Student Wellness Services

Student Wellness Services

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Interested in Volunteering?

Why should I volunteer?

Health Promotion offers many different volunteer programs which can help you learn strategies for you own success, enhance your communication and presentation skills, plus put you in touch with other students who have similar interests.

How do I volunteer?

Volunteer hiring for the 2017-2018 is in progress!  Volunteer applications are being accepted from January 9 - February 5, 2017.  All volunteer applications are posted on the Career Services website, login to myCareer with your NetID and Password and search for "Student Affairs" for a complete list of volunteer opportunities with Health Promotion and other on-campus Peer and Mentoring opportunities. 

NOTE: If you are applying from the Special Student Application Extension, please email your cover letter and resume, outlining your interest and how your skills and experience would make you a good volunteer, to the Program Coordinator noted below. 

For more information, please visit the Student Affairs website


Opportunities

Peer Health Educator

If your interest is Health Promotion, as a Peer Health Educator (PHE) you can help plan, implement, and evaluate health outreach programs in residence and on campus. PHEs do presentations, interactive displays, walk-arounds on topics such as stress management, healthy eating, physical activity, sleep and promoting balanced lifestyles. To get a better idea of what a Peer Health Educator does, visit their page.  The Coordinator of the PHE program is Lauren Armstrong, lauren.armstrong@queensu.ca 

Leave the Pack Behind

If your interest is in helping students reduce or quit smoking, you can apply to volunteer with the Leave the Pack Behind team. Leave The Pack Behind (LTPB) is a tobacco control program that offers young adults smoking and quitting information, personalized support, and quitting resources. The Coordinator of the LTPB program is Lauren Armstrong, lauren.armstrong@queensu.ca 

COR Volunteer

If your interest is safe alcohol use, you can participate in COR – the Campus Observation Room, an on-site detox centre. Campus Observation Room volunteers reduce potential harm to intoxicated students by monitoring them under the supervision of a Detox worker. To get a better idea of what COR volunteers do, visit their page.  The Coordinator of the COR program is Kate Humphrys humphrys@queensu.ca