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 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, and Community Educators facilitate prevention education programming, and help work many of 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 extensive training through a credited course offering, SHARPP Peer Advocates assist with staffing the 24/7 SHARPP Help Line and with providing support services to survivors. Advocates empower survivors by providing information, tools, resources, and support (click here for more info).
SHARPP Community Educators help us spread the word about SHARPP services and IPV prevention at UNH. Community Educators assist with facilitating prevention education programming to their peers across campus and help educate our community around 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 that be 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 (click here for more info).