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Become a Peer Mentor

The purpose of the Peer Mentor Program is to provide support to new students through a personal peer connection. This increases the chances that new students will persist in college by learning to navigate the college system, attending classes and studying effectively, managing time and priorities effectively, and develop the academic and life skills to achieve personal goals. Peer mentors enhance their own chance of persisting in college by strengthening their ties with peers and by taking a leadership role in the program.

Peer Mentors will help WVC Students:

  • Become familiar with WVC’s student support services programs, campus environment, and academic expectations of a college environment
  • Establish and maintain positive daily routines and habits
  • Avoid and/or overcome procrastination, stress and/or anxiety
  • Set and maintain academic priorities
  • Organize class materials and prepare for assignments and exams
  • Build self-confidence to make mindful decisions, solve problems and succeed academically
  • Develop active learning strategies to assist with positive study habits
  • Become actively engaged in the learning process by creating goals


  • Desire to help students succeed
  • Awareness and sensitivity to individual learning styles and needs
  • Ability to apply study strategies, goal setting, organizational skills & time management in sessions
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Currently enrolled as student at WVC or enrolled at a 4-year university having transferred from WVC
  • Completion of one quarter of coursework (sophomore status preferred)
  • Minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0
  • Flexability in scheduling to meeting students' needs
  • Experience mentoring other students
  • Experience working with populations similar to those served by WVC
  • Peer Mentor I:  $14.50/hr
    First year peer mentor with GPA of 2.5 or above who conducts weekly mentoring sessions for program-eligible students. Develop a trusting relationship with students and help them: (1) navigate the transition to college, (2) develop effective study strategies and life skills to implement within the classroom and outside of the classroom as students work toward individual academic and personal goals, and (3) utilize appropriate campus resources to support their success.
  • Peer Mentor II:  $15.50/hr                                                                                                    
    Previous peer mentoring or related experience required prior to fall quarter of the current school year. Performs Peer Mentor I duties. Can also help students navigate more complex processes such as appeals, financial aid, or program completion.
  • Peer mentor III: $16.50/hr
    Previous peer mentoring or related experience required prior to fall quarter of the current school year and college degree (AA minimum). Performs Peer Mentor I and II duties. Can help with the graduation and transfer process.
  • Meet one-on-one with Program Students for one or two 50-minute sessions per week
  • Document sessions by submitting Report Forms containing sessions summaries for each Program Student
  • Assess student’s needs and develop an individual plan to provide personalized support
  • Monitor and assess student progress toward short-term and long-term goals during sessions throughout the quarter
  • Complete Student Write-Ups at the conclusion of each semester summarizing student progress
  • Communicate any training needs and/or student concerns to your Program Coordinator
  • Assist with programming and/or workshops as requested by your Program Coordinator
  • Perform other duties as assigned by your Program Coordinator
  • Attend weekly training sessions
  • Attend all scheduled staff meetings throughout the quarter
  • Engage in continuing education as directed by the program director

Apply to Become a Mentor