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Student Health and Counseling Center

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Help Build a Healthier Fresno State

The Student Health and Counseling Center has two teams of volunteers within our building: Peer Ambassadors of Wellness (PAWs) and Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC). To learn more about each of these programs, click the program titles below. 

To be notified of one-time volunteer opportunities or when applications become available for the PAW or SHAC teams, click here. You can also follow us on Instagram and Twitter @FSHealthCenter where we'll share more ways to get involved. 

For more information on volunteer opportunities, contact Melissa Norris at

Peer Ambassadors of Wellness (PAWs) are responsible for promoting the health and well-being of our Fresno State students. 

PAW Volunteers: 

  • Develop and implement activities and campaigns on a variety of topics, including: stress, anxiety, depression, nutrition, physical activity, food security and basic needs
  • Engage in conversations around health and wellness through the PAWdcast
  • Facilitate classroom presentations on stress management and other wellness topics
  • Support the semi-annual one-day Wellness Retreat
  • Use social media as a tool to promote health and wellness programming to your peers
  • Make a one-semester commitment serving an average of 3 hours weekly throughout the Fall 2024 semester.
  • Attend mandatory weekly meetings (1 hour) every Monday at Noon

All volunteers must maintain a 2.0 minimum semester GPA throughout the application process.

The application deadline for the Fall 2024 cohort has closed. We will begin recruiting for our Spring 2025 cohort in October of 2024.

The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) is responsible for representing student voice in issues related to health and wellness.

SHAC Members:

  • Provide recommendations to administration regarding the operations and services of the Student Health and Counseling Center (including Counseling, Medical and Wellness Services)
  • Assess campus climate and represent student voice on issues related to health and wellness
  • Serve alongside university staff, faculty and administration
  • Make a one-year commitment serving approximately 3 hours monthly
  • Attend monthly meetings on the first Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. 

 All volunteers must maintain a 2.0 minimum semester GPA throughout the application process and 2022-23 academic year. Previous leadership or advocacy experience is preferred

Apply by May 5, 2024