Student Wellness Awareness Network

Douglas College is more than just a college. We are a community that cares and wants students and employees to feel safe, respected, happy, and healthy. The Student Wellness Awareness Network is here to help spread health education and information so these words can translate into action. We hope more students feel connected, supported, and successful as a whole student community moving forward.

The Student Wellness Awareness Network (S.W.A.N.) is a team comprised of student staff and student volunteers who are keen to spread health and wellness education to their peers, helping to foster healthy lifestyles. The group uses a variety of fun and innovative strategies to promote health on campus. These include college-wide outreach events, workshops, campaigns, interactive tabling, and much more. Peer-to-peer support can be an effective way to help work through challenges, relay important messages, and provide resources.

We will not be accepting applications for new volunteers during Summer 2021.

Please check back at the end of Summer term 2021 for information about the S.W.A.N. program and new volunteer intake for Fall 2021.

What to expect after you apply:

Within two weeks of your application submission, you will receive an email from the staff coordinator with information confirming if you have been accepted a volunteer to the program and next steps.

Because we invest a lot of resources into your experience and development, we want to make sure this is the right fit for you and the program. 


  • "The program really pushed me out of my comfort zone. I think it made me become more open, and I was able to build relationships with the Student Wellness Awareness Network members. It filled the experience of Douglas College for me. It helped me be more confident..." 
  • "I felt extremely comfortable to share my ideas. It is evident that my teammates care and understand me. I now feel interested and motivated to volunteer more at Douglas." 
  • "I felt like this program helped me get comfortable with talking to people and public speaking." 
  • "I gained confidence to just put myself out there! It also taught me that I need to practice self-care and balance for my own well-being."

--- Fall, 2019 Student Wellness Awareness Network members

  • "Being a part of SWAN has been a really helpful and learning journey for me. You not only get to know about others experience in various fields and learn but at the same time self-encourage to come out more about yourself and gain that confidence.

  • "This is my first semester at Douglas and I'm so appreciate for having SWAN team with me in this term. At first, I thought things would be even harder when all classes are online, I wouldn't be unable to make friends or explore the school culture when I'm currently outside of Canada, but SWAN gives me a wonderful semester, I can meet a lot people, share my opinions and learn new things. I proud of being a SWAN member."

--- Fall, 2020 Student Wellness Awareness Network members



Wellness Coordinator