Center for Health Education & Wellness


Apply to be a Peer Educator

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Are you interested in health and wellness and looking for a fun way to get involved?

Apply to be a VOLS 2 VOLS Peer Health Educator and help make an impact on campus!

Please email any questions you may have to Shannon Rosedale.

 Purpose
To educate the UT student community on health and wellness issues by providing educational programs taught by trained peer educators; to promote healthy behaviors by raising awareness and providing information, resources, and referrals to the UT student community.

 

Qualifications

  • Public speaking interest and ability
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team
  • Interpersonal skills including the ability and willingness to respectfully engage diverse students, faculty, staff, and other university community members

Expectations

  • To complete all required training to teach peer education workshops
  • To understand the specific topic you will be teaching
  • To attend all regular meetings
  • To be aware of, and knowledgeable about, campus resources and services in order to provide appropriate referrals
  • To be committed to the program and follow through with all scheduled workshops
  • To maintain confidentiality when needed
  • To communicate all problems/concerns to the Center for Health Education & Wellness staff and/or the VOLS 2 VOLS Graduate Student Advisor immediately

Time Commitment

  •  Approximately 30 hours per semester (1 to 3 hours per week)
  • Workshop schedule will depend on requests for workshops

Supervision

  • The peer education group will work directly with the Center for Health Education & Wellness staff and the VOLS 2 VOLS Graduate Student Advisor

Benefits

  •  Knowledge and valuable work experience in health education
  •  Friendship, support, fun
  •  Training in leadership, group process, and public speaking

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with providing access to health-related information and resources in residence halls and other campus locations
  • Assisting with campus events, programming, and outreach such as VolAware, Safe Spring Break, and other related activities
  • Attending one full-day training session each semester
  • Committing at least 1-3 hours/week to the program through planning, outreach, meetings, and/or other initiatives
  • Registering for Peer Health Leadership & Education Class in the Spring Semester

 

Contact Shannon Rosedale with any questions!

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