Johns Hopkins HEAT Corps
Interested in developing your health education skills? Join the JH HEAT Corps!
Are you interested in developing your health education skills while empowering young people to make informed decisions around their health? Then join the JH HEAT Corps!
Johns Hopkins Health Education and Training Corps (HEAT Corps) seeks Johns Hopkins volunteers to be trained and supported to provide health education and training regarding COVID-19, E-cigarettes and Vaping, and Mental Health and Wellness to youth. The program is taught through virtual platforms with schools and non-profit organizations throughout the United States, in other countries, and with a particular focus on Baltimore City Public Schools.
JH HEAT Corps 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, Vaping & Mental Health. Volunteers will receive training and guidance from a team of Johns Hopkins faculty and staff. Through the HEAT Corps curriculum, volunteers will discuss current COVID-19 science and ways to help communities combat COVID-19, reduce the use of e-cigarettes and vaping, and prioritize Mental Health. Volunteers will be trained in public health knowledge, and teaching K-12 students about their roles in public health. Our trained HEAT Corps volunteers will play a pivotal role in disseminating public health information through learning top-tier medical information on the COVID-19 pandemic, Vaping, and Mental Health!
JH HEAT Corps Volunteer Expectations
- Completion of online training module (approximately 1 hour of content per topic)
- Participation in one, 2-hour live training sessions via Zoom (one session per topic)
- 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 4-8 hours per month as a volunteer, with a minimum commitment to the Fall 2023 semester and option to continue
- Responding in a timely manner to scheduling requests
- Reporting all volunteer hours, activities and program evaluations through the Hopkins Engage system
- Using the Hopkins Engage system for session registrations
- Adding a PROFILE PICTURE to your Hopkins Engage system, if selected as a JH HEAT Corps Volunteer
- Commitment to on-going communication and feedback, as we work together to expand the JH HEAT Corps Program