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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.

Cal Bears Say Hi

Cal Bears Say Hi logo, version 2Cal Bears Say Hi is a social support campaign designed to help students feel more connected to each other by slowing down, noticing and acknowledging those around us. Student Engagement Experts assist in the planning and coordination of interactive events designed to create a friendlier, happier campus culture.

Applications: Accepted on a rolling basis throughout the academic year

Contact: Meckell Milburn, mmilburn@berkeley.edu, (510) 643-9061

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 community.

Applications: We begin the application process in the semester preceding your year of service, and may sometimes have open positions at the start of each semester. Click on application links below for specific due dates.

Contact: Karen Hughes, khughes@berkeley.edu, (510) 643-9073

Love Cafe at Cal

The Love Cafe at Cal is a relationships blog written by and for Cal students. Baristas (Advice Bloggers) research and provide solid, thoughoutful advice to anonymous readers about many types of relationships - from friends to family to romantic.

Applications: Accepted in early April for the next academic year
View Barista Volunteer Announcement

Contact: Meckell Milburn, mmilburn@berkeley.edu, (510) 643-9061

Nutrition Outreach Workers (NOWs)

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

Applications: Accepted April through May for the following academic year. This is a paid work-study position, with 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, tmorris@berkeley.edu, (510) 642-5075

PartySafe@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.

Applications: Accepted at end of each semester
View Peer Advocate application

Contact: Karen Hughes, khughes@berkeley.edu, (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 DeCal courses.

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

Contact: Robin Mills, robinmills@berkeley.edu, (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: Diane Drew, ddrew@berkeley.edu, (510) 642-5065

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: Accepted once a year in August
View information and application packet

Contact: Diana Lee, dylee@berkeley.edu 

Student Volunteer Program

The UHS Student Volunteer Program exposes students to the dynamics of how health services are delivered within a university setting. Student volunteers serve for a minimum of two semesters in primarily clerical/reception positions, and volunteer for 2-hour shifts per week.

Applications: Accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year
View placement opportunitiesclearance requirements and online application

Contact: Health Promotion, hpromo@berkeley.edu, (510) 642-7202

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.