Student Volunteer Opportunities

2016–2017 Peer Educators

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. Students apply in the spring to be considered for PEP for the coming academic year. SAB is instituting a new process of selecting members for 2017–2018; instead of accepting applications, potential members will be nominated 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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What Is the CAPS Student Advisory Board?

Founded in 2013, the CAPS Student Advisory Board (SAB) is made up of a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students who advise CAPS on matters of mental health services and serve as liaisons to various departments, organizations, and communities at UCSC. The primary focus of SAB is for its board members to give feedback and updates to CAPS from the students they represent and to provide updates on CAPS (e.g., new services, events, policies) to their department, organization, or community or to the student body as a whole. SAB members may sometimes participate in staff searches when CAPS hires new staff and help publicize CAPS events and services. We value the board's input and work hard to implement their suggestions and consider their feedback.

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