Capilano University offers a variety of Peer Leadership Programs that offer practical experience for students.

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It is important to find a program that suits your interests, career goals and experience.

The programs are broken down based on their department. Each department offers a variety of volunteer, honorarium and student employee positions.

To apply for a peer leader position, browse the Career Hub, signing in using your CapU email and password. Most positions are filled by June for the following academic year.

Book an appointment with a Career Ambassador if you would like assistance with your cover letter and resume.

CapU Career Hub

Recreation Ambassadors

Do you love being active? We are currently looking for Recreation Ambassadors! This 4 hour/week volunteer role is perfect for people who want to get involved in campus recreation, start their own initiatives, and promote physical activity on campus.

Position: Volunteer
Time commitment:4 hours/week
Contact: janelleeisler@capilanou.ca 
Website: capilanou.ca/recreation

Active Health Student Assistants

Active Health Marketing Student Assistant: Take the lead on Campus Recreation's marketing and promotions. If you'd like to work in the health/recreation/sport industry, and have experience creating posters, designing graphics, or posting on social media, this higher-level opportunity is a great way to make an impact on campus.

Active Health Programs Student Assistant take a lead role in Campus Recreation's program and event planning. If you'd like to work in the health/recreation/sport industry, and would like to learn how to plan, staff, and evaluate programs and events, this higher-level opportunity is a great way to make an impact on campus.

Position: Student Employee
Time commitment: 4 hours/week
Contact: janelleeisler@capilanou.ca 
Website: capilanou.ca/recreation

Weight Room Monitors

Passionate about working out? Join the Campus Rec team! Work the front desk, helping with check-in, weight room orientations, and light cleaning.

Position: Student Employee
Time commitment: 4-6 hours/week
Contact: janelleeisler@capilanou.ca 
Website: capilanou.ca/recreation

Career Development Ambassadors

As a Career Development Ambassador (CDA), you will be a representative of the Career Development Centre (CDC). CDAs will advocate and promote the CDC and student professional development. The CDAs primary role is to help with career development and employer relations initiatives through outreach to students, alumni, employers and campus organizations. Ambassadors will go through extensive training with and report directly to the CDC staff members.

Position: Student Employee
Time commitment: Must be available up to 5 hrs/week with the possibility of additional hours not exceeding 20 hours per week.
Contact: cdc@capilanou.ca

International Leadership and Mentorship Program

We are creating a dynamic, supportive and inclusive community where students can connect, learn, grow and lead. This program provides an opportunity for students to develop globally-relevant skills and experience cultural diversity firsthand.

Position: Volunteer
Time commitment: 4 hours/week (Applications open May – July)
Contact: iengage@capilanou.ca
Website: CapU ILMP

Mentors develop supportive relationships with students involved in courses in the Education and Employment Access Program. Students in this program have barriers that could include learning differences, diverse abilities and mental health challenges.

Position: Student Employee
Time Commitment: 1.5 hours per week
Contact: ahale@capilanou.ca

Peer Language Mentors

Make new friends, build confidence & leadership skills, and engage with students from all over the world in the relaxed atmosphere of the English Chat Cafe.

As peer language mentors, you will organize and host on-campus conversation groups, games, special holiday events and parties with non-native English-speaking students at Capilano University.

Upon successful completion, students will receive Co-Curricular credit.

Position: Volunteer
Time commitment: Must be available most Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. (1.5 hrs/week), with a few additional hours over the term for training, meetings and planning.
Contact: Rachelle Jorgenson, rachellejorgenson@capilanou.ca

Indigenous Mentorship Program

The Indigenous Mentorship Program is a peer mentorship program available to First Nations, Métis and Inuit students at Capilano University. Senior students are matched with new students aid in their transition to post-secondary life, succeed academically and persist until graduation.

Contact: indigenous@capilanou.ca

Residence Advisor

Residence Advisors (RAs) live in the CapU Residence community and are responsible for fostering a safe and engaging living and learning environment for all students living in residence. Under the supervision of the residence life facilitator, residence advisors work as a team to support the needs of residence students through programming, community building, peer leading and emergency response. Residence advisors are a key part of the residence community.

Position: Honorarium
Time Commitment: 10 hours/week
Contact: housing@capilanou.ca
Website: CapU Residence

Student Housing Ambassador

Student Housing Ambassadors (SHA) live in the CapU Residence community and they contribute to building and maintaining a positive community in Student Housing by supporting and responding to the dynamic needs of students.

The student Housing Ambassadors support residence life initiatives through planning and executing events for students in housing and/or content planning and creating on Student Housing social media platforms.

Position: Student employee
Time Commitment: 10 hours/week
Contact: housing@capilanou.ca
Website: CapU Residence

Student Affairs Program Assistant

The Student Affairs Program Assistants (SAPAs) support Student Affairs with their programming and events and help students connect with departments and services around campus. They promote student life and make navigating how to get involved on campus a lot simpler.

SAPAs work at the Student Life Hub desk on campus where students come to find out about events, workshops, job opportunities and the co-curricular record. The SAPAs also plan events, run CapU Student Life social media pages, do campus outreach and create marketing materials.

Position: Student Employee
Time Commitment: 10 - 20 hours/week
Contact: capustudentlife@capilanou.ca

Earth Works Invasive Plant Pull

Students volunteer their time to contribute to restoration of the campus grounds. Students get hands on experience by pulling invasive plants and planting native species in their place.

Position: Volunteer
Time Commitment: 2 hours per semester
Contact: jcook@capilanou.ca

CapU Works

CapUWorks (CUW) is a student-led program that delivers campaigns and events to promote sustainability action and awareness on campus. CUW acts as catalysts for change, promoting and embedding a culture of conservation and consciousness in the CapU community, both on and off campus.

Position: Student Employee
Time Commitment: 10 hrs/week
Contact: sustainability@capilanou.ca

Writing Centre Peer Tutors

A limited number of positions exist for exceptionally strong English students, who have a reference from at least one CapU English instructor, to work as Writing Centre Peer Tutors.

Students who work as Peer Tutors are closely mentored by the Writing Centre convenor and other English instructors, to help students with aspects of their writing assignments.

In addition to their tutoring hours, Peer Tutors have regular progress meetings with the Writing Centre convenor to reflect on their learning within the role and to enhance their professional growth.

Position: Student employee
Time Commitment: 2-6 hrs/week
Contact: writingcentre@capilanou.ca

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