SIHA Local Volunteer Application Form


INTRODUCTION

Thank you for your interest in becoming a part of the Students’ International Health Association 2016-2017 Local Team. This package is designed to give you an opportunity to showcase your interests, goals and credentials in campaigning for your candidacy as a SIHA Local volunteer.

For more information, you can attend the information sessions on Sept. 7, 15 and 21, 2016, 5:30PM, CAB235.


OVERVIEW OF THE APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Please complete the following application form by by filling out the questions as accurately and carefully as possible. Note that incomplete or improperly filled out applications may be disqualified.

• Once SIHA has reviewed all applications, successful applicants will begin a two-step interview process consisting of a group interview and Personal interviews which will take place the following week.
• Questions can be directed to siha@ualberta.ca


OVERVIEW OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE:

1. SIHA Peer Health Educators
Peer Health Educators will facilitate classroom presentations in public schools within the Greater Edmonton Area and Northern Alberta, providing education to youth on several different curricula, such as:

Sexual Health: A non-biased and non-judgmental presentation
on sexual expression and safety with a focus on STIs and HIV
Healthy Lifestyles: Debunking common health myths,
this presentation covers topics such as nutrition, physical
health and body image.
Tobacco Abuse: This presentation examines the personal,
social and global effects of tobacco use and touches on
tobacco dependence and addiction.

All peer health educators must be trained for a curriculum before they are able to present in a classroom setting. (Training sessions are provided by local health professionals and experienced SIHA Peer Health Educators.) For successful candidates, the volunteer coordinator will be contacting you with more information on training dates, times and locations. Training will begin in October 2016, and classroom presentations will then start sometime between November 2016 – January 2017, continuing until June 2017.

2. SIHA Outreach Ambassadors
SIHA’s Outreach Ambassador program has been gaining momentum over the past couple years due to the dedication, passion and creativity of our past Outreach teams. The Outreach program is extremely hands on and comprised of a small group of people whose ultimate goal is to not only educate, but also promote harm reduction through action and community involvement. This past year our outreach ambassadors organized an STI/HIV Testing Fair in SUB, and a project involving Condom Dispensers, which are now available on campus. This branch of SIHA Local has an incredible amount of potential and is unique in that the volunteers themselves have a large amount of input and responsibility regarding the kinds of health initiatives that are explored each year.

3. Rural Projects:
Rural project team members will be trained alongside SIHA's peer health educators and will complete a handful of local presentations in order to gain experience in a classroom setting. The selected Rural team's main focus will be to implement public health initiatives and provide culturally-tailored health presentations in rural Alberta communities. This past year, SIHA’s Rural volunteers spent a week in Lac La Biche, High Prairie and Wabasca/Desmarais working alongside local educators to provide students with appropriate health information and skills.

Please note that Rural Projects Volunteers will be considered conditionally accepted until they have completed Peer Health Education training, and must complete at least 1 of each presentation in the Edmonton area.


FILLING OUT AND SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION FORM

Complete the following application form by filling out the questions as accurately and carefully as possible. Note that incomplete or improperly filled out applications may be disqualified.

The soft deadline to submit your complete application is Friday, September 9, 2016 at 11:59 PM. The final day for submission is September 23, 2016. You will know if you have been accepted for a group interview on the 12th if you apply by the 9th, and by 8am on the 24th if they apply before the 23rd at 3pm.

Thank you for your interest in the Students' International Health Association.

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