Virginia Tech Hokie Wellness Champions are employee volunteers that are instrumental in supporting Hokie Wellness by promoting well-being programs to departments, colleagues, and friends on campus. Our goal is to create a group that represents our expansive and diverse Virginia Tech community.

Any Virginia Tech employee is invited to submit an application to become a Wellness Champion. Employees interested in becoming Champions must have a passion for wellness, be willing to volunteer their time and have approval and support from their supervisor.

The benefits of being a Wellness Champion include:

  • Embody Ut Prosim (That I May Serve) by serving as a leader of well-being initiatives within individual departments
  • Facilitate personal growth and development
  • Gain experience planning, creating, and implementing well-being initiatives within individual departments
  • Gain knowledge and build community through collaboration with other Wellness Champion
  • Receive professional training, assistance, and support from the Hokie Wellness team to include a yearly one-on-one planning session
  • Opportunity to apply for wellness program funding for individual departments
  • Receive advance news related to Hokie Wellness events and activities

Wellness Champions will be required to:

  • Commit 2-3 hours per month to promoting well-being to their respective departments as well as promoting Hokie Wellness programs.
  • Present a wellness topic at staff or team meetings a minimum of once a month.
  • Maintain a monthly log of activities.
  • Volunteer at two Hokie Wellness events quarterly.
  • Obtain supervisor approval and support.

Applications will be available Oct. 15 - 31. The applications will be reviewed in November and Champions will be notified in December.

For more information, contact Hokie Wellness at hokiewellness@vt.edu or by calling 540-231-8878.