Student Volunteer Opportunities

CAPS offers two unique opportunities for students to get involved as volunteers: our Peer Education Program (PEP) and our Student Advisory Board (SAB). Both are year-long commitments, and each has a different focus and entails different activities and duties. For PEP, students apply in the spring to be considered for the coming academic year. SAB has been on hiatus in 2018–2019, but we hope to restart it in the future through nominations by University staff.

What Is the CAPS Peer Education Program?

Founded in 2013, the mission of the CAPS Peer Education Program (PEP) is to increase awareness and reduce stigma around mental health issues and treatment, with a primary focus on facilitating educational workshops and outreach to the UCSC student community.  Our talented and diverse team of undergraduate Peer Educators are trained in a variety of topics to help them succeed in their role.  CAPS is proud of our Peers' valuable contributions to the mental health and well-being of our campus.  

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