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Apply to Be a Peer Educator

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?

Apply to be a VOLS 2 VOLS peer health educator and help make an impact on campus!

Mission

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.

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
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Be an undergraduate first-year student, sophomore, or junior

Expectations

  • Complete a 3-credit, undergraduate Public Health Special Topics course for VOLS 2 VOLS training
  • Attend 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

Time Commitment

The total time commitment is approximately 45 hours per semester (three hours a week depending on requests for workshops and volunteer opportunities).

Contact Wade Seifert with any questions!

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