Get Involved

Support Your Wellness: Get Involved


If you care about wellness, and want to help your peers achieve it, there are many ways to get involved at UCR! The bonus is that helping others helps your wellness, too.

Be a Peer Mentor

Help out at R’Pantry

R’Pantry is space where UCR students can get free emergency food and personal care items. Help out by donating items, volunteer to sort and distribute food, or participate in the Basic Needs and Food Insecurity workgroup. Connect with R’Pantry at or

Cultivate Wellness at R’Garden

You can grow food, attend seminars and even intern at R’Garden. Its 3 acres on campus are home to a community garden, a Valencia orchard, a greenhouse and more. R'Garden is a base for student-led projects, service learning and hands-on garden education for UCR and the Riverside community, including the Cultivate R'Space student collective. Connect with the group on HighlanderLink to learn more.

Train to Be a Fitness Instructor

You can train to teach fitness classes at the Student Recreation Center (SRC). Learn how to choreograph, cue and lead all types of group fitness classes safely and effectively. Learn more and sign up now.

Become an Outdoor Excursions (OE) Trip Leader

Lead your peers on snowboarding, kayaking, scuba diving, camping and climbing adventures by training to be an OE trip leader. Learn more and sign up now.  

Volunteer for the Campus Safety Escort Service

Help your peers stay safe when crossing campus alone and/or after dark — volunteer for the Campus Safety Escort Service. Learn more and apply now.

Join a Club

Browse and connect with health-and-wellness-related student organizations through HighlanderLink. There are campus clubs for everything from recovery and fitness, to dance and meditation. You can even start your own club! Connect with Student Life for help with starting a new campus club.

Donate Blood

Connect with American Red Cross at UCR to donate blood during its next campus blood drive.

Find Service Opportunities on Campus and in the Community

Taking advantage of community service opportunities helps you make a positive impact in the world, gain valuable skills and build your professional network. You could even earn academic credit for your service work! Learn more and discover service opportunities, including at the annual Highlander Day of Service.

Work to Create a Healthier Campus

Serve on one of the nine subcommittees of the Healthy Campus Initiative to support the health and well-being of the campus community. Learn more and apply now.

Serve on the Recreation Facilities Governing Board

Volunteer to be one of the nine student members of the board that oversees Recreation operational policies, represents student concerns, and approves the annual budget and facility usage fees. Learn more and apply now.

Serve on the Health and Psychological Student Services Advisory Committee (HAPSS-AC)

Volunteer to represent student concerns to Student Health Services, Counseling and Psychological Services and Student Affairs Case Management. Learn more about the committee.