Well-being Ambassadors inspire individuals to flourish through connection and education. They meet individually with students in peer listening sessions and provide group education through outreach presentations and events.
Students who want to connect with a supportive peer to enhance their well-being should schedule a peer listening session with a well-being ambassador. The ambassador will help them figure out what they want and need at this phase of their life. Well-being Ambassadors are trained to serve a variety of students as they transition into college from high school, meet the challenges throughout their college career and transition out of college to career.Request an Appointment Become a Well-being Ambassador
Meet With a Well-being Ambassador
Well-being Ambassadors have been trained to help students build resilience through techniques like practicing gratitude, cultivating self-compassion, taking in the good, and more. Well-being Ambassadors help other students focus on strengths and use the 10 Dimensions of Well-being model as a framework for generating goals.
Well-being ambassadors each have their own personal helping philosophy. Here are two representative examples:
“I hope to use my strength-building and goal-setting skills and provide students as much support as possible . . . to make the most out of student interactions to help them feel more confident and motivated."
“I'll follow the idea of speaking your dreams into reality. I want to help students recognize a big goal they want to achieve or something they want to fix and turn them into smaller, workable steps.”
Well-being Ambassadors look forward to meeting with you and helping you develop the life you want!
In a world full of distractions and with people so focused on individual success, many forget the importance of mental health and the significance of relationships. Through the reevaluation of priorities, one-on-one conversations aim to remind students that there is always someone who cares for them and is ready and able to talk.
|Counseling is a service that supports college students by providing effective treatment for mental health concerns.||One-on-one Conversations with a Well-being Ambassador is a service that supports college students by enhancing holistic well-being, health, and success through empowering conversations about strengths and goals.|
|Counseling center staff are licensed mental health professionals.||Well-being ambassadors are graduate and undergraduate students who have participated in semester-long training as well-being ambassadors.|
|Counseling staff collect information about you and your concerns and work with you to decide how to best address them. Counseling staff will come alongside you on your journey toward resolving or managing these concerns.||Ambassadors believe you are the expert in what you need, and help you identify and trust your distinctive voice so that you can make decisions that are most appropriate for your preferred outcomes.|
Become a Well-being Ambassador
If you’re interested in becoming a Well-being Ambassador, complete our online volunteer application. All undergraduate, graduate, and professional students are eligible.
Benefits of being a Well-being Ambassador
- Improve your own well-being
- Develop your communication and listening skills
- Enhance the culture of well-being on campus
- Meet one-on-one with students
- Support students through the conversation process
- Direct students to campus and community resources, as needed
- Attend weekly meetings with other ambassadors and staff
- Two-semester commitment to volunteer a minimum of 3 hours each week
- GPA of 2.5 or greater
- Strong communication skills, and a passion for educating and helping others
- Applicants must be able to attend the fall semester training and ongoing weekly training
- Previous experience is not necessary