HealthBuffs Peer Education Program

  • Spring 2017 Health Promotion Students
    Spring 2017 Health Promotion Peer Educators, Volunteers and Interns
  • Students tabling at Norlin
    HealthBuffs tabling at Norlin Library
  • HealthBuffs table at Norlin Library
    HealthBuffs providing education to students around health

The HealthBuffs program includes peer educators, volunteers and interns committed to promoting student health and wellness. 

We recruit and hire peer educators toward the end of the spring semester. In this position, students gain valuable pre-professional experience.

Peer educators have the opportunity to:

  • Develop their leadership skills,
  • Plan and organize outreach events,
  • Collaborate with other campus departments,
  • Facilitate meetings with volunteers,
  • Create communication materials and
  • Enhance their presentation skills.

Peer educators are required to attend weekly Monday night meetings from 5:00 – 6:30 pm and work up to 15 hours per week.

Apply to be a Peer Educator
Applications for our paid peer educator positions for the 2017-2018 school year are now closed.

Interns will have the ability to focus more intensively on a particular project or issue and more have responsibility than volunteers. Through training and ongoing education interns can:

  • Participate in project/topic focused groups,
  • Attend and participate in additional trainings,
  • Learn about and help develop health communication materials (ie. videos, podcasts, bulletin boards, flyers) and
  • Co-facilitate presentations about topics such as stress, sexual health, alcohol toxicity, body image, and reproductive health.

Interns are required to attend new staff orientation over a weekend in late September as well as weekly Monday meetings from 5:00 – 6:30 pm. Interns commit to working about 50 - 60 hours per semester.

Apply to be an Intern
Applications for our intern positions are currently closed.

Every fall we recruit and accept a small group of new volunteers for our team. Volunteers learn about the health issues that impact students’ academics and wellbeing, ways to effectively address those issues, and they get the opportunity to talk about these issues with their peers.

Through training and on-going education volunteers will have the opportunity to:

  • Provide brief chair massages;
  • Participate in topic focused groups;
  • Plan and host campus-wide awareness building events;

Volunteers commit to 30 hours per semester, which includes attending new staff orientation in September, weekly Monday meetings from 5:00 – 6:30 pm during the semester and staffing outreach events.

Apply to be a Volunteer
We are currently recruiting volunteers for the the 2017-2018 academic year. Please take a look at our volunteer job description for eligibility requirements and a full list of duties. Applications are due at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.

 

Apply now!

With up to 50 volunteers and peer educators and a busy schedule of presentations, campaigns, and events our work is made smoother by employee scheduling software donated by Humanity.