Wellbeing Volunteers

Wellbeing Volunteers help organise and deliver a range of health and wellbeing campaigns for the Students' Association throughout the year.

Opportunity to develop the following Common Good Attributes
Active and global citizenship
Responsible leadership
What’s involved?
Wellbeing volunteers are GCU students who give up some of their time to help organise and deliver wellbeing campaigns for fellow students. The role includes attending evening awareness sessions and helping out on campaign days by giving out information from the campaign stalls. On some occasions it might also involve asking students to complete a questionnaire, survey or engage them in a quiz, depending on the topic. Wellbeing volunteers attend an induction session delivered by GCU Students’ Association. They then receive personal development training on particular health and wellbeing topics which will be covered in six campaigns which take place throughout the year.
How will participating in this activity/opportunity allow students to make a positive difference to the communities that we serve?
The GCU community benefits from this activity. Becoming a wellbeing volunteer raises the confidence of our students by allowing them to participate in personal development sessions. It can also directly benefit students in particular courses, such as health based degree subjects.
What are the benefits of taking part in this activity/opportunity for participating students?
Being a wellbeing volunteer leads to students gaining knowledge, and confidence. Student volunteers learn and develop skills that are essential for graduates in any degree. There is also a social aspect – volunteers are able to meet and network with students from other areas of the university. Wellbeing volunteers also tend to go on to take part in further voluntary work. At the end of the year, all wellbeing volunteers are invited to a celebration event and are encouraged to join our flagship Student Leaders Programme.
Which School or department delivers/ supports this activity?
Students’ Association
Which students can participate in this activity?
All students. Get involved by visiting the Students’ Association building or looking at their website.
Role: Student Adviser
Department/School: Students’ Association
Telephone: 0141 331 8687