Volunteering at University of Guelph Wellness Education and Promotion Centre
The Wellness Education and Promotion Centre provides a diverse variety of volunteer opportunities in which dedicated University of Guelph students can become involved in the campus community. Our volunteers are committed to providing outreach programs and services that promote and support students’ health and well-being. If you are interested in joining one (or more!) of our volunteer teams, they are listed below.
The Peer Helper Program offers experiential learning opportunities for passionate students to become more involved with on-campus organizations. We have two different Peer Helper teams:
- As a Peer Wellness Educator your role involves planning and executing team-specific events, facilitating workshops, attending bi-weekly trainings and providing resources to fellow students in support of health and well-being. This program requires weekly a commitment of ten hours.
- As a Peer Wellness Coach, your role involves supporting students 1-1 to help them accomplish their well-being related goals through the USHINE program, and connecting with students through our online WeSHINE community. This program requires weekly a commitment of five hours.
Click the link above to learn more about these roles!
The Wellness Education and Promotion Centre’s volunteers provide support to the large-scale health promotion and wellness education programs that are offered by Student Wellness Services. These may include, but are not limited to flu vaccine clinics, mass STI testing, awareness weeks, event promotion and support. Volunteers sign-up for various events and the corresponding event-specific trainings on an ongoing basis to complete the minimum requirement of seven hours throughout the semester. Click the link above to learn more about this role!
The Wellness Education and Promotion Centre accepts a limited number of students each semester to complete a practicum placement focusing on a specific area of interest around health and well-being. In the past, practicum students have completed projects on bystander intervention, the on-campus farmers’ market, sexual health education and more! Practicum students will have the opportunity to join an issue-based team of interest and staff the centre for a total of ten hours a week. Contact your academic program's practicum coordinator to find out if a placement with the Wellness Education and Promotion Centre could fulfill your course requirements!