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Peer Leader Program
About the Program
The Peer Leader Program (PLP) equips students to take the lead in working with local nonprofits, creates and maintains strong bonds between the agencies and the Robert Morris Community, and helps students develop leadership and project management skills. Peer Leaders participate in regularly scheduled training sessions with OSCE staff where they will develop the skills necessary to succeed as a Peer Leader--skills including group dynamics, conflict management, how to lead group reflections, etc.
- Peer Leaders must must be current RMU students in good standing with the University. In addition, they must be committed to service and to the Peer Leader Program.
If you are interested in becoming a Peer Leader, fill out the form here to apply!
- Work with your designated agency to create volunteer opportunities for RMU students
- Recruit a group of volunteers to regularly serve at the agency
- Schedule dates and times of volunteer projects at the agency
- Remind students of their commitment prior to the event
- Schedule regular student service at least once a month at the organization
- Provide directions to and from the work site
- Arrange for transportation to and from the work site for all participants
- Publicize the volunteer event
- Maintain positive communication between the agency, the OSCE, and the student volunteers
- Distribute and collect waiver forms for each service event and return to the OSCE
- Maintain accurate records of participant names and hours worked and return the report to the OSCE
- Attend bi-weekly PLP training sessions
- Provide service at your designated site once or twice a month
You can find a list of available Peer Leader Sites here!