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 approximately 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 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.
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:
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.
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.