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PHE Volunteer Application

Application Guide

  • Current OR former PHE volunteers with a PHE Community account, please apply here through the "Open Positions" link on the home page.
  • Failure to make the correct selections within the numbered sections below will result in longer application processing times.
  • PHE's system is designed to work optimally on Google Chrome browsers.
  • Further questions can be addressed with your respective Program Manager.
  • 1. Choose Your College

    2. Select Your Position

    3. View Position Details

    2019-2020 - Barnard College - Columbia University - Health Educator - New
    Health Educator
    May 30, 2020
    September 9, 2019
    May 30, 2020

    4. View Position Description and Apply!

    Peer Health Exchange (PHE) is a non-profit organization that empowers young people with the knowledge, skills, and resources to make healthy decisions. We do this by training college students to teach a skills-based health curriculum in public high schools that lack health education. PHE’s vision is, with our partners, to advance health equity and improve health outcomes for young people.

    PHE Health Educators (HEs) are volunteers. They learn PHE workshops and deliver them to young people in public high schools.

    Time Commitment
    • Four to six hours per week to…
      • Facilitate one workshop weekly to the same classroom of students
      • Practice and prepare for upcoming workshops
      • Attend a Volunteer Orientation and Volunteer Training Retreat as well as one Workshop Group Meeting each week throughout the year

    PHE HEs will:
    • Learn PHE workshops and how to teach them effectively
    • Attend the mandatory Volunteer Orientation
    • Attend the mandatory Training Retreat
    • Attend mandatory weekly Workshop Group meetings
    • Incorporate direction and evaluation from their LC Member in order to develop and improve their teaching skills
    • Learn and commit to teaching a workshop per week in an assigned PHE partner high school 
    • Build quality relationships with the students in your class
    • Ensure that all workshop technology is accounted for and in good condition after use 
    • Provide weekly peer feedback to support the growth of HEs
    • Make PHE an extracurricular priority 

    PHE is looking for someone who:
    • Desire and ability to build strong relationship across lines of social difference, specifically race, class, gender, and sexuality. 
    • Is committed to the PHE mission
    • Is willing to develop and improve their facilitation ability
    • Will commit four to six hours per week, including all mandatory meetings and teaching at least one workshop a week for the entire academic year

    PHE HEs will:
    • Have the opportunity to partner with local communities, and exchange knowledge, skills, and resources with young people.
    • Opportunity to receive recommendations and references for graduate school, internships, fellowships, awards, and jobs
    • Develop strong facilitation and classroom management skills through firsthand classroom experience
    • Develop valuable interview and job skills such as public speaking and interpersonal skills
    • Learn valuable health information
    • Learn about career opportunities
    • Learn about the public service, public health, and education sectors
    • Learn about job and internship opportunities
    • Have the opportunity to apply for jobs at PHE after graduation
    • Be an integral part of the campus community
    • Develop friendships with a diverse group of fellow students
    • Help build a lasting campus organization by recruiting friends and classmates
    • Have the opportunity to apply for leadership positions within PHE

    Contact: To apply to be a PHE Health Educator, visit