CAPS volunteers and peer educators are undergraduate students dedicated to making a positive impact in the campus community. They represent a variety of majors, backgrounds, and career interests. They are all passionate about promoting our counseling and educational services as a way to improve students’ wellness and mental health.
Our volunteers play a vital role in our mission to support the health and wellness of CU students. They lend energy, credibility with peers, a student perspective, and wide variety of talents to our services. Our volunteers see their CAPS experience as one that is both personally satisfying and helpful in pursuing their career paths.
"I appreciate the inclusive community within CAPS. The volunteer program provides some great resources for reaching out to the university to advocate for mental health. Beyond that, volunteering has given me valuable information about pursuing a career in Counseling.” -Madeleine, CAPS Volunteer
Do you have an interest in a career in counseling, health, or education? Would you like to build leadership and professional skills while making a positive impact on the CU campus? Are you looking for an opportunity to build your resume and find mentorship and support? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we hope that you will consider applying to be a CAPS volunteer. We welcome applications from all majors, years, backgrounds, and levels of experience.
CAPS Peer Educators are dynamic, positive individuals who are ready to make a significant contribution to the campus community. The Peer Educator program requires a higher level of skill, experience and commitment than the volunteer program. Peer Educators take a more active role in CAPS services through co-facilitating workshops and a group, taking the lead in outreach projects, and receiving more supervision and training. They also participate in general volunteer meetings, trainings, and activities in addition to their peer educator responsibilities. Because of the additional time, training, and experience required, our peer educator program is considered an internship.
“CAPS at CU-Boulder has given me the opportunity to grow and be a leader. The skills I have acquired from being a volunteer and will help me throughout my time at CU as well as the rest of my life! ” -Anil, CAPS Peer Educator
If you are a current or former CAPS volunteer who is interested in applying to be a Peer Educator, contact Kenli Urruty for more information.
Major: Psychology & Sociology
What I love most about CU Boulder: I love CU because there are so many opportunities to get involved! Whether you have already found your passion or you are still exploring, Boulder is a great place to do it! I have always been an avid skier and snowboarder so between classes and homework the mountains are close enough to CU that I can always get away!
What I love most about working with CAPS: CAPS has provided me with the once in a lifetime opportunity to be clinically involved with mental health as an undergraduate. I enjoy coordinating outreach events and being exposed to the various fields in psychology. CAPS provides me with a creative outlet while helping me develop professionally at the same time. I love working with our talented mental health professionals, peer eds, and volunteers!
What I love most about CU Boulder: I love the opportunities that arise each semester and how they prepare me for my future. I love that I get so much help from my professors by just reaching out to them and asking them questions about their lives. I've formed so many relationships with similar people and find that everyone at CU has struggles and difficulties and that we all come together to help each other. Being a CU Buff is the best decision I could have made!
What I love most about working with CAPS: I have never felt a part of a community or group more than I do with CAPS. I belong in CAPS and with the people I work with. I also have learned lifelong skills in professional development that I don't think I would have been able to attain anywhere else. CAPS makes the volunteers and Peer Educators feel important and like our voices are being heard, which ultimately makes me feel as if I have a purpose here.
Major: Psychology, Sociology minor
What I love most about CU Boulder: I love being a student at CU Boulder because there are so many clubs and organizations to get involved in.
What I love most about working with CAPS: I started volunteering with CAPS my freshman year and have stayed with it ever since. CAPS has given me the opportunity to reach out to my peers, while participating in something I am passionate about.
Major: Neuroscience and Creative Writing.
What I love most about CU Boulder: My favorite feature of the university is its physical campus. I could ramble on about how amazing the professors here are, or the benefits of unparalleled access to new technology. But, more than anything, I am reminded everyday how spoiled I am to live and work in such a beautiful part of the country.
What I love most about working with CAPS: If I had to share one thing I've learned from working with CAPS so far this year, it's that working with fellow peers has taught me how to value my words and respect other's.
Major: Psychology, Minor in Creative Writing
What I love most about CU Boulder: I love our beautiful campus and the opportunity to learn from some amazing professors!
What I love most about working with CAPS: As a Peer Ed I'm able to interact and have a positive influence on fellow students. I love working with CAPS staff because I'm able to learn new things everyday while having experiences that allow me to grow as a student and a professional.
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