Peer Advocates

Impact Your Community…For Course Credit!

Become a SHARPP Peer Advocate.

Fall 2014 training is currently closed.

Are you interested in becoming a SHARPP Peer Advocate? SHARPP will be offering course credit for the Peer Advocate training next year. For additional information and/or to schedule an initial meeting, please contact Amy Culp by phone (603) 862-3494 (amy.culp@unh.edu)

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The SHARPP Peer Advocate fall class was listed as: CSL 404 : Managing Change and Conflict in Communities

  • Class time was Monday and Wednesday: 9:40am-11:00am in the MUB
  • Class was taught by Associate Professor Kate Hanson and SHARPP Director Amy Culp.
  • Permission was required. To register for this class, you must set up an initial meeting with Amy Culp. Please email Amy at Amy.Culp@unh.edu to set up this interview. Amy is available Monday - Thursday, 8:30- 4:00pm, for interviews.

Title of Job:

SHARPP Peer Advocate

Purpose:

The mission of a SHARPP peer advocate is to 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.

Duties:
  • To be on-call a minimum of 3 shifts/semester
  • To offer crisis intervention to survivors and allies
  • To arrange appropriate referrals/transferrals
  • To provide adequate follow-up to survivors and allies
  • Attend/participate in 2 special events/programs per semester
Requirements:
  • Complete advocacy training (WS 797 for credit or non-credit)
  • Complete on-going/in-service training
  • Make a minimum of full academic year commitment
  • Attend volunteer staff meetings
  • Must be a registered UNH student, faculty or staff member
  • Must be committed to SHARPP mission & philosophy
Location:

SHARPP is located on the UNH campus and housed at 2 Pettee Brook Lane in Wolff House.

Supervision:

Advocates are directly responsible to the SHARPP Direct Services Coordinator.

Benefits:
  • Valuable work experience
  • Job recommendations
  • Provides extensive skill development
  • Valuable contacts with the community and campus