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SHARPP needs both Peer Advocates and Community Educators to help us fulfill our mission of providing direct services to survivors and delivering prevention education to the UNH community. Both volunteer tracks play an important role in addressing and preventing interpersonal violence at UNH. Peer Advocates provide confidential advocacy to survivors and their loved ones, while Community Educators facilitate prevention education programming and support our event/tabling commitments.
SHARPP Peer Advocates provide advocacy and crisis intervention for survivors of recent, past, or attempted IPV (sexual assault, child sexual assault, incest, relationship abuse, stalking, sexual harassment, etc.).
After completing a two-week extensive training, SHARPP Peer Advocates assist with staffing the 24/7 helpline and providing services to survivors. Advocates empower survivors by offering information, tools, resources, and support.
SHARPP Community Educators help us spread the word about SHARPP services and IPV prevention at UNH. Community Educators facilitate prevention education programming for their peers across campus and inform our community about the "who" and "what" of our office! SHARPP hosts a wide variety of annual events and programs that are staffed by this group of student volunteers (whether by tabling, co-facilitating programs on consent, or running activities in residential halls). In all cases, our Community Educators are a vital resource to help us spread the word about consent, healthy relationships, and IPV prevention at UNH.