OFFICE of SEXUAL VIOLENCE, PREVENTION and RESPONSE

MAVEN Peer Education Program

VOLUNTEER | ALL STUDENTS | MAY

MacEwan Anti-Violence Education Network (MAVEN) Peer Education Program offers a unique and valuable opportunity to receive comprehensive training on sexual violence prevention. When you complete the training, you become a Peer Educator and are given opportunities to create a culture of consent at MacEwan by facilitating workshops and assisting with outreach activities.

This program is designed to foster and support student leadership, recognizing that you are a powerful agent for social change.

Benefits of being a MAVEN Peer Educator

  • Develop in-depth knowledge about sexual violence
  • Develop skill and confidence in public speaking and workshop facilitation.
  • Learn to effectively communicate complex information to small and large audiences.
  • Develop event planning and community engagement abilities.
  • Gain skills to support survivors of sexual violence.
  • Receive letters of recommendation on request.
  • Receive a co-curricular record of your volunteer service.
  • Build your resumé for graduate school and/or employment.
  • Experience personal and professional growth.
  • Learn to advocate for social change.
  • Become part of the movement to build a campus and a world without sexual violence.
  • Connect with other students who are passionate about creating a culture of consent.

This volunteer opportunity is open to students of all genders who are registered at MacEwan University during the 2024/25 school year. Candidates must be 18 years of age or older at the time of application. We are looking for empathetic, non-judgmental and dedicated individuals who want to contribute to the campus community in a meaningful way. In particular, we are looking for students with strong time-management skills, who are familiar with campus life, have a willingness to learn new skills and a desire to actively contribute to a world without violence.

  • MAVEN Peer Educators are required to complete 52 hours of training in Fall 2024 and a training retreat in January 2025. Attendance at all training sessions is mandatory. Dates for 2024/25 training sessions:
Dates Times
Thursday, August 15 5 – 9 p.m.
Saturday, August 17 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, August 18 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday, August 20 5 – 9 p.m.
Thursday, August 22 5 – 9 p.m.
Saturday, August 24 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday, August 26 5 – 9 p.m.
Wednesday, August 28 5 – 9 p.m.
Wednesday, September 4 5 – 9 p.m.
Saturday, September 7 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, January 11 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Peer Educators are expected to regularly attend weekly team meetings throughout the academic year, held on Monday afternoons from 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Peer Educators must be able to dedicate 10 to 15 hours per month to their volunteer activities.
  • Peer Educators must commit to both Fall and Winter semesters in 2024/25.

The selection process has three steps:

  1. Complete and submit the MAVEN Peer Educator application no later than May 5, 2024.
  2. Short-listed applicants will be invited to take part in an interview with the Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Coordinator, beginning in March. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
  3. Successful applicants must complete our comprehensive volunteer training during August and September 2024.
Deadline to apply: Sunday, May 5, 2024

 

Application form

Questions?

For further information please contact Roxanne Runyon, Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Coordinator.

Office of Sexual Violence Prevention, Education and Response

MacEwan.ca/SexualViolence