Wellbeing Ambassador Program

Wellbeing Ambassadors are motivated and passionate Deakin students who help to promote the importance of health and wellbeing to the University community.

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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 with and 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 Ambassadors are paid casual positions.

Current Wellbeing Ambassador Akand Chilukuri joined the program because he believes that a helping hand and non-judgemental support can make all the difference:

‘I know how little it takes to show you care and mean something to someone. I hope to give others that time and space to care for themselves and highlight the immense value every one holds within them.’

Maggie Murphy enjoys being a Wellbeing Ambassador because she loves helping students to get excited about looking after themselves and their friends:

‘I applied to be a Wellbeing Ambassador because I wanted to help students who were struggling to balance their health and wellbeing with being a student. There can be a lot of pressure around getting good marks and keeping up with coursework, and self-care can fall by the wayside for a lot of people.’

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’ll 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’ll 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 are now closed. Recruitment is usually conducted towards the end of each calendar year and is advertised via UniHub.

Have a question? Contact us at student.healthpromotion@deakin.edu.au

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