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Campus involvement: Why the Peer Helper Program can be the right fit for you!

Alex Leroux is a fourth-year English and law student.

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Campus involvement: Why the Peer Helper Program can be the right fit for you!

Alex Leroux is a fourth-year English and law student.

Hi everyone! I would like to talk to you about the Peer Helper Program here at Carleton. If you aren’t familiar with it, the Peer Helper Program is an amazing opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience outside of the classroom and get involved on campus.

With the Student Experience Office, I hold the title of Community Partnership Liaison. Essentially, I work closely with Carleton’s existing and prospective partners. As the primary touch point with these partners, I continue ongoing conversations to obtain feedback and generate ideas for new partners that are tailored to Carleton’s volunteer philosophy. Main projects included our Campus to Community Days, Carleton Serves and Community Action Week. I love spending my extra time volunteering for different Ottawa non-profits but it was especially interesting to be able to see and experience all the behind the scenes work that goes into ensuring that these programs run smoothly!

I work closely with a small and concentrated team. Even though it can get pretty rowdy in our small office, it’s been so inspiring to work with other like-minded and ambitious students.

I’d recommend everyone to have a look at the different Peer Helper opportunities Carleton has to offer! There is sure to be something that peaks your interest!

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