Johns Hopkins HEAT Corps
Teach COVID-19 Curriculum to Youth through JH HEAT Corps
Johns Hopkins HEAT (Health Education And Training) Corps seeks Johns Hopkins volunteers to be trained and supported to provide health education and training regarding COVID-19 to youth. The program is currently being taught through virtual platforms with schools and non-profit organizations throughout the United States, with a current focus on Baltimore City Public Schools.
JH HEAT is a unique opportunity for Hopkins volunteers to develop their own health education and teaching skills, while simultaneously supporting youth in their understanding of COVID-19. The HEAT Corps will discuss how youth can make a difference by modeling social distancing, handwashing, and mask wearing. Through a series of 30-minute sessions – using both live “virtual” teaching or recorded presentations – the HEAT Corps aims to heighten K-12 student awareness about the science of COVID-19 and the public health response.
Additional benefits of the program include:
- increased engagement between K-12 youth and health care professionals
- development of a pipeline of health educators from diverse backgrounds
- implementation of a “teach the teacher” model of health education that can be scaled locally and/or nationally
Volunteers will receive training and guidance from a team of Johns Hopkins faculty and staff. We invite volunteers to become a part of an exciting national initiative!
JH HEAT Corps Volunteer Expectations
- Completion of online training modules (approximately 1 hour of content)
- Participation in two separate 2-hour live training sessions (4 hours of live sessions)
- Session 1 - Content Review
- Session 2 - Role Play
- Completion of JH Child Safety Policy training (approximately 30 minutes)
- Providing the JH HEAT Corps team with your regular availability for teaching courses
- Dedicating a minimum of 8-10 hours per month as a volunteer
- Responding in a timely manner to scheduling requests
- Reporting all volunteer hours and activities
- Participation in program evaluations
- Commitment to on-going communication and feedback, as we work together to expand the JH HEAT Corps Program
The application cycle for Spring 2021 volunteers has now closed
Additional opportunities to apply will be announced at a later time.