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The Johns Hopkins HEAT Corps recruits volunteer instructors from across the Hopkins student body and at any training level (undergraduate and graduate professional students, graduate medical education trainees).

SOURCE, the JHU community engagement and service-learning center for the health professional schools, promotes the HEAT Corps program across the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing and trains the student instructors. We regard this as critical component of the University’s commitment to strengthening community engagement.

Johns Hopkins HEAT Corps is a unique opportunity for the Hopkins student body to develop health education and teaching skills and support youth in their understanding of COVID-19. HEAT Corps discuss how youth can make a difference by modeling social distancing, handwashing, and mask wearing. Additional benefits of the program include:

  • increased engagement between K-12 youth and health care professionals
  • development of a pipeline of health educators from diverse backgrounds
  • implementation of a “teach the teacher” model of health education that can be scaled locally and/or nationally
  • Volunteers will receive training and guidance from a team of Johns Hopkins faculty and staff. We invite volunteers to become a part of an exciting national initiative!

The application cycle for Spring 2021 volunteers has now closed. Opportunities to apply will be announced at a later time. To learn more about the volunteer recruitment process, email heatcorps@jhu.edu