Volunteer with Health Leads

Passionate, self-aware, skilled and dedicated, the college students who volunteer as Health Leads Advocates are at the core of our program. They make Health Leads work.

What You Give

As a Health Leads Advocate, you’ll bring commitment, creativity, tenacity, and humility to your work with families.

And, as a member of the volunteer community on your campus, you will continuously reflect on your work with families and your own leadership development to make real change in healthcare.

You can apply to work with us if you are a student at one of our partner universities. Health Leads Advocates:

  • Dedicate at least eight hours each week to Health Leads (the required number of hours is higher in some cities)
  • Commit to working with us for at least two semesters
  • Participate in an comprehensive two-day training
  • As part of your eight hours, attend weekly reflection and follow-up sessions for continued training and professional development opportunities
  • Join your fellow Advocates, faculty, clinic and community members for events and activities on campus

What You Get

As a Health Leads Advocate, you will learn about your community and the ways that different programs and resources impact poverty — and how they affect a person’s health.

You will be rigorously trained and coached to offer the best possible service to clients and our clinic communities.

It is an exciting time to be a part of healthcare in America. America is poised for a transformation in healthcare, and Health Leads is catalyzing change for better health. We want you to be a part of that change.

Apply to be a Health Leads Advocate

As an applicant, you will go through a rigorous and competitive application and interview process. Once you join us, you’ll receive extensive training before starting your work and meaningful support throughout your Health Leads experience.

If you are a student at one of our university partners and have an interest in poverty and health, you are eligible to apply to be a Health Leads Advocate. Contact Health Leads in your city to learn more.

The Role of College Students

Health Leads’ model is unique in leveraging college students to connect patients with the basic resources they need to be healthy. We mobilize students to serve as Health Leads Advocates by training them to deliver reliable, high-quality services for patients.

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