What are Health Advisers?
The Health Adviser program is run by the Health Educator located in the Student Health and Counseling Center. It is a volunteer position for those students interested in Health Education and gives them an opportunity to gain practical experience on campus with their peers. Students will be trained to assist in various types of programming from hall programming to awareness weeks to independent projects. There is a need for creative program planning and exploration of new health promotion ideas. Information is commonly needed on a wide range of issues, including: sexuality, dating, rape, alcohol, drugs, body image, AIDS, eating disorders, stress, relaxation, etc. A peer point of view is often the most popular voice.
Where are the Health Advisers Located?
The Health Advisers volunteer their time in the Health Education Office located in the lower level of the Student Health and Counseling Center. They work specifically with the Health Educator in programming and on other special projects.
*Health Advisers are expected to have regular meetings with the Health Educator and the other Health Advisers. Campus wide and Hall Programming are two of the main volunteer responsibilities.
*Duties may include program planning, program promotion, research, computer work and maintaining the bulletin board in Chambers.
*Volunteers should be able to commit four to six hours a week.
*Health Advisers preferably have a good academic background, excellent communication skills and a demonstrated understanding of the Health Education Office with a willingness to learn.
The purpose of this application is for the Health Educator to find out about you, to understand your interest in Health Education and to determine your qualifications for this volunteer position. Please fill out the application completely and thoughtfully. Return the Health Adviser application to firstname.lastname@example.org or at the reception desk of the Student Health and Counseling Center. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Georgia Ringle at 704-894-2902.
Deadline for applications is April 10, 2013. Following the review of all applications, interviews will be conducted to choose the Health Adviser volunteers for the 2013-2014 academic year.