Roles and Responsibilities

Dons Helping Dons is a student-led Public Health Ambassador (PHA) Initiative to promote the well-being of the USF community. There are many ways to get involved. Check out our levels of responsibilities below for each role in our initiative. 

Diagram showing Level 1 Peer Advocate, Level 2 Peer Leader, and Level 3 Peer Educator

Responsibilities

  • Follow current public health guidelines.
  • Attend on-campus and virtual events to answer questions and share information.
  • Stress to students not to put themselves in a situation that makes them feel unsafe, but if they feel comfortable doing so they can. (See Something/Say Something)
  • Advise/suggest people to follow public health guidelines. (Also stressing that they are not police-enforcers)
  • Use sphere of influence to promote and support USF health policy, such as social media, and having conversations with friends and family.

Benefits

  • Gain leadership skills, interpersonal communication skills, social networking skills
  • LinkedIn Badge: Level 1

Responsibilities

Peer Leaders are expected to complete all responsibilities from Level 1 (see above).

  • Follow current public health guidelines.
  • Engage in virtual or on-campus events to answer questions and share information. If on-campus, public health recommendations and USF safety protocols will be followed. 
  • Stress to students not to put themselves in a situation that makes them feel unsafe, but if they feel comfortable doing so they can. (See Something/Say Something)
  • Advise/suggest people to follow DPH guidelines. (Also stressing that they are not police-enforcers)
  • Use sphere of influence to promote and support USF health policy, such as social media, and having conversations with friends and family.

In addition:

  • Assist with marketing with friends, acquaintances, classmates, and student organizations through social media and other marketing channels.
  • Assist PHA Committee in coordinating COVID-related events.
  • Be actively participating in providing feedback to the committee. (i.e. keeping track of emails, announcements, and participating in discussions)
  • Help organize health information and distribute it through tabling events, orientations, classroom presentations, and other on-campus events per DPH guidelines.
  • Maintain a social media, such as instagram, with personal narrative in turns with the prompt of the week.

Benefits

  • Gain leadership skills, interpersonal communication skills, social networking skills, community outreach, time-management, marketing strategy, and collaboration skills.
  • LinkedIn Badge: Level 2

Responsibilities

Peer Educators are expected to complete all responsibilities from Level 1 (see above).

  • Follow current public health guidelines.
  • Engage in virtual or on-campus events to answer questions and share information. If on-campus, public health recommendations and USF safety protocols will be followed. 
  • Stress to students not to put themselves in a situation that makes them feel unsafe, but if they feel comfortable doing so they can. (See Something/Say Something)
  • Advise/suggest people to follow DPH guidelines. (Also stressing that they are not police-enforcers)
  • Use sphere of influence to promote and support USF health policy, such as social media, and having conversations with friends and family.

Peer Educators are expected to complete all responsibilities from Level 2 (see above).

  • Assist with marketing with friends, acquaintances, classmates, and student organizations through social media and other marketing channels.
  • Assist PHA Committee in coordinating COVID-related events.
  • Be actively participating in providing feedback to the  committee. (i.e. keeping track of emails, announcements, and participating in discussions)
  • Help organize health information and distribute it through tabling events, orientations, classroom presentations, and other on-campus events per DPH guidelines.
  • Maintain a social media, such as instagram, with personal narrative in turns with the prompt of the week.

In addition:

  • Commit to peer education training and outreach in Spring 2021 virtually, and continue outreach efforts in Fall 2021 on campus if we are no longer remote.  
  • Advocate for informed decision making on public health practices and policies across the university.
  • Provide accurate information and opportunities for the exploration of personal goals and values that challenge and empower students to make safe and informed choices.
  • Commit to participating in workshops and training to learn the most current information on public health practices and education, and the skills necessary to perform responsibilities.  
  • Facilitate interactive presentations, discussions, workshops, and health education events for USF students within the residential communities, classrooms, and student organizations. 
  • Develop an effective peer network to encourage, support, and advance healthful living for all USF students. 
  • Lead and create discussions for Level 1 Peer Advocates and Level 2 Peer Leaders on Canvas. 
  • Maintain a presence on social media, such as instagram, as a role model for other students to engage in positive behaviors. 

Benefits

  • Gain leadership skills, interpersonal communication skills, social networking skills, community outreach, time-management, marketing strategy, collaboration skills, facilitation, mentoring, and teaching skills.
  • LinkedIn Badge: Level 3