Access the Uncle Joe’s 2017 Application here.

Application Deadline: September 25, 2017 at 11:59 pm


Thank you for your interest in Uncle Joe’s! We are a student-run peer counseling and resource center located in the storefront below Gregg Residence Hall. Uncle Joe’s provides a confidential outlet for students wishing to discuss personal problems. We are open for walk-in visits from 10am to 1 am every night and are available by phone 24/7.

We are now searching for qualified and enthusiastic undergraduate students to become a part of our organization. Please fill out the application by September 25, 2017 at 11:59 PM. The application process also includes both an individual and a potential group interview. A member of Uncle Joe’s will contact you about a week after the application deadline to set up an individual interview. Following the individual interviews, the recruitment committee will deliberate regarding invitations to group interviews. These interviews will take place Saturday, November 4th and Sunday, November 5th. You may choose which date works best with your schedule.

Training will be held in the spring semester and will provide trainees with the necessary skills to be effective resources for the Washington University community. Tentatively, the training meetings will be held on nine Saturdays from 10am to 6pm and eleven Tuesdays from 7pm to 10pm. Trainees will receive over 100 hours of training, and attendance at all training sessions is mandatory in order to become an active member of Uncle Joe’s. Following training, all members of Uncle Joe’s are required to be active members for two semesters (though not necessarily the two semesters immediately following training or two semesters in a row). As an active member, you will be responsible for sitting duties in our office, holding the beeper for 24-hour periods, attending weekly group meetings, and participating in other Uncle Joe’s events. Please take this into consideration when completing your application.

We would like to stress that your application will be held in complete confidentiality. The result of your interviews will not be discussed with anyone unless they are directly involved in the recruitment process. We encourage you to be as honest as possible.

As recruitment directors, we, Heather Shams and Jeanette Freiberg, have no say or influence in the selection process. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact us at (or individually if you wish) and we’ll be glad to help.

Thank you for your interest!

Heather Shams

(513) 543-3979

Jeanette Freiberg

(650) 810-5541