• 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, and
  • Enhance their presentation skills.

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

Apply to be a Peer Educator
Peer Educator applications are closed at this time.

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, 
  • Provide prief chair massage and staff other stess-reduction events and
  • Focus on an in-depth health and wellness project throughout the semester.

Interns are required to attend new staff orientation on Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 9 - 5 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 intern positions are closed this time.

Each semester, 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 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 and staff other stress reduction events;
  • 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 on Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 9 - 5, weekly Monday meetings from 5:00 – 6:30 pm during the semester and staffing outreach events.

Apply to be a Volunteer
Volunteer applications are closed at this time.

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.