Get Involved

The Student Health and Counseling Center wants YOUR help to build a healthier Fresno State. To learn more about opportunities to get involved and how to apply, click the links below.

Mental Health Screening Day Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for Mental Health Screening Day on Wednesday, March 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed to: support pre-event promotion efforts, day-of set up and clean up, greeting, scoring screening tools, data entry, and outreach. 

Interested students must sign-up by Sunday, March 10th. 

Peer Ambassadors of Wellness

The Peer Ambassadors of Wellness (PAW) program is responsible for promoting the health and wellness of our Fresno State students. 

PAW Volunteers: 

  • Develop and implement activities and presentations focused on a variety of topics, including: stress, anxiety, depression, nutrition, physical activity, alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, food security and basic needs. 
  • Serve as mentors to individuals with mild to moderate depression and/or anxiety through the Work it Out! program. 
  • Make a one-year commitment serving an average of 5 hours weekly throughout the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters.
  • Attend mandatory weekly meetings (1 hour) every Monday at 12:00 p.m.

All volunteers must maintain a 2.0 minimum semester GPA throughout the application process and 2019-20 academic year. 

Important Events Date
Applications Due Friday, March 29
Group Interviews Friday, April 5
Individual Interviews Week of April 8-12
Mandatory PAW Summer Training Week of August 12
Mandatory PAW Spring Training Week of January 13

To apply, submit your online application Friday, March 29

For questions contact Melissa Norris, Advisor to the PAW program at or 559.278.1023.

Student Health Advisory Committee 

The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) is responsible for representing student voice in issues related to health and wellness.

SHAC Members:

  • Serve on a committee made up of students, staff and faculty. 
  • Provide recommendations regarding the operation and services of the Student Health and Counseling Center. 
  • Assess the campus climate on health and wellness and provide feedback to administration. 
  • Make a one-year commitment serving an average of 3-5 hours monthly. 
  • Attend monthly meetings (based on member availability). 

Previous leadership experience is preferred. 

All volunteers must maintain a 2.0 minimum semester GPA throughout the application process and academic year. 

Recruitment for the 2019-20 academic year will begin in early April 2019.

For more information please contact Melissa Norris at or 559.278.1023.