P2P Mental Health Ambassadors

Thanks for your interest; applications for the 2022-23 Academic Year are now closed.

The Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Mental Health Ambassador program provides students with an opportunity to lead student success groups, host 1:1 peer support sessions, and gain valuable program coordination experience.  Funding for these positions is limited and applications are competitive. We encourage you to participate in Success Inc this semester to get a good idea of what to expect.

We recruit the semester prior to hire. Our next recruitment cycle will begin April 1, 2023.

The P2P team runs the weekly Success Inc gathering (online), hosts 1:1 online Peer-to-Peer Support Sessions via Zoom or Chat, develops social media marketing material and presentations, and visits classrooms and clubs to promote our programs.

Selected applicants must enroll in HUSV 510A/B Mental Health Ambassador Training I/II. These courses are non-credit/no-fee and mostly online.  This is an excellent experience for many UC and CSU program applications. There is a 20/hour per week commitment, and these positions are paid at Berkeley minimum wage: $16.32/hour. Selected applicants must be available online for the following:

  • Mondays 3-5p
  • Wednesdays 5-7p
  • Fridays 11:30a-1:20p
  • Remaining 14/week are flexible
Mental Health Ambassadors Application Process
  1. If possible, sign up to participate in Success Inc this semester.
  2. Complete the Mental Health Ambassador Application. First round of Acceptance notifications will be made by May 1, 2023.
  3. If selected, begin your onboarding process immediately.
  4. Enroll in HUSV 510A/B Mental Health Ambassador Training I/II for Summer 23 semester.
  5.  Paid training and work hours begin Fall 2023.

NOTE: There is a short essay at the end of the application. You may want to think about it before starting. The prompt is: In 500 words or less, please tell us about yourself, what you hope to bring to this role, and what you hope to take away from this role.

If you have any questions about this program, email Melina Winterton: mwinterton@peralta.edu. Melina holds community office hours on Tuesdays at 3:30p or can set up another time to chat online that is convenient for you.