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 All Affiliated Colleges: Barnard College - Columbia University Boston University (BU) Brooklyn College California State University Dominguez Hills California State University East Bay California State University Northridge City College of New York College of Staten Island Fordham University Fordham University - Lincoln Center Harvard University Hunter College LaGuardia Community College New York University (NYU) Northeastern University (NEU) Northwestern University Occidental College Queens College St. John's University - Staten Isle St. John's University Queens Stanford University Tufts University (TU) University of California Berkeley University of Illinois at Chicago University of Southern California (USC) Wagner College York College 2. Select Your Position All Current Positions: 2018-2019 - Barnard College - Columbia University - Health Educator - New 3. View Position Details Position Details: 2018-2019 - Barnard College - Columbia University - Health Educator - New Position Level: Health Educator Position School Year: 2018-2019 Application Deadline: February 3, 2019 Interviews Start: January 31, 2019 Interviews End: February 8, 2019 4. View Position Description and Apply! Position Description: Thank you for choosing to apply to the Barnard College-Columbia University chapter of Peer Health Exchange. We are looking forward to learning more about you and potentially working with you this year. As you craft answers to the following questions, be sure to give us sufficient information about your background and reasons for applying to our program. We would like about one paragraph per response. Please also consider how you would support the equity-centered mission of Peer Health Exchange. We want to know not only that you are passionate about health or education, but also how you see volunteering with this organization as an opportunity to combat systemic injustice. DescriptionPeer 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 Full academic yearFour to six hours per week to: Teach one workshop approximately each week to the same classroom of studentsAttend a volunteer orientation and volunteer training retreat, attend one workshop group meeting each week throughout the yearPractice independently, as needed ResponsibilitiesPHE HEs will: Learn PHE workshops and how to teach them effectively Attend the mandatory volunteer orientationAttend the mandatory training retreat on a pre-designated weekendAttend mandatory weekly Workshop Group meetings led by a Leadership Council (LC) Member Wednesday's 8pm-9pm Incorporate direction and evaluation from their LC Member in order to develop and improve their teaching skillsUndergo Teaching Skills Evaluations (TSEs) for workshops Support the PHE program through additional volunteer opportunities ResponsibilitiesPHE HEs will: Learn PHE workshops and how to teach them effectively Attend the mandatory volunteer orientationAttend the mandatory training retreatAttend mandatory weekly Workshop Group meetings [JL1] Incorporate direction and evaluation from their LC Member in order to develop and improve their teaching skillsUndergo Teaching Skills Evaluations (TSEs) for workshops Learn and commit to teaching a workshop per week in an assigned PHE partner high school Build quality relationships with the students in your classEnsure 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 QualificationsPHE is looking for someone who: Is committed to the PHE missionHas strong teaching and relationship building skillsIs willing to develop and improve their teaching abilityWill commit four to six hours per week, including all mandatory meetings and teaching at least one workshop a week for the entire academic yearIs a full-time undergraduate student BenefitsPHE HEs will: Provide a needed service to public high school students who are not receiving health education Help build an effective, replicable model of health education Receive recommendations and references for graduate school, internships, fellowships, awards, and jobs Develop strong teaching skills Gain first-hand classroom experienceDevelop group facilitation skillsDevelop classroom management skills Develop valuable interview and job skills Develop public speaking skillsDevelop interpersonal skills Learn valuable health informationLearn about career opportunities Learn about the public service, public health, and education sectorsLearn about job and internship opportunitiesHave 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 studentsHelp build a lasting campus organization by recruiting friends and classmatesHave the opportunity to apply for leadership positions within PHE Contact: To apply to be a PHE Health Educator, visit www.peerhealthexchange.org/apply. I have read and understood the Peer Health Exchange Health Educator Volunteer Description.