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Want to Get Involved?

​​​​​The Student Health and Well-Being cluster has a number of great opportunities for students to get involved. Whether you are interested in becoming a peer health educator or just volunteering for a special event, here are some ways that you can get involved and make a difference:

SHA Staff

Student Health Advocates

The Student Health Advocate (SHA) Program is a volunteer peer health education program at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). SHAs are an essential part of the Health Promotion Services team at UCSD Student Health Services where they are trained to educate other students about health issues and concerns through educational outreach programs on campus and in the community. The SHA Program is also a registered student organization on campus that has been twice voted "Most Outstanding Student Organization".

How To Get Involved: Visit the SHA website for more information.

CAPS Staff

CAPS Wellness Peer Educators

The CAPS Wellness Peer Educators are a small group of UCSD students who provide outreach and education to the University community on topics of mental health and well-being. The goal of the program is to educate fellow students about mental health and wellness, reduce stigma and spread awareness of Counseling and Psychological Services on campus. Wellness Peer Educators are trained in communication skills, assisting students in distress, workshop development, and a variety of wellness topics such as stress and time management, relaxation and mindfulness, financial wellness, and healthy relationships. The Wellness Peer Educators host a number of events throughout the year, including:

  • National Depression Screening Day
  • National Sleep Awareness Week "Sweet Dreams" Event
  • Spring Quarter "Stress Free Zone"

How To Get Involved: Visit the CAPS Wellness Peer Educator website for more information.

Zone Staff

The Zone

The Zone is staffed by student interns under the direction of The Zone Program Manager. The Zone offers yearly paid job opportunities for students looking to help promote health and well-being. Working at The Zone is a great way to give to the UCSD Community while having fun! Open intern positions are listed on Port Triton when available. 

How To Get Involved: For more information about job opportunities, email The Zone or call at (858) 534-5553.