The HealthBuffs program includes peer educators, volunteers and interns committed to promoting student health and wellness.
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.
HealthBuffs peer educators enhance the health of CU Boulder students through a variety of peer-led initiatives in the areas of stress, sleep, sexual health, relationship wellness, self-image, alcohol and other drugs, tobacco cessation, suicide prevention and more. The HealthBuffs peer education program also promotes student leadership by providing essential health and wellness services to campus student groups and organizations.
Health Promotion is not currently accepting applications for peer educators.
HealthBuffs peer educators provide health and wellness education to their peers through interactive programs, tabling and planning outreach events. HealthBuffs peer educators are expected to participate in weekly staff meetings (Mondays, 5 – 6:30 pm) and other content-focused training opportunities.
Alcohol and other drugs (AOD) peer educator
The AOD peer educators provide education, information and connection to resources related to alcohol, marijuana, prescription drug misuse, tobacco and illicit substances. The AOD peer educators will help design and participate in outreach and events for Welcome Week, Overdose Awareness Day, College Alcohol Awareness Month, Halloween, St. Patrick’s Day, finals and graduation. AOD peer educators also work closely with the residence halls in providing harm reduction programming. The AOD peer educators are supervised by the assistant director for AOD Programs.
Health and Wellness (H&W) peer educator
Health and Wellness peer educators provide education and awareness on sleep, relationship wellness and sexual health, health equity, illness prevention and general health and wellness information. The H&W peers are also the lead peer educators for requested Stress(Less) events and weekly Health Hut outreach events. Stress(Less) programs include aromatherapy, chair massage, creative expressions and other stress reduction techniques. Health Hut consists of weekly outreach on different health topics on a variety of locations across campus. The H&W peer educators are supervised by the assistant director for Wellness Outreach.
The office assistant provides additional support to the Health Promotion office and HealthBuffs peer education program. This includes logistical support for Health Promotion outreach, inventory control and scheduling of volunteers for Health Promotion outreach events. Other duties may include support the AOD early intervention classes through scheduling and accepting payments as well as general front office support. The office assistant would participate in Monday evening staff meetings on an as needed basis. This position is supervised by the office manager.
HealthBuffs volunteers and interns work with peer educators and professional staff to promote student health and wellness in the areas of stress, sleep, emotional wellness, relationship wellness, self-image, suicide prevention, alcohol and other drugs, tobacco cessation and more.
Health Promotion is not currently accepting volunteer and intern applications.
All HealthBuffs volunteers and interns are expected to: