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