and resume to Scott Mendoza (Volunteer Services Coordinator) by Friday, May 31, 2024. 

For more information, please contact Accessibility Services at 905-569-4453 or 

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