American University of Beirut

Become a Peer Supporter

​The Counseling Center conducts an annual recruitment round for volunteers among current AUB​ students​​. Following a thorough selection process, peer supporters undergo a meticulous training to ensure they are well-prepared to provide effective peer-to-peer support services. Peer supporters are required to commit to a fixed schedule with a minimum of four hours per week (M-F). This commitment ensures a consistent and reliable presence for those seeking support within the program.

Why become a mental health peer supporter?  

  • Enrich your personal and professional skills.   
  • Get official training on mental health peer support.   
  • Earn an official certification.   
  • Grow your social network.   
  • Empower your peers.   
  • Improve your listening and reflective skills.  
  • Increase your emotional intelligence.  

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Have a minimum GPA of 3.2 (80%).
  2. Have been a student at AUB for at least 1 year.
  3. Have at least two semesters left at AUB
  4. Currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate full-time or part-time student.
  5. Committed to attend the required trainings (5-6 days) and supervision.
  6. Committed to dedicating a minimum of 4 hours per week for supporting students.
  7. Dedicated to provide services during the semester(s) with NO interruptions due to other commitments such as student elections or other positions
  8. Able to provide support without bias or discrimination based on any characteristic, including but not limited to race, gender, religion, or disability​

If you meet the eligibility criteria, please click here (hyperlink) for a short application process. Thank you for your interest in becoming a mental health peer supporter!​

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