Our volunteers work with their peers on important issues that affect the wellbeing of other students including alcohol and other drugs, body image concerns, financial literacy, and general health education. Volunteer opportunities are available for undergraduate, graduate and professional students.
Volunteers learn to apply the 10 dimensions of wellness model, develop in-demand soft skills, participate in resume-building development opportunities, and network with fellow students and staff from all over the university. Students from all majors are welcome to apply and no previous experience is necessary.
The volunteer recruitment application has closed for the 2023-2024 academic year. Please fill out the following interest form to be contacted once applications are available for future recruitment cycles.
Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention (ATOD) Team
The Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug prevention team uses several approaches to address drug and alcohol misuse across campus. Volunteers in this area will facilitate harm reduction training sessions and assist the ATOD Team with substance use prevention programming. Volunteers in this program will gain the necessary skills and knowledge to address substance misuse among college students in an interactive, innovative and strategic way. For questions about this involvement opportunity, please contact Brandon Horton
Scarlet and Gray Financial Leadership Development Program
Scarlet and Gray Financial Coaching is a one-on-one peer coaching service designed to educate the campus community on topics within the financial wellness dimension. Volunteers will facilitate weekly one-on-one coaching sessions. Volunteers in this program will gain skills and knowledge in critical financial topics like student loans, credit and credit cards, basic investing strategies, retirement saving decisions and budgeting as well as one-on-one peer coaching experience. . For questions about this involvement opportunity, please contact Ben Raines.
The Wellness Ambassador Program provides multiple opportunities for students to gain invaluable experience with the topics of Public Health and Health Education. Students interested in serving in the role of Wellness Ambassador will have the opportunity to assist with both Outreach and Tabling events, as well as Presentations for such events as FYSS (First Year Success Series), STEP (Second Year Transformational Experience Program), and SOEs (Standards of Excellence), in addition to various opportunities to lead programs and workshops for numerous groups across campus.
The Outreach & Events efforts involve weekly BeWell Hut outreach events across campus to promote the 10 Dimensions of Wellness and important college health topics to the campus community. Volunteers play a significant role in the planning and facilitation of the Student Wellness Center's three Signature Events Series - Love Your Body Week, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and Recovery Month. Participants will gain transferrable skills through group facilitation, public speaking, and outreach planning, as well as becoming much more knowledgeable on the topics of mental health, nutrition, alcohol and other drugs, sex and relationships, and financial wellness. These sessions are required for all interested applicants.
The Presentation efforts are focused on providing engaging and informative presentations to the undergraduate community grounded in our holistic wellness approach by exploring our 10 Dimensions of Wellness. Volunteers involved in this program may facilitate workshops, presentations, participate in the occasional outreach event, as well as assist with various Signature Events hosted by the SWC (Student Wellness Center). Participants will gain translatable skills through group facilitation, public speaking, and presentation planning, as well as becoming much more knowledgeable on the topics of mental health, nutrition, alcohol and other drugs, sex and relationships, and financial wellness.
While we utilize multiple approaches to our work, all student volunteers interested in serving as a Wellness Ambassador will have the opportunity to assist with both Presentations and Outreach. For questions about this involvement opportunity, please email Roger Perkey.
Wellness coaches take a positive approach to personal development, focusing on student strengths and using the 10 Dimensions of Wellness model as a framework for generating goals that are meaningful to their clients. Volunteers will gain skills in motivational interviewing, active listening, and one-on-one peer coaching as well as knowledge in the areas of 10 dimensions, mindfulness, personal development, and mental health. For questions about this involvement opportunity, please email Brendan Greisberger.