Become a Peer Educator!

CARE Peer Educators are a select group of students who are dedicated to promoting educational programming and awareness about CARE to the Purdue community.  Peer Educators have the vital role of facilitating programming about sexual violence prevention and education to make this community safer for all members.

Why join?!? Here are 3 reasons:

  1. Résumé Builder...Everyone needs one!  Why not join a new student group, learn advanced presentation and facilitation skills, and gain valuable experience in public speaking.  Need we say more?
  2. Gain Leadership… Opportunities exist to gain experience in marketing, client outreach, as well as assessment development and evaluation. 
  3. Because you CARE….Pun intended.  We want students who believe we must talk about sexual violence in order to combat sexual violence.  What better place to start than here?

No experience necessary…

We recognize everyone has different knowledge levels about the subject area and potential comfort presenting to peers. Regardless of how you rate yourself, we want you to apply! We designed a two-section training program to address these concerns and teach about sexual violence.  You will complete both sections prior to facilitating your first workshop.

The first section is completed via Blackboard Learn at your own convenience, and involves approximately five hours of work.  This training introduces you to the topic of sexual violence using short readings, videos, and group discussions. The second portion involves an intensive, five-hour, on-campus session to introduce the workshop and teach you how to facilitate for student groups.  CARE staff will discuss challenging areas, offer facilitation tips, and answer questions and concerns.  By the end of the both trainings, you will feel comfortable and capable of facilitating this workshop.

Responsibilities:

  • To facilitate workshops to any organization requesting a CARE educational program
  • To positively and accurately share information about the resources and services available at CARE
  • To maintain active and productive membership by attending Peer Educator meetings, facilitating educational programs, and volunteering when needed

Requirements:

  • Complete the 5 hour self-paced, online training before the on-campus training
  • Attend the on-campus training on January 29th from 11:00am-4:30pm
  • Must be willing to commit to serve in this position for the entire semester
  • Facilitate at least four Sexual Violence 10100 programs per semester
  • Recruit one student group to register for a workshop

Peer Educators are selected through an application process. 

CARE will be recruiting Peer Educators early in the fall semester. If you are interested in applying, please email care@purdue.edu and we will contact you when the application becomes available. 

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