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 Bystander Intervention and Community Engagement 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:
- Sexual Assault
- Intimate Partner Violence
- Sexual Harassment
- Responding to Disclosures
- Supporting Survivors
- Rape Culture
- Healthy Relationships
- Bystander Intervention
- And much more!
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: Bystander Intervention and Community Engagement 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.
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 26th from 5:30-9 PM in the Michigan Union Pendleton Room
Thursday, January 28th from 5:45 - 9 PM in Michigan Union Anderson Room
Sunday, January 31st from 9:45 AM - 5 PM in Michigan League Hussey and Vandenburg Rooms
Tuesday, February 2nd from 5:45 - 9 PM in Michigan League Vandenburg Room
Thursday, February 4th from 5:45 - 8 PM in Michigan League Hussey Room
Sunday, February 7th from 9:45 AM - 3 PM in Michigan Union Pendleton Room
If you are interested in Volunteer Training, please complete our Ally/Volunteer Application by Monday, January 11th. After you apply, you will also receive an email asking for your RSVP to Volunteer Training. You must fill out the application and respond to the RSVP email in order to participate in Volunteer Training!
Other questions? Feel free to contact the SAPAC office at (734) 764-7771.