Peer Health Mentors volunteer opportunity

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Peer Health Mentors (PHMs) are U of S students who want to make a difference in their community and are passionate about the issues that impact student wellbeing. PHMs promote health on campus in many different ways including:

  • in person
  • through face book
  • resourse development
  • videos
  • classroom presentations
  • cafeteria table toppers
  • health events in residences
  • posters and displays
  • writing articles
  • creating campus campaigns

Peer Health Mentors focus on topics that affect students:  Mental Health and Wellbeing, Sexual Health and Intimate Relationships, Nutrition and Fitness, Alcohol and Partying, and Healthy Relationships and Sexual Assault Awareness.

The goal is to catch students’ attention, to get them to look at a health issue from a different perspective, to help students make healthy choices and make the healthy choices easier to make. The PHE program is an extension of Student Health Services.


If you have Healthy Campus ideas, we’d like to hear them and better still, work with you to make them happen.

Examples of partnering ideas
  • Healthy Campus initiatives
  • What's Your Cap Party Smart week
  • Healthy food market with Aboriginal Student Centre and USSU
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Campaign with USSU and Protective Services
  • Move US with the USSU, Sustainability and Health and Wellness
  • Safer Partying with Residence
  • What do you do for your mental health? A photo competition with USSU 

Contact us at: with your ideas.

Our Staff

Our Student staff and volunteers

2013 student volunteer Peer Health Educators

Mental Health


  • Student coordinator for Mental Health education

Nutrition and Fitness

Sarah and Carli

  • Student coordinators of Nutrition and Fitness Education

Violence Prevention


  • Student coordinator of Violence Prevention and Sexual Assault Awareness

Sexual Health

Matthew and Sarah

  • Student coordinators of Sexual Health education

Alcohol Awareness

A Partnership with What's Your Cap


  • Who: Students from all colleges who have an interest in wellness. No previous health knowledge is necessary
  • When: Terms one and two: orientation in September; weekly team meetings (Tuesdays at 5pm) and outreach activities
  • Why: Because you want to make a difference in your community and enjoy meeting and working with other students
  • How: You will join one of our teams: mental health, sexual health, nutrition and fitness and violence prevention. Then, work with your team and others to promote student wellness on campus
  • Cost to you: Your passion and commitment to attend a weekend orientation in September and volunteer  up to 3 hours per week throughout the year
  • The rewards: Meet new people, have new experiences, build your leadership skills, and add something valuable to your resume
Background Information

Volunteering to be a Peer Health Educator

Peer Health Educators work in small groups based on subject areas (see below).

  • Mental Health
  • Sexual Health
  • Alcohol and Drugs
  • Nutrition and Fitness

Many Peer Health Educator activities occur between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on week days. How likely is it that you would be available on 1-2 weekdays during this time?

It is expected that Peer Health Educators volunteer a minimum of 3 hours each week. Will this work for your schedule?

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