Get Involved

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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: Cal Bear Say Hi is on hold for Fall 2021. Check back in Spring 2022 for future plans.

Contact: Health Promotion,, (510) 642-7202

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.


We begin the application process in the semester preceding your year of service, and sometimes have open positions at the start of each semester.

Applications for PHC and IFC Health Worker positions will open on October 29th, 2021 and the application deadline is November 12, 2021. See the recruitment flyer and video to learn more. Apply here.

Applications for our positions in residential halls and on-campus apartments are currently closed. Please check back in early Spring 2022 for more information.


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: Love Cafe is on hold for Fall 2021. Check back in Spring 2022 for future plans.

Contact: Health Promotion,, (510) 642-7202

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 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@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: Due Friday, Jnauary 21, 2022
View Peer Advocate application instructions

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 - APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!

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 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. Student volunteers serve for a minimum of two semesters in primarily clerical/reception positions, and volunteer for 2-hour shifts per week.

The UHS Volunteer Program is on hold for Spring 2022. Check back in late Summer 2022 for future plans.

Contact: Health Promotion,, (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.

The Health Fee Advisory Board (HFAB)

The Health Fee Advisory Board (HFAB) advises University Health Services-Tang Center 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.