Tobacco Free Campus Advocacy Volunteer


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

9501 U.S. Highway 441Leesburg, FL 34788


About

Volunteer/ Internship Position (2)

The Tobacco Free Campus Advocacy Volunteer will support and promote a tobacco-free campus policy and systems change that impact tobacco related social norms among students, faculty, and staff at Lake Sumter State College. Students, faculty, and staff shall be educated on tobacco prevention, cessation, and the dangers of secondhand smoke (addressing cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, electronic cigarettes, and hookah), as well as the importance of adopting a tobacco free college campus policy. The college shall build or sustain organizational capacity through the development or maintenance of a campus tobacco-free task force to address tobacco related policies and activities throughout its campus.

Qualifications:

Volunteers must be self-motivated and passionate about tobacco cessation and prevention. Experience with advocacy and relationship building is desire, but not required. Some knowledge of tobacco regulation is desire, but not required. This position is great for students with an interest in public health or related areas.

Training:

Volunteer must complete a two-hour orientation/training.

Duties:

  • Recruitment activities to recruit students, faculty and staff representatives to the tobacco free campus task force.

  • The provider shall host quarterly meetings of a tobacco free campus task force that should include a variety of student, faculty, and staff representatives from service organizations, athletics, health related academic programs, campus health services, student government, and student housing. Also, the campus task force shall be comprised of community representatives including staff from the Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida’s State and Community Interventions program within Lake County and an Area Health Education Center (AHEC) representative. The provider shall hold quarterly meetings of the tobacco free campus task force during the months of September, November, February, and April.

  • Campus website postings and other online social media activities to promote prevention, cessation, and the dangers of secondhand smoke

  • In person meetings with agency leaders who have decision-making authority to inform and educate on benefits of tobacco prevention, cessation, and secondhand smoke education.

  • Interviews with decision makers or other key stakeholders to gather information on tobacco issues, information on college norms, and other issues important to adopting a tobacco free college campus.

  • Campus-wide events to engage students, faculty, and staff in efforts that promote the importance of adopting/enhancing college tobacco-free policies, or to promote existing college tobacco-free policies.

  • Campus-wide events to engage students, faculty, and staff in efforts that promote national tobacco control observances.

  • The provider shall promote the DOH Tobacco Free Florida (TFF) website ( www.tobaccofreeflorida.com) by adding or maintaining a link to the campus website.

  • The provider shall coordinate with the campus Student Wellness Center to provide cessation information on the Three Ways to Quit to students utilizing the Wellness Center.

    To Apply: Send your resume to Amarilys.OrtegaClaudio@flhealth.gov

    For more information, please contact Amarilys Ortega at (352) 483-7982. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter @LSSCTask

Skills

  • Research
  • People Skills
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Public Speaking
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18

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