Student Health and Counseling Center
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peer Ambassadors of Wellness (PAWs) are responsible for promoting the health and well-being of our Fresno State students.
- 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
- Serve as coaches and mentors to individuals participating in our 360 Wellness Challenge.
- 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 Spring 2024 semester.
- Attend mandatory weekly meetings (1 hour) every Monday at 12:00 p.m.
All volunteers must maintain a 2.0 minimum semester GPA throughout the application process.
The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) is responsible for representing student voice in issues related to health and wellness.
- 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 and support special project initiatives
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.