Provide health information and prevention services to the South Asian population.
The South Asian Health Institute’s (SAHI) goal is to improve the health and health outcomes of the South Asian population. SAHI values culture through innovative, evidence based care and empowers the South Asian population to make healthier decisions.
SEHAT, which is part of SAHI, is a new community-based program in partnership with South Asian places of worship and community champions to improve the health and wellness of the South Asian population.
Applications will be accepted during the months of February and July only.
As a SEHAT Wellness Ambassador, you will talk to our South Asian population about health information and prevention services. This program is offered at select temples, gurdwaras and mosques in Abbotsford, Burnaby, New Westminster and Surrey.
Volunteers must meet the following requirements to be a successful candidate:
- Minimum age: 18 years of age
- Minimum commitment: 6 months or 24 hours (4 hours per month)
- Ability to understand and be understood in English, Punjabi, Hindi and/or Urdu
- Ability to engage respectfully with a diverse population
- Ability to maintain confidentiality and set appropriate boundaries
- Effective communication and interpersonal skills
- Interest in health and wellness and willingness to learn about important issues
- Health background considered an asset but not mandatory
- Step 1 Application: Complete the application form
- Step 2 Interview: Only candidates who qualify for available positions will be contacted for an initial interview
- Step 3 Screening: Criminal record check and two references will be required
- Step 4 Orientation: Attend a volunteer orientation session
- Step 5 Placement: Training and placement following orientation