Skip to main content Skip to local navigation
Home » Get Involved » Volunteer Positions » Peer Mentor Recruitment

Peer Mentor Recruitment

We are currently recruiting volunteer Peer Mentors! Apply below by April 30th.

If you have had positive experiences at York and would like to help shape the experience of our new students then this is the role for you!

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! (deadline April 30th, 11:59PM)

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

You will be asked to attach the documents listed below.

  • A Resume/CV and Personal Statement combined into one PDF file.
  • Your personal statement should address why you would like to be a Peer Mentor and what strengths you bring to the role.

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

  • Fulfil Peer Mentor Office Hours (1-2 hours/week).
  • Attend monthly meetings with the Planning Training Coordinator.
  • 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 per academic year and attend a peer feedback session.
  • Assist with SOS events such as recruitment, socials and SOS open house.

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)
  • SafeTALK training (Offered by SCLD multiple times throughout the semester)
  • Complete all mandated health and safety, and workplace training.

Please note - Failure to attend any mandatory training may make you ineligible for the position. You will be given an opportunity to explain why you cannot during the application process but accommodations are not guaranteed.