As a peer health educator, you will
- Improve your leadership and communication skills
- Gain experience in program planning and presentation
- Increase your knowledge about a range of health topics
- Make a difference in the health of UT students
- Interact and collaborate with student organizations
- Enhance your resume
- Make great friends!
Are you interested in health and wellness and looking for a fun way to get involved?
The mission of the VOLS 2 VOLS Peer Health Educators is to promote healthy lifestyles and better decision making tot he university community by providing unbiased and inclusive information with easily accessible resources. They strive to help build a supportive environment for all Volunteers by creating an open dialogue about health issues that matter to students.
- 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
- Minimum GPA of 2.5
- Complete the 3-credit Special Topics course for VOLS 2 VOLS training.
- Attend a mandatory training once a semester
- Attend all weekly meetings
- Be aware of, and knowledgeable about, campus resources and services in order to provide appropriate referrals
- Be committed to the program and follow through with all scheduled workshops
- Maintain confidentiality when needed
- Be open-minded to new information about health topics
The total time commitment is approximately thirty hours a semester (one to three hours a week, depending on requests for workshops).
Contact Mary-Kate Hovanic with any questions!