We are pleased that you are interested in participating with our student programs to promote health and wellness in the Cal community! Currently, several of our peer programs, including the Health Worker and Sexual Health Peer Education (SHEP) programs, are being reviewed and revamped to better serve our students, and due to this, we are not recruiting for these programs for the 2011-2012 academic year.
However, there are other opportunities for you to do meaningful health-based work with students and others in the Berkeley/Oakland community on a volunteer basis. Below is a list of programs that you might be interested in:
Berkeley Builds Capacity (BBC): This is a great opportunity to gain experience in HIV Outreach. Participants in this program receive training through the Berkeley Free Clinic to provide HIV prevention outreach to college age populations. This opportunity is made available through the Berkeley Builds Capacity project sponsored by University Health Services and Berkeley Free Clinic.
PartySafe@Cal internship: Learn how you can help reduce harm associated with drinking around the Cal community. Work with the PartySafe@Cal Health Educator in developing outreach strategies to help your peers learn safer practices for drinking and partying.
UHS Student Volunteer Program: Each year, hundreds of Cal students gain experience in working with health professionals in our campus health center. Students are placed in primarily clerical positions according to their interests and availability, and are required to work a minimum of two hours per week in their placements. Student volunteer programs are organized into three sessions annually: fall and spring semesters, and summer.
Join our Street Team!: Throughout the year, Health Promotion staff and peer educators host and participate in events on campus - Mind/Body Awareness Week, National Condom Day, Eating Disorders Awareness Week, World AIDS Day, and Sexual Assault Awareness Week. If you are interested in helping out with occasional events, subscribe to our mailing list, and we will contact you.
Subscribe to our mailing list online, type "Student Engagement" in the subject line, and send us your interests, and availability for the semester. We will contact you with opportunities to get involved!