The Safety, Environment and Education Center (Department of Student Life)




VOLS 2 VOLS Peer Education Program

VOLS 2 VOLS Peer Health Educators are a team of volunteer student leaders who are trained by University of Tennessee public health professionals and medical staff, and by health promotion professionals in the greater Knoxville area. The Peer Health Educators serve the UT community by providing information and resources designed to improve the well-being of their peers. The group is comprised of students who are members of athletic teams, live and work in residence halls, are members of sororities and fraternities, and are involved in other campus communities such as Lambda and the Center for Leadership and Service. They are your friends, roommates, and lab partners. The Peer Health Educators are committed to creating a healthier University of Tennessee community.

Peer Health Educators provide health-related outreach and events on campus. Topics addressed by the Peer Health Educators include Sexual Health and Healthy Relationships. In the fall of 2015, VOLS 2 VOLS will offer “Eat Well. Feel Well” nutrition programming.

VOLS 2 VOLS’ goal is to promote a healthy and aware campus and to help build a supportive environment for all Volunteers, by creating an open dialogue about health issues that matter to students. If you are interested in becoming a Peer Health Educator, please complete our online application.

Responsibilities include

•Assisting with providing access to health-related information and resources in residence halls and other campus locations.

•Assisting with campus events, programming, and outreach such as VolAware, Safe Spring Break, and other related activities.

•Attending one full-day training session each semester.

•Committing at least 1-3 hours/week to the program through planning, outreach, meetings, and/or other initiatives.

If you have questions or are interested in collaborating with VOLS 2 VOLS, contact Laura Bryant.


Meet your 2014-15 Peer Educators

Molly Kate Benson Ryann Gould Katie Scott Nathan Burriss Ashliegh Cannata
Kelly Flaherty Yijia Zhang Jamie Hardybala Sydney Trentham Jess Creech
Valerie Galloway Katie Alexander Carmen Brady Hannah Smith Khadesia Howell



 

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