Health Worker Program

UHS Health Workers help create a culture of health and wellness across the UC Berkeley campus!

The 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 UHS 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.

Apply to be a Health Worker!

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

Applications for our 2024-25 open positions will open on March 1, 2024. The applications will be evaluated and accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. The application deadline will be on March 31, 2024.

We are currently accepting applications for PHC and IFC Health Workers! Please review the Greek Health Worker Role and Responsibilities document before applying. See the recruitment flyer and video below for more information. Apply here by November 10, 2023.

If you have any questions, please email

Health Worker Recruitment Video 2021

What do Health Workers do?

  • Support people of different backgrounds for a range of health issues.  Empathize with their complex challenges. Explore options and share resources as a knowledgeable and non-judgemental peer. 
  • Dedicate 8 hours per week. Write and post weekly health tips. Be a visible and active health champion. Attend fieldwork class, 2P/NP units per semester.
  • Serve your own student community. Be a local "first point of contact” for the peers where you live (Res Halls, I-House, Bowles) or study (Academic Departments).
  • Make a one-year commitment to work, learn, and grow. Engage in experiential training and practice for the knowledge and skills that make a difference.