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.
Applications for 2024 are closed.


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

Office of Sexual Violence Prevention, Education and Response