Health Promotion is recruiting for 2021-2022!

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The University of Ottawa Health Promotion team is recruiting peer wellness volunteers for the 2021–2022 academic year.

Complete the online registration form

Deadline: February 28, 2021.

Volunteer position details:

  • Undergraduate students from all faculties welcome.
  • Bilingualism (EN/FR) preferred — spoken/written/comprehension.
  • Three hours per week (first week of September 2021 to early April 2022).
  • Volunteer hours count towards your Co-curricular Record (CCR).
  • Group interviews will be held throughout March 2021. 
  • Applicants selected must attend a two-day mandatory training session on September 2 and 3, 2021.

Health Promotion is recruiting for two types of volunteer positions. Please note that if you apply for and are selected for both, you will have to chose one position (you can’t hold two positions at the same time).

Peer wellness educators’ role: Represent one of the health teams and educate students on making healthy choices while studying at uOttawa. Educational materials provided are from evidence-based research from credible sources. Due to COVID-19, this position will feature a mixed in-person/online outreach model. All appropriate measures will be taken to ensure everyone’s safety.

Examples of in-person educational outreach on campus include helping out at live events such as plant workshops and wellness cafés. Examples of online educational outreach include creating engaging content for our social media platforms (FB/IG posts, videos, tweets, etc.), writing blogs, creating game-based learning content (wellness quiz, virtual escape rooms, etc.)

Peer wellness helpers’ role: Support uOttawa students via peer wellness live chat and in person in the new Wellness Centre, helping students navigate available support services. Due to COVID-19, this position will feature a mixed in-person/online model. All appropriate measures will be taken to ensure everyone’s safety.

Examples of in-person support include assisting students in our wellness spaces on campus and helping out with live events taking place in the wellness spaces. Examples of online support include providing mental health and wellness support to students via our peer wellness chat, educating students about services offered to them on and off campus and helping students use the virtual wellness hub.

For more information, email us at healthpromo@uOttawa.ca.

Testimonials

"Being a PE has helped me to be more confident when talking to people, whether they are friends or strangers."

"Being a PE for the Nutrition team has been so fulfilling and I truly enjoyed my experience. I am so glad to have met such wonderful people and I can't wait to come back next year!"

"Working with the HP team has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. It's allowed me to grow my skills, share my passion for healthy living and meet extraordinary people. I would definitely recommend joining us!"

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