We need to ensure the safety and well-being of participants in Swenson College Outreach activities, therefore it's important that all of our volunteers receive the appropriate training.
We've done our best to make the process as straightforward and convenient as possible, so many of the steps can be done in your own time.
Follow this link to enroll in the Canvas-based training course via the Training Hub (email us below with any questions).
Allow ~2 hours total for training and be sure to complete all training at least a week before your event.
Sign up for your volunteer event via the Canvas calendar by searching for appointments.
Overview of training:
Youth safety, engagement, and best practices (readings and overview quiz)
Volunteer agreement form submission
Diversity, equity, and inclusion
Will receive a link for this ~1 hour training from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Meet with Outreach Team to debrief
Additional, event specific training
Contact info and office hours
Contact to schedule in-person or virtual meetings during our office hours
Monday: 1:50 - 2:50 pm [email protected] (Bri)
Tuesday: 1 - 2 pm [email protected] (Maddie)
Thursday: 12 - 1 pm [email protected] (Amy)
Friday: 12:30 - 1:30 pm [email protected] (Sarah)
Contact Amy Kireta if above times do not work [email protected]
The Student Code of Conduct applies to any event you volunteer with for UMD. Visit the website for more information
For more Safety of Minors information, read the online Safety of Minors Policy and the accompanying Health and Safety Requirements and Expectations for Programs Involving Minors (Appendix to Policy)
The danger of a single story by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is an excellent reminder of how multifaceted we all are and the human tendency to oversimplify