Help spread the word!
SHARPP’s Community Educators help spread the word about sexual assault prevention at UNH through a number of activities. Sometimes they literally “take it to the streets” by passing out lemonade or hot chocolate along with the message of consent or by helping with our annual rally & walk to end violence on campus. Community Educators will co-present educational programming to their peers on campus at Res Halls, Greek Chapters, Student Orgs and other groups. In addition they pass out information about our issues in the MUB or support our ongoing programming. In all cases, our Community Educators are a vital resource to help us spread the word about healthy relationships and sexual assault prevention at UNH.
Who is eligible to be a Community Educator?
All students in the UNH community with a passion and enthusiasm for social justice are eligible to be Community Educators.
What is the training process?
To become a Community Educator you will be trained by SHARPP staff and other UNH staff on some of the below topics:
- SHARPP 101 and Wildcats Get Consent
- Peer-to-peer education
- Activism and advocacy
- Listening, interpersonal, presentation and facilitation skills
- Ethics and confidentiality
- Responding to students in need and making appropriate referrals
- Privilege, oppression an identities and Safe Zones presented by OMSA
- Wellness - honoring your whole self and self care, presented by Health & Wellness
When will trainings be held?
What is the time commitment?
After completion of training, students can expect to commit to volunteering for at least 12 SHARPP events per semester. Events include tabling in the MUB, outreach via our 'Lemonade Stand', annual events, marketing, presenting programs around campus and many more opportunities!
What is expected of me after training?
In addition to 12 event shifts per semester, Community Educators are asked to:
- Commit to SHARPP for a minimum of 2 semesters
- Attend all Community Educator monthly meetings that are offered during the academic year
- Attend the September SHARPP Open House and the April Anti-Violence Rally & Walk
What skills will I learn by being a Community Educator?
There are many benefits to being a Community Educator, including:
- Opportunity to make a difference in your community
- Active engagement in social justice
- Valuable contacts with the community and campus