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Get Involved in Well-being

Volunteer Application
Student participate in the Hi, How Are You? event outside the Nebraska Union.

Big Red Resilience and Well-being (BRRWB) is supported by nearly 100 student volunteers who assist peers in a variety of topic areas. Volunteers come from all majors, backgrounds and cultures. We seek talented, enthusiastic students to join our team to support Nebraska students.

Update! After careful consideration we are no longer calling our one-on-one appointments with students, well-being coaching appointments. Our volunteers who offer coaching are part of the Well-being Ambassador team. We will refer to well-being coaching as one-on-one discussions that center on well-being and mental health. These conversations provide resources to enhance student resilience and help huskers keep growing.

Volunteer Opportunities

Well-being Ambassadors
Two students talk one-on-one

You’ll facilitate conversations about mental health and well-being with peers and use strategies that promote well-being. Through conversations, you’ll help students learn about their own well-being and break down falsehoods about getting help. Well-being Ambassadors also deliver presentations and promote the work of BRRWB through outreach events.

Financial Well-being Ambassadors
Student plays a game that simulates practicing financial management

You’ll meet one-on-one with students to discuss financial concerns and help students meet financial goals by providing education to strengthen financial well-being and reduce money stress.

REACH Trainers
Hunter presents to group of students participating in suicide prevention training

You’ll advocate for the work of the REACH© Suicide Prevention Program and help further our mission of creating a campus culture of care. REACH Trainers facilitate REACH trainings to groups of UNL students, staff and faculty. You’ll receive comprehensive training and ongoing support throughout the year to become a campus leader in suicide prevention.

Husker Pantry Volunteers
A student restocks the Husker Pantry shelves

You’ll staff the pantry, speak to campus groups about pantry services, and assist with pantry events throughout the year.

Huskers Keep Growing Contributors
Apoorva a student who contributed to the Huskers Keep Growing campaign

Share your stories of personal struggle and how campus resources have made a positive impact in your life and made you feel more connected to the campus community. Stories will contribute to the Huskers Keep Growing Campaign. Your sharing may help encourage other students to seek resources and help.


You’ll enjoy a semester-long professional development experience that centers on promotion, program development, administration and research/assessment. Our interns develop their skills outside the classroom, learn transferable skills and develop new and innovative ideas. Internships are available but not limited to working with suicide prevention, alcohol and other drug prevention, the Huskers Keep Growing campaign and well-being outreach.

Applications for the 2024–25 academic year will open February 1, 2023.

I would recommend this position—and all other BRRWB positions—to every student who sees a need for well-being support on campus and has a desire to have their hand in change. The role is fulfilling and energizing.

Sarah Qualsett, Well-being Ambassador

I continue to train people in REACH because I believe that the best path to suicide prevention resources is the person next to you in class, or your roommate, or your friend.

Hunter Godina, Undergrad REACH Trainer

This internship has given me the chance to work on projects that I am really passionate about and get lots of valuable experience working as a team while also learning from great mentors.

Lexi Smith, Special Projects Intern