SHAPE program

Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2019 semester.

About the program

The Student Health Ambassador and Peer Educator (SHAPE) Program is a student-led initiative to promote health and well-being to their peers. Support your peers to gain knowledge and skills to help them succeed in their academic careers and beyond!

Become a volunteer

As a SHAPE volunteer, you will have the opportunity to be part of a dynamic team of students. The program is supported by UVic Health Services and offers student volunteers experiential learning that is highly relevant to many health and wellness careers.


  • Diverse training opportunities & skill development 
  • Mentorship with Health Services staff
  • Create connections across campus and with the volunteer team
  • Contribute to student well-being
  • Build your CV with highly career-related experience 

For more information or to submit a volunteer application please email

SHAPE Volunteer Application


Did you know that physical activity can be a helpful tool to manage anxiety and depression?

As a volunteer with the FitConnect program, you will be paired with a student experiencing symptoms of mild to moderate depression and/or anxiety who have been referred by a UVic healthcare provider (Counsellor, Nurse, Physician etc.). Working together, you will help encourage them to meet their activity and self-care goals. You will meet with them to do physical activity and help them stick to their plan.

The Harm Reduction Centre aims to help students to make informed and safer choices around sex and substance use. The HRC is staffed by SHAPE volunteers. Volunteers are trained to provide accurate information and to distribute safer substance use and safer sex supplies. Volunteers can also connect visitors to further campus and community resources.


Monday to Friday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The HRC is located in the basement of Student Union Building in Room B002.

The ambassador team supports student well-being by planning events and activities, developing workshops, providing guidance and education, and connecting students to campus and community services. As a health promotion volunteer you will have opportunities to collaborate with partners across campus and be creative in developing initiatives with the SHAPE team.

SHAPE volunteers have hosted a wide variety of events including offering yoga, massage, healthy relationship workshops, de-stress events and nutrition videos.