Peer Social Justice Educators
Peer Social Justice Educators raise awareness about topics that impact inclusion, equity, and the fostering of safe, respectful and flourishing communities. Peer Social Justice Educators facilitate monthly events and weekly booths to teach students at Mount Royal about inclusion and social justice issues. By connecting with Peer Social Justice Educators, students will get the information they need from knowledgeable people they can relate to.
Peer Social Justice Educators raise awareness about how inequity impacts our communities and how intersectional social justice methods can help to:
- create respectful and meaningfully inclusive campus communities
- undo stereotypes
- address and mitigate various forms of oppression
- provide information about access to resources and make resources more accessible to marginalized peoples
- create opportunities for students to get information from knowledgeable people they can relate to
What is a Peer?
Peers are individuals that students at Mount Royal can relate to. Peers are fellow students who are approximately equal in age, ability, qualifications and social status. Whereas advisors, counsellors and other professionals on campus can sometimes be seen as authority figures, peers are individuals that students can feel comfortable with and learn from through shared experiences.
We’re look for students who are relatable and have diverse experiences. Peers convey a warm, welcoming and approachable demeanour. They are knowledgeable and often have lived experiences of inequity, marginalization and oppression. We are looking for peers who are passionate about intersectional social justice and creating meaningfully inclusive campus communities.
About the role
Peer Social Justice Educators must dedicate a minimum of 7 hours per week to the program. By fulfilling all components of the program, volunteers will accumulate approximately 100 volunteer hours by the end of the term.
Volunteers must be available for the following training dates:
- January 3, 2019 - 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
- January 5, 2019 - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- January 12, 2019 - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Are you looking to add volunteer experience and training to your resume? Are you passionate about social justice and making a difference on campus? Do you want to learn more about creating meaningfully inclusive communities?
As a Peer Social Justice Educator, you will get:
- over 30 hours of training in social justice
- community of supportive and empathetic peers
- valuable skills to ensure future workplace success
- certificate of training completion
- reference letters upon request
Application deadline is Friday, Nov. 23rd by 5 p.m.
Download the Volunteer Application Guide