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 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 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 45 hours per semester (three hours a week depending on requests for workshops and volunteer opportunities).
Contact Wade Seifert with any questions!