Health Outreach Team Program

The Health Promotion Services will support the volunteers in developing their public health knowledge, leadership, communication skills, and supplement their academic knowledge with practical experience in health education outreach.

Requirements

  • Must provide at least one year commitment.
  • Must be a USF student in a health-related field, or have a strong interest and passion for public health, health promotion, and health education outreach.
  • Must have good academic standing.
  • Must attend meetings every 3-4 weeks per semester. 

Responsibilities

  • Assist HPS staff in coordinating HPS signature events, such as the annual Fall Health Fair, the Great American Smokeout, Stress Less Day, and Alcohol Awareness Gameday.
  • Assist HPS staff with providing HPS resources and health education at tabling events, such as Random Acts of Wellness tablings, nutrition tablings, blood drives, and informational tablings.  
  • Assist HPS staff in planning and implementing health education outreach on campus.
  • Assist with marketing HPS events to students, such as their friends, acquaintances, classmates, and student organizations through social media and other marketing channels.
  • Must communicate well with HPS staff, other volunteers, and peer educators on assigned duties. 
  • Must maintain active participation on the Health Outreach Team Canvas section, such as keeping track of announcements, and participating in discussions to offer feedback. 
  • Assist in creating marketing and event materials for outreach events on Canva or Adobe Spark.
  • Participate in focus groups, as needed, to provide feedback on HPS programs, services, and policies as it relates to student experiences and campus life. 
  • Assist in recruiting other volunteers to join the Health Outreach Team during the Fall semester. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications

  • Self-starter.
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Responsible, reliable and punctual.
  • Organized and detail-oriented.
  • Good communication skills, including a willingness to speak in front of an audience.
  • Ability to work well autonomously, and as part of a team.
  • Ability to thoughtfully receive constructive feedback.
  • Flexible and adaptable personality.
  • Non-judgmental attitude.

Benefits

  • Get certified as a peer educator by the BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA.
  • Gain excellent leadership and communication skills.
  • Get job listing updates on- and off-campus.
  • Be up-to-date on health promotion, health education, program planning, and outreach.
  • Gain practical work experience in public health.
  • Receive letters of recommendation based on their performance and commitment.
  • Other fringe benefits, such as copying, printing, office spaces, etc.