Sexual Assault Resource Team Seeks Volunteers
The UM Counseling Center’s Sexual Assault Resource Team (SART) is seeking dedicated, warm and empathic faculty, staff, and graduate student volunteers to serve during the 2018 calendar year. SART is often the first line of response for UM students who have been sexually assaulted, molested, or battered, and has supported sexual assault survivors and concerned others since 1992.
Volunteers provide hotline callers with much-needed emotional support, information, and referrals, in addition to help accessing resources when appropriate. Volunteers receive comprehensive training in taking calls from students in a variety of sexual assault-related situations, orientation to UM’s varied resources for those who have been sexually victimized, and ongoing support from licensed mental health professionals at the Counseling Center. Training is required for new volunteers, and will take place on February 2, 2018.