Peer advocates promote wellness by increasing awareness of student health issues and encouraging positive lifestyle choices and decision-making skills through education in three main areas: sexual wellness, nutrition, and stress management. Our Peer Advocates run Health Huts, give PowerPoint presentations, and table at various events all over campus to provide information to students about our services. Peer advocates also help around the office with general projects and day-to-day tasks. Peer Advocates can be volunteers or Federal Work-Study Students. Please see below for additional responsibilities.
Federal Work-Study students are employed as Peer Advocates and work 10-15 hours per week. Hours are based on the amount you are awarded each semester.
Volunteers are required to work a minimum of 6 hours per week. All volunteers are also required to join our Registered Student Organization, Knight OWLs of BACCHUS.
You can access the entire document for peer expectations and requirements at the Wellness & Health Promotion Services Office at the Recreation and Wellness Center.
Applicants must be UCF students who will attend the fall and spring semesters of the next academic year. Students should have the ability to work as a team and independently be able to manage time and stress well. Experience in public speaking, program planning, and leadership roles are helpful but not necessary. Anyone interested in educating the UCF community on issues related to health and wellness may apply. All majors are accepted and welcomed. No discrimination will be made based on sex, race, age, gender, religion, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or parental status, or veteran’s status.
A member must commit to working for the duration of at least one academic year. Training is held between spring and summer A semester, and weekly meetings in the WHPS classroom are mandatory. Volunteers are required to work 6 hours per week. Federal Work-Study students are required to work 10-15 hours per week.
(Volunteers and Federal Work-Study students are invited to apply)