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The Office of Health Promotion provides education, outreach and advocacy to enhance the health of all students. We are looking for students who have a passion for advocacy and bettering the campus community. Peer Advocates have a unique opportunity to be a part of change on Montclair State University’s campus. It is an outlet for students to use their creativity, passions and interests in order to better the campus as a whole.

What Do Peer Advocates Do?

Peer Advocates are student volunteers for the Office of Health Promotion. Peer Advocates provide outreach, educational prevention programming and a person to talk to on a variety of health and social justice issues such as: stress reduction, body image, alcohol and other drugs, safer sex, sleep, women’s empowerment, nutrition, diversity and cold/flu prevention, just to name a few. The possibilities are as diverse as our volunteers!

Who Can Apply?

We accept applications from every student currently enrolled at Montclair State University! We welcome students from any major or discipline to apply for these volunteer positions.

Please Note: Students selected as Peer Advocates must complete the entirety of our mandatory training on the following dates:

  • Saturday, September 14, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 15, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m
  • Sunday, September 29, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

How Can I Apply?

Fill out our application! The application closes Wednesday, July 31 or until interview dates have been filled. Due to the overwhelming responses in past years, it is recommended that you fill out your application right away!

What Is The Process?

Fill out our application. You will be contacted via email to set up an interview date.

Interviews will take place:

  • Monday, August 19 through Thursday, August 22
  • Tuesday, September 3 through Thursday, September 5


For more information regarding the Peer Advocacy Program, including volunteer requirements, please visit our Health Promotion Peer Advocate FAQ web page or email