THERE ARE A VARIETY OF WAYS TO GET INVOLVED!

BECOME A PEER FACILITATOR 

We are looking for peer facilitators for a vibrant and passionate group on campus designed to help all students establish and maintain a positive body image and prevent eating disorders. The Body-Peace Corps facilitators go into residence halls, sororities, and other campus groups and student organizations and lead a powerful interactive discussion around body image and the costs of pursuing an impossible beauty ideal. Facilitators are on the front one of changing the dialogue that is taking place on our campus regarding the destructive behaviors and attitudes that exist around body size, discrimination, and what it means to create a community that is inclusive of everyone!

This is the perfect opportunity if you are...

  • Passionate about changing the campus culture around body image.
  • Wanting to make a different in the lives of other students on campus.
  • Interested in learning valuable group facilitation skills.
  • Studying psychology, social work, medicine, education, communications, community action and social change (CASC), and public health.
What is the program commitment?

Peer facilitators are expected to attend a training retreat, and then, along with your team, facilitate at least one workshop per month, and attend monthly meetings. Facilitators are asked to make a one-year commitment. This is an unpaid, volunteer opportunity and it is a great resume builder. No prior peer counseling or group facilitation experience is required. You can download the application at the bottom of this page.

BECOME A GENERAL MEMBER

If you do not have time or energy to become a peer facilitator, there are many other ways to bring your talents and passions to the group.

Throughout the year, we have ongoing projects and events and we can always use more help with:

  • Planning speaker events, movie screenings, and performances
  • Our annual production of the Body Monologues
  • Eating Disorder Awareness Week events
  • Campus and high school outreach
  • Art and poster projects
  • Speakers Bureau
  • Video production and web design
  • Service opportunities
  • And MORE....

Anyone is welcome to be a member. Check out our 'events' page for meeting days and times. 


QUESTIONS?

Please email bodypeacecorps@umich.edu. We are grateful for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you.


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