Peer Health Educators

About the role

Peer Health Educators will join a diverse community of volunteers who share their interests in health and wellbeing, and work together to provide outreach and education to the UBC student community. Students will learn from the Health Promotion and Education staff through ongoing support, training, and feedback. In this role, you will contribute to campus health education and give back to the UBC student community.

Who can apply?

Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply to the position.


The Peer Health Educator volunteer position is a good fit for those who demonstrate the following:

  • Passionate about student health and wellbeing, sexual health, substance use health, and mental health and wellbeing
  • Interest in learning about the intersections of systemic oppression
  • Interest in learning about equity, diversity, and inclusion with health and wellbeing
  • A desire to learn and develop new skills through experiential learning
  • Interest in developing presentation and facilitation skills
  • Is flexible, open to change, and receptive to constructive feedback
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Enjoys meeting new people and leading groups
  • Enjoys working collaboratively with others on projects
  • Takes initiative and is self-motivated

If you require accommodations

The Peer Programs Program Advisors would like to recognize that being able to participate in student leadership opportunities is a privilege. The weekly commitment for each Peer Program varies in length but may not be possible for some students who need accommodations based on chronic health conditions, disabilities, mental health, and/or other lived experiences. If you have specific accommodations for your ability to participate and contribute to the program, please connect with the Program Advisor to discuss what accommodations can be made for your particular situation.

Time commitment

The time commitment is 5 to 6 hours per week. For detailed time requirements, please review the position description.

Position description

Skills developed

  • Facilitation
  • Teamwork
  • Adaptability
  • Inclusive approaches to wellbeing
  • Communication
  • Knowledge Translation