Peer Advocates

Peer Advocates

Now Recruiting!

Lorain County Community College’s Connect2Complete program is seeking Peer Advocates for the Fall 2015 semester! If you enjoy helping others, are seeking a leadership opportunity, and looking for ways to make your resume stand out… this opportunity is for you! Peer Advocates support fellow LCCC students serving as a “go-to” person connecting them to campus/community resources, engage them in Community Engagement projects, and provide them with the basic tools to address barriers to success!  

Main Peer Advocate duties include supporting/mentoring your students (around 1 hour/week), taking the “Leadership Through Civic Engagement” training, engage students in Community Engagement Activities and other supportive/educational events/workshops, and complete all other program expectations (orientation, timesheets, monthly meetings, etc.)

Qualifications

Peer Advocates must:

  • Commit to a minimum of 1 semester of Peer Advocacy
  • Have completed at least 12 credit hours of college courses
  • Be enrolled in at least 6 semester hours at LCCC or a University Partnership school
  • Be in good academic standing and have a 2.25 cumulative GPA or higher
  • Have already completed or be enrolled in college level reading and writing course work
  • Have an interest in serving students and the community
  • Have an ability to relate to students from a variety of backgrounds and experiences
  • Express an interest in working collaboratively with C2C students, other Peer Advocates from LCCC and Peer Advocates from other colleges/universities
  • Lead by example and be reliable
  • Understand their role as a leader, mentor and role model
  • Be willing to actively engage in all Peer Advocate and C2C student events

Benefits

  • Make A Difference and empower other students!
  • Gain Experience & Build your Resume
  • Develop a Peer & Professional Network
  • Develop & Enhance Leadership Skills
  • Leadership Training: Leadership Through Civic Engagement
  • Attendance at Conferences as available (state/regional/national)
  • Free Peer Advocate T-Shirts and other promotional items
  • Become an LCCC Service Learning student and receive a Graduation Medallion
  • Opportunity for Gift Cards

To Apply

Complete the Peer Advocate Application and submit as soon as possible, but no later than 2 weeks before the spring semester begins. Applications will be reviewed and interviews will follow.

 

          Download the Peer Advocate Application               

 

Questions or More Information:

Contact Career Services Office located on the 1st Floor of the Library Building - 440-366-4076 

or email Erin Corwin at ecorwin@lorainccc.edu for more information.