As a Peer Health Educator, you will:
- Receive training on a wide range of health topics
- Serve as an extension of the Center for Health Education and Wellness
- Improve your leadership and communication skills
- Gain experience in program planning and presentation
- Make an impact on the health of the UT campus community
- Interact and collaborate with student organizations
- Enhance your resume
- Make great friends!
- Get paid
Are you interested in health and wellness and looking for a fun way to get involved? Apply here!
The mission of the VOLS 2 VOLS Peer Health Educators is to promote healthy lifestyles and better decision-making to the 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
- Be an undergraduate first-year student, sophomore, or junior
- Complete a 3-credit, undergraduate Public Health Special Topics course for VOLS 2 VOLS training
- Attend all mandatory training and meetings
- Be committed to the program and follow through with all scheduled commitments
- Maintain confidentiality when needed
- Be receptive to new health information and resources
The total time commitment will vary depending on the number of workshops and presentations requested. At a minimum, you can expect it to be 45 hours per semester (three hours a week).
Contact Nicole Wiggs with any questions!