The Student Health & Wellbeing Volunteers Program is a new volunteer opportunity for current students.
The program is designed to support the work of the Student Health & Wellbeing Ambassadors by providing support for projects and events run to promote the health and wellbeing of their fellow students.
- About the program
Participants will be able to contribute in the following ways over the course of the academic year:
- Event Support - help out on events across all three campuses, including Mental Health Awareness Week and University Mental Health Day
- Resource Development - help us test and develop new, or redevelop existing, health and wellbeing resources, including online resources like the Health & Relationships website, by participating in focus groups
- Participant benefits
In addition to offering participants the opportunity to contribute to student health and wellbeing initiatives at the University, the program also offers participants the following:
- Flexibility - you choose which events and activities you want to contribute to, which means you get to choose how and when to volunteer
- Professional Development Opportunities in Events Management - working with our team of Ambassadors, you'll have the opportunity to learn about managing campus-wide events like Mental Health Awareness Week
- Selection criteria
To be eligible for the program, students must meet the following criteria:
- Be enrolled in at least one course at the University
- Provide the name and contact details of one professional reference (e.g. employer, tutor, volunteer coordinator, or similar)
- Attend an interview
- Program requirements
In order to complete the program and be recognised for their contribution, Student Health & Wellbeing Volunteers must meet the following requirements:
- Attend a compulsory training session
- Attend project meetings in the lead up to their event or activity, as required
- Contribute to at least one event or activity
- How does it work?
If your application is successful, you'll need to attend a short training session. After that, just nominate which events or activities you want to help out with. The project leads for each event will then contact you with the details, and you just need to rock up at the specified time and help out. It's as simple as that!
- Schedule of events and activities
Upcoming Events Safe Campus March Health Week April University Mental Health Day May SWOTVAC De-Stress Stall June O'Week Semester 2 July Safer Campus Stall August RUOK? Day September Health Week Semester Mental Health Awareness Week October SWOTVAC De-Stress Stall October Project Focus Groups UniThrive Date TBC Health & Relationships Date TBC Safe Steps Program Date TBC Bystander Awareness Program Date TBC
Plus more to come!
After submitting your form, the Student Health & Wellbeing Project Officer will be in touch regarding an interview.
To be eligible for the Student Health and Wellbeing Volunteer program, you MUST have at least one semester remaining in your studies.
If you have any problems using this form, please contact us.