Mental Health Initiative: Team Member

Contact Information

Name: Aparna Manoj


You can visit the Mental Health Initiative website to learn more about them.


Payrate: Volunteer

Payrate Stipend: No

Work Study: No

Resume Required: Yes

Options: N/A


Hours per Week: Varies between approx. 3-5 hrs/wk depending on individual circumstances

Start Date: Feb. 28, 2022

End Date: June 4, 2022


Job Number: 0037-4721-2022

Last Date to Apply: Feb. 28, 2022


MHI houses both the UC Davis Mental Health Conference and UC Davis Mental Health Awareness Month, two major events which aim to engage students in destigmatization and education efforts, prompt attendees to organize around mental health issues, and offer them the opportunity for self-reflection and healing through mental health discourse. Our team members assist in the planning and implementation of these events as well as address campus concerns regarding mental health support. Team member also have the opportunity to assist with one of six committees. 


As a part of ASUCD, you agree to subscribe to the ASUCD Newsletter.

  • Attend weekly team and committee meetings
  • Agree to volunteer a minimum of 3-5 hours/ weekly
  • Assist with publicity efforts (including tabling, outreach, etc), and programmatic events, policy advocacy, coalition building and attending/supporting MHI events
  • Team members may further apply to be board members for increased involvement later on

Please attach a document along with your application answering the following questions: 

 1. Why are you interested in mental health education/advocacy? What experiences do you have that would make you qualified to be a part of our team?

2. What new ideas do you have to contribute to our current work, such as Mental Health Conference, Mental Health Awareness Month, or campus advocacy? 

3. Please rank your interest in the six committees (1 being most interested and 6 being least interested) and write a few sentences on your interest in joining your number 1 and number 2 ranked committees. (For graphic design, please attach any work instead of a written response). Please find committee descriptions below: 

Resource + Research Committee: Correspond with different resources (both on and off campus) and bridge the gap between need and accessibility for the student body. Tasks may include researching for local organizations, gathering feedback from individuals who have experience working with those organizations, and evaluating those who want us to promote them to ensure their missions align with ours. 

Advocacy + Policy Committee:  work closely with ASUCD to improve access and other mental health concerns on both campus and statewide levels. Members of this group would need to hold regular meetings with ASUCD, Administration, county supervisors, and Davis community board. Tasks may include lobbying efforts, writing bill proposals, and gathering funding data. 

Programming Committee: Members find hosts and develop workshops and educational content for Mental Health Conference workshops and Mental Health Awareness Month events. In addition to collaborating with mental health advocates and professionals, members must coordinate logistical information from multiple sources simultaneously. 

Social Committee : Members would organize community events for team members to build relations outside the working environment of MHI. This group will be responsible for coming up with different social bonding events and ideas so creative and innovative thinkers are a perfect fit.

Publicity Committee: Members would promote MHI events via social media, tabling, flyering, and promotion to external organizations. Members with a strong knowledge in social media and good communication skills will thrive on the team.

Graphic Design Team: Members would design and formulate MHI graphics in collaboration with ASUCD Creative Graphics & Marketing team according to the ASUCD Branding Guidelines for events such as the Mental Health Conference workshops and for Mental Health Awareness Month events. You MUST be proficient in graphic design and ATTACH previous works/portfolio.


  • Good communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to commit to team and committee meetings and complete assigned tasks
  • Meet weekly requirements and communicate with our team coordinator about any special circumstances in a timely manner 
  • Willingness to engage and learn topics in mental health

Supplemental Questions

  1. Please list previous experience as it pertains to this position.
  2. Describe why you are qualified for this position and how it relates to your interests.
    1. Please briefly discuss the role of the UC Davis Principles of Community  and your understanding of diversity and cultural competency.

Approved ___________________________________________________________________________ Date ____________________________

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