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We need to ensure the safety 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 online.
Allow up to 2 hours total for training and be sure to complete all training the week before your event.
Here are the first steps to volunteering with Swenson College Outreach:
Read the Representing You and Your College presentation
Complete the online Outreach Survey summarizing key points from the presentation
Complete the online Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training. Log on with your UMD id to record training. Your progress will be saved, you may take multiple sittings to complete this training (allow for ~1 hour total). Training not supported by smartphone, need to use computer or laptop. Let us know if you have already completed this training through a freshman seminar
Complete the reflection questions after training
Meet to discuss reflection questions. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a 30 minute time that fits your schedule during office hours
Tues 10-11:30 am
Wed 3-4:30 pm
Thurs 12:30-2 pm
Fri 8:30-11 am
7. Fill out the Completion of Outreach Training Survey
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