For those interested in creating community change and becoming health champions, we are currently inviting adult individuals who are interested in volunteering in New Hampshire to the Spring Session 2023 of the Master Wellness Volunteer Program. Through this unique program, volunteers connect with others as they build toolboxes for impacting individual and community health factors, environments and systems. Topics covered include nutrition, physical activity, disease prevention, health equity and public speaking skills.
The volunteers will gain benefits like an increased knowledge and understanding of research based health issues and health education strategies and will build skills for their own personal and professional growth. They will provide a rewarding service to their own communities where they can make a direct impact to increase health and well-being in their surroundings. As Master Wellness Volunteers they will have support from UNH Extension such as materials, resources, and educational opportunities to continue to grow as a volunteer.
The program is online and free of charge, and volunteers will undergo a standard background screening before admission. Volunteers who complete the Master Wellness Volunteer Training successfully will return to their communities to give back 40 hours of community work in their first year after graduating from the program.
The Master Wellness Volunteer program will require a total of 30 - 40 hours to complete: After 20 hours of core training, volunteers will branch out into their 10 -20 hours of specialized pathway training that they can choose to participate in.
Core Training will be a six week virtual session on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 - 7:15 PM. Dates: 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14/ 3/21, and 3/28. - Apply here by January 31 to participate in the Master Wellness Volunteer Program.
Specialized pathway training will be held in April and May, with dates and times to be determined.
Specialized pathway training sessions will focus on one of the following topics (click to access more information):
Interested in this exciting volunteer program?