Get Involved

Opportunities to get involved with UHS

Peer Education Programs

Serving as a peer health educator provides an opportunity to learn about the field of health promotion while also helping other students and making a difference in the campus community.

Health Worker Program

Health Worker Program logoThe Health Worker Program is a peer health education program dedicated to promoting healthy personal and residential community practices, including self-care, risk management and use of health care services. Health Workers work individually and as part of a team, and typically serve for 1-2 years in their residential or academic community.


Please review the Health Worker Role and Responsibilities description. See the recruitment flyer and video below for more information.

Applications for our 2023-24 open positions will open on March 1, 2023. The applications will be evaluated and accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. Apply here to be a Health Worker for the 2023-24 school year. The application deadline is March 31, 2023.

Applications for PHC and IFC Health Worker positions will open during Fall semester. Please check back for more information then.


Nutrition Outreach Workers (NOWs)

The Nutrition Outreach Workers (NOWs) enhance student wellness through student-led nutrition education workshops, body positivity training, and food and cooking demonstrations at various locations around campus.

Applications: Accepted through summer for the following academic year. This is a paid work-study position, with a required commitment of 4 hours/week. One-year commitment strongly preferred. Applicants must be work-study eligible.

Visit the Berkeley Work-Study site for job postings.

Contact: Toby Morris,, (510) 642-5075

PartySafe at Cal

PartySafe@Cal logoPartySafe@Cal works to reduce alcohol-related risk and harm through improving alcohol and party management in the campus community. Peer Advocates conduct outreach, trainings, consultations and interventions with multiple stakeholders and assist with campus events that promote alcohol risk reduction, such as the #OurHouse campaign.

Contact: Karen Hughes,, (510) 643-9073

Sexual Health Education Program

Sexual Health Education Program logoThe Sexual Health Education Program (SHEP) is a peer health education program dedicated to promoting sex positivity and harm reduction. SHEP students provide accurate, non-judgmental information about sexual health via individual appointments, group workshops, campus events, educational blogs and courses such as PH 180.

Applications: Accepted once a semester in late fall and mid-spring
View SHEP application

Contact: Robin Mills,, (510) 642-3620

Volunteering Programs

Serving as a UHS volunteer exposes you to the dynamics of how health services are delivered within a university setting and provides an introduction to fields such as allergy, health education, pharmacy and physical therapy.

Community Volunteer Program (non-students)

Non-students may serve as community volunteers with Administrative Services, Faculty/Staff Programs and the Tang Information Center. Community volunteers typically work a 3-hour shift per week for a pre-determined period of time, and provide client reception services, general office support, and assistance at UHS events.

Applications: Not being accepted at this time; check back next semester for updates

Contact: Ashley Campos, arcampos@berkeley.edu510-643-8569.

Pharmacy Volunteer Program 

The UHS Student Pharmacy Volunteer Program provides students with the opportunity to be introduced to the pharmacy profession and exposed to the dynamics of a clinic pharmacy serving students in a university setting. Student volunteers serve for one academic year and are utilized in a clerical capacity for 4-hour shifts per week. Priority is given to pre-pharmacy students. 

Applications: Due on April 28, 2023, 11:59 PM

View application form

Contact: Efren Bose, 

Student Volunteer Program

The UHS Student Volunteer Program exposes students to the dynamics of how health services are delivered within a university setting.

Volunteers are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the academic year.  Due to clearance and training requirements volunteers are encouraged to return for multiple semesters.

View application form

Contact: Ashley Campos,

Student Advisory Boards

Serving on a student advisory board leverages your voice and experience as a student to inform and guide critical decisions around UHS services, policies and practices.

The Health Fee Advisory Board (HFAB)

The Health Fee Advisory Board (HFAB) advises University Health Services and campus administration on matters related to the Campus Health Care Fee paid during registration. More on HFAB.

Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) 

The Student Health Advisory Committee is an advisory board to University Health Services and campus administration that represents a diverse set of students at the University of California, Berkeley. More on SHAC.

Student Health Insurance Advisory Committee (SHIAC) 

The Student Health Insurance Advisory Committee is an advisory board that provides input and advises on a variety of aspects of student health insurance.  More on SHIAC.