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Peer Mentor Recruitment

Applications for Peer Mentors for Fall/Winter 2024-2025 is now open. The deadline for application is April 30. You can apply here. You will be asked to login with your Passport York credentials in the form of (not

Peer mentors are student volunteers who informally guide a small group of incoming first-year students, and help run the student information hub and programming at Bethune College. If you have had positive experiences at York and would like to help shape the experience of our new students and assist with their transition to university life, then this is the role for you! It's a great way to get involved, meet new people, and to learn new skills that you won't normally learn in a classroom.

If you would like more information or to access this information in a different format please email the Peer Mentor Coordinators at

Bethune College welcomes applications from all students, including, but not limited to, women, persons with disabilities, members of racialized groups, Indigenous Peoples and persons of any gender identity and sexual orientation. Bethune College is committed to a positive and inclusive environment.

Application Process

APPLY HERE by April 30 2024 at 11:59PM. You will be asked to login with your Passport York credentials in the form of (not

After the application deadline, you may be contacted for an in-person interview.

You will be asked to attach the files listed below.

  • A resume/CV in PDF format.
  • An unofficial copy of your student transcript as a PDF (screenshots of transcript reports are acceptable)
  • A short informal video of you answering several questions.

Please note - We anonymize all applications before reviewing them, to assist us in this process we ask that you remove as much personal information as possible from your documents (including your name and student number). We do not need this information in the documents themselves and it helps with our processing times. Thank you!

Job Responsibilities

  • Fulfill Peer Mentor Office Hours (1-2 hours/week). 
  • Assist with hosting monthly social events for first year students.  
  • Communicate with first year mentee groups. This includes sending out regular emails to your mentee groups, answering mentee questions via email or in person or organizing in-person or virtual events. 
  • All Peer Mentors must be able to attend York Orientation Day (YOD). 
  • Research, prepare and present a minimum of 1 seminar/workshop per academic year.  

Mandatory Training

  • Attend Peer Mentor Training (late-August to early-September) 
  • Attend York Orientation Day (early September) 
  • Attend Basic Peer Leadership (BPL) Training (typically mid- to late-September)