Become a Community Peer

Applications to become a Community Peer with the Global Community @ SFU will open in Spring 2020, stay tuned! 

What is the Global Community Program? 

Global Communtiy @ SFU, formerly known as the Global Community Mentorship Program, was created to help new students from international pathways adjust to life in Canada and make the best out of their time at SFU.

The program is led by a group of dedicated student volunteers, known as Community Peers. Community Peers collaborate together to host events and meet ups for members registered with GC @ SFU. Together, they host peer-to-peer discussions with GC @ SFU members sharing tips from their time at SFU and celebrating diversity through intercultural socials. 

Community Peers are also matched with some Global Communtiy members who request one to one mentorship. As mentors, community peers are able to build a more personalized bond with the new student through answering their questions one-on-one, and providing advice on all aspects of life at SFU. 

Last year, approximately 200 new students were matched with current SFU leaders who helped enhanced their experience at SFU and in the Greater Vancouver area. Community Peers have the opportunity to interact and make friends with students from diverse cultural backgrounds and spend time with a network of people committed to international understanding and friendship.

Who can be a Community Peer?

We encourage all returning domestic and international students, who are willing to commit to helping other students (having completed at least 2 terms at SFU), to apply to the Global Community @ SFU. 

What does a Community Peer do?

  • Be a source of information:A Community Peer will be a primary contact person, initially via email and later in person, to provide information, support and guidance. A CP is also someone who will be available to discuss any concerns and issues that arise, and be able to refer the student to appropriate services on campus as necessary.
  • Foster an intercultural communtiy: A CP will help introduce new students to the SFU campus and life in the Greater Vancouver Area, while also creating a safe and welcoming space for intercultrual expression.
  • Facilitate Community Meet Ups: Community Peers will lead community meet up discussions on topics relavent to new SFU students by sharing their advice and information regarding resources and services that will allow members to thrive at SFU. 
  • Make a genuine commitment: A CP will take his/her role and responsibilities seriously.
  • Provide Mentorship: Provide personalized support and follow up with the GC @ SFU members requesting mentorship

View List of Community Peer Responsibilites>

What does a team leader do?

A team leader is responsible for providing ongoing support, training and feedback for community peers assigned to their teams, consisting of approximately 3-5 community peers. Team leaders must maintain regular communication with their team, set monthly meetings with all team members, and send monthly activity reports to the Program Coordinator. 

Position Descriptions

Recruitment for Fall 2020-Spring 2021 will start in Spring 2020, stay tuned!

Applying through myInvolvement:
1. Login and select "Opportunities" on the left panel
2. Select "Getting Involved: Current Opportunities"
3. Search for a position by its corresponding job ID in the
"Search by Opportunity ID" text box

Note: For your application to be considered, please make sure to apply through myInvolvement by submitting your resume and unofficial transcript, as well as filling out the corresponding online form provided in the detailed Position Descriptions. 

These positions are recognized on SFU's official university 
Co-Curricular Record (CCR).

Learn more about the CCR.