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SAPAC Volunteer Training

The SAPAC Volunteer Training program is an intensive 30-hour training that provides in-depth information on issues related to sexual and intimate partner violence.  Volunteer Training is a requirement if you are interested in volunteering with the Men's Activism Program, Networking, Publicity, and Activism Program; or Peer Education Program.

What will be covered?

SAPAC Volunteer Training is an intensive program of 30 hours spread over a two week period.  Volunteer Training will provide participants with in-depth knowledge of issues related to sexual and intimate partner violence as well as specific skills that will be developed throughout your time volunteering with SAPAC.  We will discuss topics such as:

The curriculum includes general information presentation, mixed media presentation, group discussion, and personal reflection time.  Facilitators will include SAPAC staff, interns, and volunteers as well as community members. 

Who can participate?

SAPAC Volunteer Training is open to all students at the University of Michigan, including undergraduate and graduate students.

What can you do after SAPAC Volunteer Training?

Volunteer Training is required to participate in one of the three student volunteer groups: Men’s Activism Program; Networking, Publicity, and Activism Program; or Peer Education Program.  After you participate in Volunteer Training, you can join one of these groups to continue your knowledge and skill development as well as be actively involved in the movement to end sexual and intimate partner violence at the University of Michigan and in the larger community.

Regardless of which volunteer group you join, you will also have a hand in either facilitating or being an evaluation team member for our first-year workshop on healthy relationships, Relationship Remix.


When is the next SAPAC Volunteer Training?

SAPAC Volunteer Training is offered every Winter semester.  The next Volunteer Training will begin on January 27th and conclude on Feburary 8th. Training will take place on the following dates in Palmer Commons:

Tuesday, January 27th from 5:30-9 PM in Great Lakes North Central

Thursday, January 29th from 5:45 - 9 PM in Great Lakes North Central

Sunday, February 1st from 9:45 AM - 5 PM in Great Lakes Central and Great Lakes North

Tuesday, February 3rd from 5:45 - 9 PM in Great Lakes Central

Thursday, February 5th from 5:45 - 8 PM in Great Lakes Central

Sunday, February 8th from 9:45 AM - 2 PM in Great Lakes Central

If you are interested in Volunteer Training, please complete our Ally/Volunteer Application by Friday, January 23th.  

Other questions?  Feel free to contact the SAPAC office at (734) 764-7771.