Help promote positive body image in the UConn community!!
The Body Project is a collaboration between the Women’s Center and Student Health and Wellness. This interactive program provides a forum for open and inclusive dialogue for women and girls to confront unrealistic beauty ideals and engages in the development of healthy body image. The Body Project is a research-based program that has been shown to improve body satisfaction and acceptance among college students, and reduce risks for unhealthy eating behaviors, disordered eating and eating disorders.
We are currently accepting applications from UConn students interested in volunteering to be Peer Facilitators. Body Project Peer Facilitators work to promote positive body image in the UConn community through on-campus workshops and educational outreach, and will be trained to conduct the Body Project workshops.
NOTE: If you’ve had an eating disorder, please wait to apply until 2 years post-recovery so you can be fully ready!
- Attend two days of training on Friday, October 1 from 1pm to 5pm in person and virtually on Sunday, October 3 from 10am to 4pm.
- Attend all program meetings (TBD).
- Minimum of 2 Body Project workshops per semester.
- Be committed to the program and follow through with all scheduled workshops.
- Conduct outreach to student organizations, academic classes, resource centers, and campus departments in order to recruit students to participate in the workshops.
- Be aware of, and knowledgeable about, campus resources and services in order to provide appropriate referrals.
- Commit to volunteering minimally for fall 2021, spring 2022 and fall 2022.
- Peer Facilitators must commit at least one full academic year to the program. Therefore, we cannot accommodate for those traveling abroad.
The application deadline has been extended to 5pm on Friday, September 24th.