UD students volunteer as Promoters of Wellness peer educators through Student Wellness and Health Promotion. POW peer educators present classroom programs, facilitate interactive kiosks, and partner with other groups for large-scale campus events.
Our mission is to promote lifelong wellbeing with interactive experiences that teach fun and easy ways to make healthy choices.
We educate students by using a Wellness Wheel model with 9 dimensions of wellness. Our education topics include all areas of wellness such as safer sex, substance use, positive body image, and stress management.
Why should I be a part of it?
POW is a great opportunity for students to make a difference on campus, connect with other wellness-minded students, and develop professional skills. Our peer education program is an excellent platform for students to take their ideas and translate them into action on campus!
Skills We Value:
- Graphic Design and Video Editing
- Public Speaking
- Event Planning and Marketing
- Creative Thinking and Problem Solving
- Advocacy and Team Building
- Thirst for Learning
Benefits of joining include:
- Gain Leadership Experience
- Improve Communication Skills
- Boost Self-Confidence
- Engage in Community Service
- Participate in Networking Opportunities
How do I join?
Fill out the application by clicking on the ‘APPLY NOW’ button below. You will need to sign in using your UD login information.
We are always accepting applications. Once accepted, you must complete formal training to become a POW peer educator. We require all peer educators to complete a minimum of 25 service hours per semester. Our average POW peer educator completes 75+ service hours per academic year!
APPLICATION DEADLINE: There is no deadline!* POW is always accepting applications from students interested in becoming a peer educator. *However, to attend mandatory training in November, you must complete your application before the third Sunday in October.
INTERVIEWING PROCESS: Applicants will be contacted by a representative of POW to schedule an interview, which will take place in October or April depending on when you apply. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status soon after their interviews, and those accepted to our peer education program must attend a 18 hours of in-person training during November to become an official POW peer educator.
Training for 2018 – 2019 will be: Tuesday, Nov. 6, Saturday, Nov. 10 and Sunday, Nov. 11 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm all three days.
TRAINING IS ESSENTIAL AND REQUIRED for becoming a peer educator. Attendance at training is MANDATORY, as training will focus on a variety of material including health and wellness information, presentation skills, the referral process and team building.
Note: There is an additional 3 hours of online training to be completed by February 5, 2019. This content can be accessed remotely from anywhere in the world. New peer eds are not required to be on campus to complete this portion of training.