Health & Wellbeing Ambassadors

Health & Wellbeing Ambassadors

This is an opportunity for enthusiastic, students passionate about health and wellbeing, to learn and develop new skills in designing and implementing health promotion programs and events at UNSW. 

Responsibilities

Students will work together (with the Health Promotion team) to drive a range of health initiatives on campus, relating to swimming and beach safety, nutrition and sustainability, and sexual health.

How to get involved

Please send an expression of interest email to healthy@unsw.edu.au, specifying the role you are interested in and why.

Positions

  • Learn to Swim Program Assistant
  • Health Promotion Events Coordinator (Nutrition & Sustainability)
  • Health Promotion Events Coordinator (Sexual Health)
  • Health Promotion Events Volunteer
  • Health Promotion Marketing Coordinator
  • Health Promotion Social Media Coordinator

Training

Students will be provided with a range of training opportunities. First, students will be required to attend a welcome training, which will cover the project and event planning, communication & interpersonal skills and health promotion Eligibility for UNSW Advantage principles.

Students volunteering as Learn to Swim program assistants will be provided with a brief training tailored to their role. This training will provide an overview of the Learn to Swim program, roles and responsibilities, and student expectations.

Students involved with nutrition and sustainability or sexual health related events will be provided with a training session specific to each topic, including cultural sensitivities around both topics. The training sessions will focus on giving students the tools and resources to engage in positive conversations with students, rather than just providing them with information.

Duration

1-year period - over 3 trimesters (e.g. T2 2019 - T1 2020 or T1 -T3 2020), 20-hour commitment, 2 hours per week.


Accreditation

Availability of activity

All year round

Type of activity

Student ambassadors

Provider of activity

DVCA Student Life/Hub

Interest area

Fundraising & events, Marketing, media & communications, Sport, outdoor & physical activities

Skills required and/or developed

Academic & scholarly skills, Cross-cultural & global citizenship, Event & project management, Interpersonal & communication, Leadership, Organisational & time management, Team work & networking


Contacts and more information

Provider

UNSW Health Promotions Unit, Student Life and Wellbeing

Contact

healthy@unsw.edu.au

For more information about co-curricular activities see UNSW Advantage.