Volunteers

Fit Together Gwinnett Volunteer

Fit Together Gwinnett is an upcoming family-centered wellness program hosted by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta - Strong4Life’s child wellness experts in partnership with Live Healthy Gwinnett. Fit Together Gwinnett is for children ages 6 to 11 who have been referred by their doctor to participate. The program takes place at Rhodes Jordan Park in Lawrenceville, where volunteers will play a key role in ensuring that the children will not only have tons of fun, but also help them learn skills to build healthy habits for life. Participants will engage in mentally and physically stimulating group games, cooking classes, sports, nature walks, and more! All questions can be directed is Program Coordinator Jesse Nankin-Royer at Jesse.Nankin-Royer@choa.org.

Live Healthy Gwinnett Internships

Live Healthy Gwinnett is now accepting Spring 2024 internship applications! This is an ideal unpaid internship opportunity for students pursuing an academic and on-the-job training experience. Selected candidates will experience first-hand knowledge about the roles that Live Healthy Gwinnett plays within County Government, the Gwinnett community, and partner initiatives. Through multiple collaborating tasks, the interns will gain leadership experience, communication skills, increase their problem-solving and decision-making abilities and expand their professional networking contacts.

Ideal Candidates:

  • Public Health or Public Administration majors
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Great interpersonal, organizational and customer service skills
  • Flexible schedule and be able to work up to 40 hours per week (whole or half days), Monday – Saturday

Meet Our Interns

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Muna Deka
Muna is a third-year student at Georgia State University where she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in public health. Throughout her life, she has had an interest in healthcare and everything global. She studies foreign languages in her free time, particularly French, Arabic and Japanese. She also enjoys the outdoors and going on walks to connect with her inner self and nature. She recognizes the importance of connecting with our inner self's and communities around us. As she is joining Live Healthy Gwinnett for the Spring season, Muna is hopeful of making an impact on the community she has grown up in and learning new skills and aspects of community wellness on her insightful journey with Be Active Gwinnett and Harvest Gwinnett.

Samantha Dilisio
Samantha is a senior at Georgia College and State University where she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in public health. Samantha chose to pursue this degree due to her love of health promotion and non-profit work. In her free time, she enjoys reading, being out in nature, and spending time with her friends. She is looking forward to serving her community and educating others on the importance of health, whether it be mental or physical. Samantha is excited to join the Live Healthy Gwinnett team as an intern where she will assist at the community gardens with Harvest Gwinnett and the mobile recreation program with Be Active Gwinnett!

Elsie Owusuaa Ampaw
Elsie is a final year student at Emory University where she is pursuing a master’s degree in public health. Elsie chose to pursue this program partly due to COVID as well as her interests in malaria and WASH, especially in developing countries. During her free time, she likes taking walks around her neighborhood and likes to read. Elsie is excited to be part of the Live Healthy Gwinnett team as she especially enjoys collaborating with members in the community. She hopes to learn and develop more skills in working with the public as she works on the Be Active Gwinnett and Harvest Gwinnett program.

Elsa Owusuaa Ampaw
Elsa is a graduate student at Emory University where she is pursuing a master’s degree in public health. She chose this program because she has an interest in investigating and improving the health of populations around the world. During her free time, she likes to read, watch movies, and be out in nature. Elsa is excited to join the Live Healthy Gwinnett and Harvest Gwinnett programs as an intern, and is hopeful that to learn more and improve on communication skills, teamwork, and problem-solving skills.