Better health. One connection at a time.
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.
Health Leads needs you! 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 one school year
- Participate in an initial kickoff 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 look forward to having you do it with us.
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 real, 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. Click on a region below to read about their application process or contact the Health Leads office in your city.
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.