Peer Health Exchange is a national nonprofit organization that empowers young people with the knowledge, skills, and resources to make healthy decisions by training local college volunteers to teach our skills-based health curriculum focused on sexual health, mental health, and substance abuse to high school students. They are currently accepting Health Educators to mentor and teach health education to 9th graders on Staten Island. There is no health or education background/skill-set required; training is provided beforehand and throughout the program’s duration. All majors are welcome and encouraged to apply. This a volunteer opportunity that takes place throughout the academic year and functions according to students’ schedules, with possible academic credit available.
The position has some amazing benefits that go beyond the classroom and community–recommendations and references for graduate school, internships, fellowships, and awards, along with a significant amount of professional development and networking opportunities. Please note the eligibility requirements:
- committed to the PHE mission
- passion for community growth and equity
- willing to develop and improve one’s teaching ability
- will commit four to six hours per week, including all mandatory meetings and teaching of at least one workshop a week for the entire academic year
- undergraduate student
If you are interested, you can apply here (peerhealthexchange.org/apply). Applications and interviews will occur on a rolling basis until Tuesday, July 31.
Please note: the first page of the application will request a “college to apply” — College of Staten Island should be chosen.)
If you have any questions, please forward them to firstname.lastname@example.org.