Volunteer

Peer Health Educator Volunteer

Peer Health Volunteers

Get involved with us!

Are you interested in educating your classmates about health topics? Do you love to plan events, meet others, come up with creative ideas for marketing and practice healthy behaviours? If so, we invite you to volunteer as a peer health educator.

You’ll learn more about important issues and you’ll develop teamwork and communication skills by conducting a variety of education programs. Gain self-confidence and valuable experience in leadership, responsibility, event management, marketing and relationship building as you work with the University community on wellness initiatives.

 

As a peer health educator, you will:

  • Attend training seminars and monthly meetings
  • Participate in and assist with design and organization of campus programs
  • Design and distribute flyers, pamphlets and promotional materials
  • Educate your peers about topics and services in the Wellness Centre or Diversity and Human Rights
  • Present topics in a fun and engaging manner
  • Attend and organize special events and awareness weeks
  • Attend conferences and leadership webinars
  • Learn about health and diversity issues through events and displays created by the Peer Health and Peer Diversity program and presented by specially trained students called peer educators.

 

Peer health educators work to educate their fellow students and the University community about health related issues such as:

  • stress
  • depression
  • drug and alcohol abuse
  • sex and sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • building healthy relationships
  • choosing a healthy lifestyle (nutrition and fitness)
  • eating disorders 

Peer Health Educator application


Making a difference

Meet some of our peer health educators: 

This is my 4th year as a Peer Health Educator, and my fifth year at MRU in the BSc program. I absolutely love being a PHE! I have found this program to be one of the most rewarding experiences I have had in university so far. Being part of PHE has allowed me to make new friends, meet people from all over campus, and plan amazing events for the MRU community. I have been able to work on and develop personal skills, and I have also had the opportunity to get to know all the resources available on campus. I cannot express how grateful I am for all the knowledge, skills, and life long friendships I have gained through the Peer Health Education program. It truly has been an amazing experience, and I encourage anyone that would like to get involved on campus to come be a part of the PHE family!
Ana Sepulveda
I am a 3rd year Psychology student and my 3rd year as a Peer Health Educator. I am incredibly blessed to be a part of such a great program. I get to work with people who share my passion of mental health, physical health, and community. We as educators get to learn about the many different components of health and share our knowledge with our peers through events and promotions. I decided to become a Peer Health Educator for an extra-curricular activity, but this program has become so much more to me than that. By being a Peer Health Educator, I get to meet amazing people every week, have fun, make life long friends, and make a difference in the Mount Royal University community.
Leigh-Anne Lincz

 

This is my 3rd year at Mount Royal in the Bachelor of Science program, majoring in Health Science. I am also returning for my third year as an active volunteer with the Peer Health Educators on campus! I am super passionate about health, overall wellness and being socially involved, and being a PHE has provided me all of those opportunities (and more) during my time at MRU. I joined in my very first year of university to help me meet new friends and be involved on campus. I ended up getting more than I bargained for; I joined a team that has helped myself and others (personally, academically and professionally) learn, grow and laugh more than ever. I have had so many wonderful, fun, heartfelt memories and educational opportunities with the Peer Health Educators and Coordinators. I am excited to participate with this group until the end of my university experience and I welcome you to join us too. You will be so happy you did!

Sarah Bolton

 Let us get involved with you!

The Healthy Campus Team is available to give presentations to MRU classes on a variety of student health topics including mental health. We can also present on health education, health promotion, and using research to inform health promotion practice. For these presentations we use our National College Health Assessment data. Our presentations can be tailored to a specific class and the length can be anywhere from 10 to 90 minutes. Please contact Angela at 403.440.6869 to find out more.