Office of Student Life

Student Wellness Center

Volunteer Opportunities

The Student Wellness Center is not actively recruiting for volunteer positions. Please read below for an overview of opporutnties that will be available in the future and reach out to us with any questions. Thank you for your interest in becoming involved! 

The Student Life Student Wellness Center is supported by more than 150 student volunteers in a variety of topic areas. Our volunteers come from all majors, backgrounds and cultures. We are frequently seeking talented, enthusiastic students to join our team as we create the extraordinary student experience. Learn more about what you can gain as a volunteer by reading the 'Student Learning Outcomes" handout located in the right side bar.

Becoming involved in the Student Wellness Center provides an opportunity to learn more about the Nine Dimensions of Wellness and promote wellness to your peers, learn about topics important to college students’ health and well-being, and gain valuable experiences. No experience is necessary to become involved in the Student Wellness Center; all selected students will recieve training.

Volunteer Opportunties 

BASICS/CASICS Facilitator

The BASICS/CASICS programs are a one-on-one workshop that offers alcohol assessment and education for Ohio State students who may want to explore their alcohol use. The goal of the program is to reduce risky behaviors and harmful consequences of use. Volunteers in this role are graduate students interested in gaining experience in motivational interviewing, active listening, one-on-one facilitation, and knowledge in the subject matter of alcohol, other drugs, substance misuse recovery, and risk reduction programming. For questions about this involvement opportunity, please email Brandon Horton. 

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 Jordan Helcbergier. 

Buckeye Peer Access Line

The Buckeye Peer Access Line (PAL) is a non-emergency talk line that provides a space for students to engage in brief phone conversations in order to gain support and learn about campus resources. Student volunteers are available to provide peer-to-peer assistance that promotes and enhances student development and wellbeing. Volunteers will gain skills in motivational interviewing, active listening, and one-on-one peer coaching as well as knowledge in campus resources, personal development, and the 9 dimensions of wellness. For questions about this involvement opportunity, please email Brendan Greisberger.

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.

Wellness Coaching

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. For questions about this involvement opportunity, please email Rachel Mangold.

Wellness Ambassadors (Outreach and Events Cohort)

The Outreach & Events Wellness Ambassador team facilitates weekly BeWell Hut outreach events across campus to  promote the 9 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 WeekSexual 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. 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 9 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.  For questions about this involvement opportunity, please email Roger Perkey.