GHAP Prospective Volunteer Information Meeting
Become an HIV Test Counselor and Sexual Health Advocate at Columbia Health!
GHAP (The Gay Health Advocacy Project) offers HIV testing and counseling, STI education and referrals, and peer support around identity and sexual health concerns to EVERYONE at Columbia during weekday drop-in hours at Medical Services in John Jay Hall.
Students from all of Columbia's graduate, professional and undergraduate schools may apply and train to become Sexual Health Peer Advocates. During the training, you will be educated about HIV, STIs, LGBTQ health, and women’s health, as well as trained in peer counseling and education. Upon completion of training, advocates will sign up for a regular 1-3 hour shift each week as their schedule permits.
Students have found their work as Peer Advocates a uniquely rewarding and educational experience which has prepared them for taking sexual histories, motivational interviewing, and practicing patient education.
If you are looking for a worthwhile health advocacy experience – regardless of whether or not you identify as LGBTQ – consider applying to be a Peer Advocate at GHAP.
The annual GHAP Information / Recruitment Meeting will be on Monday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the CPS Conference Room in Lerner 8.** More details about training and time commitment will be shared, and you will fill out a brief application and sign up for an in-person interview.
Please contact Daniel Chiarilli (firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-854-6655) if you have any questions before then.
** Please note that the elevators will stop at the 7th floor of Lerner right at 6:55, and does not go all the way to the 8th floor. If you are running a bit late, you may take the staircase to the 8th floor. If you do not climb stairs, and know that you will be later than 7:00 p.m., contact Daniel (email@example.com or 212-854-6655).
Last updated September 15, 2014