Accessibility Peer Mentor Program

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The posting is now closed.  To learn about other volunteer opportunites with Accessibility Services, please contact us at 905-828-5422 or accessvolunteers.utm@utoronto.ca

Accessibility Services is recruiting volunteer Peer Mentors for the 2019-20 academic year (August 2019 – April 2020)!  Peer mentors provide leadership, guidance, and support to students with disabilities as they make the transition to university. 

Responsibilities:                                                                                                                  

  • Meet individually with their mentee every week (flexible schedule)

  • Collaboratively develop session activities with their mentee

  • Participate in academic and social activities with mentee

  • Assist mentee with becoming familiar with university resources

  • Make effective referrals to student and academic services on campus

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

  • Attend all mandatory training sessions and events during the year
     

Qualifications:

  • Undergrad (3rd year or higher) and graduate students at the University of Toronto Mississauga campus

  • Good academic standing with 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

  • Robust knowledge of campus resources

  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills

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

  • Demonstrated initiative, leadership, and ability to work in a self-directed environment

  • 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)
     

To Apply:

Please submit your cover letter and resume to Scott Mendoza (Coordinator of Volunteer Services) by Friday, May 31st, 2019

Email: accessvolunteers.utm@utoronto.ca
In person: room DV2037

For additional information, please contact Accessibility Services at accessvolunteers.utm@utoronto.ca or 905-828-5422.

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