Get Involved at UNH!
Do something positive in your community and build your post-college resume by volunteering at SHARPP!
SHARPP needs both Peer Advocates and Community Educators to help us fulfill our mission of providing direct services to survivors, their friends and families and education and outreach to the UNH community. Both volunteer programs play an important role in addressing violence at UNH.
SHARPP is committed to the learning and professional development of UNH students. SHARPP volunteers help end sexual violence at UNH in two ways. One, by providing advocacy to survivors, their friends and families and two, by engaging in educational dialogue, awareness campaigns, and prevention programs.
SHARPP Peer Advocates provide advocacy and crisis intervention for survivors of recent, past or attempted sexual assault, child sexual assault, incest, intimate partner violence, stalking, sexual harassment, and their allies. Additionally, advocates will work to prevent and eliminate sexual/intimate partner violence in the UNH community by assisting with educational programming on the UNH Durham campus.
After completing extensive training through a credited course offering, SHARPP Peer Advocates assist with staffing the 24/7 Help Line and collaborate with the department to provide sexual/intimate partner prevention education to their peers. Advocates empower survivors by providing information, tools, resources, and opportunities. They are trained to work with survivors respectfully, recognizing that systems may be confusing and overwhelming to survivors. (click here for more info)
SHARPP’s Community Educators help us 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 Anti-Violence Rally & Walk to end violence on campus. Other times, they pass out information about our issues by tabling 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 consent, healthy relationships and sexual assault prevention at UNH. (click here for more info)
SHARPP Leaders Institute
The 1st annual SHARPP Leaders Institute will serve as an area for extensive training in the realities of Inter-Personal Violence (IPV) as it happens at UNH and nationally. Topics of Consent, Healthy Relationships, Bystander Intervention, and Rape Culture will be covered as well as letting participants design action plans to address violence within UNH and their communities. (click here for more info)