Wellbeing ambassadors are motivated and passionate Deakin students who help to promote the importance of health and wellbeing to the University community.
What wellbeing ambassadors do
Wellbeing Ambassadors are actively involved in Deakin’s health and wellbeing programs, including:
- promoting mental wellbeing, physical activity, healthy eating and sexual health
- helping students understand how and where to access Deakin’s health and wellbeing programs and services
- co-creating, co-designing and helping to deliver health promotion programs and activities
- supporting student engagement in health promotion programs and activities.
Wellbeing ambassadors are empowered to influence what Deakin does for students, including the opportunity to lead and run programs.
Why you should become a wellbeing ambassador
Joining our wellbeing ambassador program will give you the chance to:
- Gain new practical skills.
- Undertake professional development and training.
- Make new friends and work collaboratively as part of a passionate and fun team.
- Have a positive impact on students, especially new students starting at Deakin.
Wellbeing ambassador roles are paid casual positions open to all continuing Deakin students.
Here's what our current ambassadors have to say about the program
Whenever, I feel down or am not in the right headspace, I tend to lean on my supportive system for comforting words and a reassuring smile. The Wellbeing ambassador program allows me to be this supportive system for others letting me pay forward the support I received in my time of need. Moreover, being an international student coming from a culture where there is a considerable lack of importance given to mental health and wellbeing, I am able to better educate the people from my community on the importance of addressing wellbeing on a regular basis.
I am a proud Wellbeing Ambassador. I get to engage with students on a daily basis, help them navigate their student life with ease and the skills I learnt from this role shaped me into a more inclusive, empathetic and welcoming human being.
Who’s eligible and how to apply
Wellbeing ambassadors are current Deakin students who have completed a minimum of eight units of study and have at least two trimesters still to complete. You will be in the role for a minimum of 12 months.
All successful applicants must attend compulsory training and have a valid employee Working with Children Check.
You will also need to:
- Demonstrate an interest in health promotion, prevention and public health.
- Have a strong awareness of Deakin’s health and wellbeing services.
- Be passionate about championing student health and wellbeing.
Applications for 2023 Wellbeing Ambassadors are now closed.