Office of Sexual Violence, Prevention, Education and Response

MAVEN Peer Education Program

Call for volunteers | All Students | April 15, 2019

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

  • Become part of the movement to build a campus and a world without sexual violence.

  • Develop in-depth knowledge about sexual violence and other forms of power-based interpersonal violence.

  • Develop skill and confidence in public speaking and workshop facilitation.

  • Learn to effectively communicate complex information to small and large audiences.

  • Gain skills to support survivors of sexual violence.

  • Experience personal and professional growth.

  • Learn to advocate for social change.

  • Receive letters of recommendation on request.

  • Receive a co-curricular record of your volunteer service.

  • Build your resume for graduate school and/or employment.



Eligibility

This volunteer opportunity is open to students of all genders who are registered at MacEwan University during the 2019/20 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 who are familiar with campus life and who have flexible schedules, strong communication skills and the desire to actively contribute to a world without violence.

Requirements

  • MAVEN Peer Educators are required to complete 48 hours of training in Fall 2019. Attendance at all training sessions is mandatory. Tentative dates for 2019/20 training sessions:

Dates Times
Thursday, September 5 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, September 7 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, September 9 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Wednesday, September 12 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, September 14 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, September 15 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday September 17 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, September 21 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Peer Educators are expected to attend bi-weekly team meetings, held on Monday nights from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. throughout the academic year.

  • Peer Educators must dedicate 5 to 15 hours per month to facilitating anti-sexual violence workshops and assisting with OSVPER outreach and awareness activities on campus.

  • Peer Educators must commit to both Fall and Winter semesters in the 2019/20 academic year.

Selection process

The selection process has four steps:

  1. Complete and submit the MAVEN Peer Educator Volunteer application form by April 15, 2019.

  2. Short-listed applicants will be invited to take part in an interview with the Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Coordinator.

  3. Successful candidates attend extensive volunteer training in September 2019.

  4. Training concludes with individual exit interviews where we confirm that volunteers are a good fit with the MAVEN program.

 

Applications due Monday, April 15, 2019.

 

Application form

Information package

 

Questions?

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