The Student Wellness center is recruiting volunteer peer educators for our wellness programming. Our volunteers work with their peers on important issues that effect the well being of other students including alcohol and other drugs, body image concerns, financial literacy, and general health education. Peer coaches learn to apply the SWC’s 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 Student Wellness Center will continue accepting applications for Scarlet and Gray Financial, Body Project Facilitators, and Wellness Ambassadors on a rolling basis until all volunteer positions are filled.
Body Project Facilitator
The Body Project is a body-acceptance program designed to help students feel better about their bodies, challenge the "thin-ideal" and cultivate a culture of positivity in our communities. Volunteers involved in this program will facilitate workshops, presentations, and participate in the occasional outreach event. Volunteers play a significant role in planning and facilitating Love Your Body Week. Participants will gain skills and knowledge in body image, body positivity, disordered eating, public speaking and event planning. For questions about this involvement opportunity, please email Sara Hoover.
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. Training will take place on Wednesdays, January 25th through April 8th, 5 – 7 PM. For questions about this involvement opportunity, please contact Ben Raines.
Wellness Ambassadors (Outreach and Events Cohort)
The Outreach & Events Wellness Ambassador team facilitates 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. Training for the Spring 2023 semester will take place on Tuesday nights from 5:00PM to 7:00PM starting on February 14 and ending on April 18. These sessions are required for all interested applicants. For questions about this involvement opportunity, please email Roger Perkey.
Wellness Ambassadors (Presentation and Workshop Cohort)
The Presentation Cohort for the Wellness Ambassador Program is 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. Training for the Spring 2023 semester will take place on Tuesday nights from 5:00PM to 7:00PM starting on February 14 and ending on April 18. These sessions are required for all interested applicants. For questions about this involvement opportunity, please email Roger Perkey.
Wellness Coaching - NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
Wellness coaches take a positive approach to personal development, focusing on student strengths and using the 9 Dimensions of Wellness model as a framework for generating goals that are meaningful for 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 9 dimensions, mindfulness, personal development, and mental health. Additional weekday trainings will take place Wednesday, February 15, 4:30 - 6:30 PM and Wednesday, March 8th, 4:30 - 6:30 PM. A weekend training retreat will also take place Saturday, March 25 from 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM. For questions about this involvement opportunity, please email Rachel Mangold.