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 Thriving @ Uni Stalls 13 Feb - 23 Feb University Mental Health Day Date TBC Student Health & Wellbeing Forum Sem 1, TBC SWOTVAC De-Stress Stall 12 Jun - 15 Jun Thriving @ Uni Stalls 12 Jul - 20 Jul RUOK? Day 13 Sep Student Health & Wellbeing Forum Sem 2, TBC Mental Health Awareness Week 8 Oct - 12 Oct Project Focus Groups UniThrive Refresh Date TBC Health & Relationships Refresh Date TBC Safe Steps Program Refresh Date TBC Bystander Awareness Program Refresh Date TBC
Plus more to come!
After submitting your form, the Student Health & Wellbeing Project Officer will be in touch regarding an interview. Please note that interviews will not commence until February 2018.