Current Students

Fit for Study Peer Education Program

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"Fit for Study is flexible so that you can fit it around study, work and other commitments. The training and professional development opportunities have also been really useful".

"It is so rewarding to know that just a small amount of my time has had a positive impact on others around me".

"The Fit for Study program is very easy-going and an enjoyable way to contribute to the UWA communities. The activities are interesting and you also get to learn a lot whilst implementing them".

Fit for Study Peer Educators

Fit for Study Peer Education Program LogoPeer Educators are vital members of the Health Promotion team. We recognise and value the reciprocal nature of the relationship between our organisation and individual volunteers. 

At the HPU, we are committed to providing a volunteer program which supports our work while meeting the expectations and needs of our individual volunteers. Our Peer Educators deliver health education in a student-friendly way and keep our programs relevant to the student body. 


Why should I volunteer with the Health Promotion Unit? 

Whether you want to put your University skills into practice, or just want to try your hand at something new, by volunteering at the HPU you will gain first hand experience working on health promotion projects and programs.

By being a Fit for Study Peer Educator, you will gain:

  • knowledge and skills in health promotion
  • opportunities to network and meet new friends
  • work experience that could give you the edge when competing in the job market
  • a record of your volunteer contributions on your academic transcript (current UWA students only)
  • satisfaction that your work has contributed to the overall health of UWA students

How much time do I have to contribute?

How often you wish to volunteer is up to you. You can commit to volunteering on an ongoing basis or participate in one-off activities and events on and around campus throughout the year.

Will I get training?

Yes! Our volunteers are provided with training and support to ensure they have the knowledge and skills to contribute to Fit for Study projects.

What will I be doing?

As a Fit for Study Peer Educator, you can work on any of our projects, depending on your interests and how much time you have to contribute.

We run outreach events on campus and at the residential colleges including:

  • O'Day Festival
  • Pit Stop health assessments
  • Think Drink Extravaganza evenings
  • Brief Alcohol Intervention sessions
  • SHARE Peer Education activities 

You can also choose to work in our office on projects such as:

  • website development
  • social media
  • creation and proofing of print media
  • planning and evaluation of health promotion programs

How do I get involved?

Take your first step and register online as a Fit for Study volunteer or call (+61 8) 6488 3173. One of our friendly staff will then meet with you to discuss volunteering opportunities based on your interests and availability.