Student Support Network Team Volunteer Recruitment
Student Support Network
March 1 - 18
The STUDENT SUPPORT NETWORK (SSN) is a welcoming, supportive, and safe place for students at the University of Guelph. It is provided through the voluntary efforts of people committed to fostering a comfortable Drop-In Centre, offering new learning experiences and services related to personal development and growth, and assisting people in times of distress.
The mainstay of the Student Support Network is the provision of a welcoming, supportive, and non-threatening environment for students and any other member of the university community who uses the Campus Drop-In (open Mon-Fri, 12:00pm-10:00pm while classes are in session and 12:00pm-8:00pm during scheduled exam weeks). Volunteers are available to discuss concerns with visitors and to assist in times of crisis. In the Drop-In, volunteers speak with clients individually or together (as the visitor wishes), on a drop-in basis only. Assistance is provided by the volunteers mainly in the form of listening, helping to develop a “plan of action”, and providing information about other on- and off-campus services.
A two-semester time commitment is required with an average of 7 hours of volunteer work per week. All volunteers must be able to attend two full days of Core Training on September 6 & 7, 2011 and one 4-hour training per month.
For more information contact [email protected]
Applications are available for pick up in McNally House (located on the other side of Gordon Street, across from the Axelrod/Alexander Building construction.)
Applications can be picked up from 12:00pm - 10:00pm, Monday-Friday until March 18, 2011 (except during Reading Week)
This is a great opportunity to meet new people and help others in the campus community through use of active listening. Quality training provided develops skills that are applicable to many professional career environments including counselling, teaching,