STOP Volunteer Program
STOP: Students Together Offer Prevention is a unique volunteer experience that aims to unite all university members in the shared responsibility of sexual violence prevention.
The program is designed to engage students in the prevention of sexual violence and the promotion of consent culture by supporting the Sexual Harassment Office in awareness, education and prevention initiatives across all campuses and institutes of Memorial University.
STOP will commence in September of each year and conclude at the end of April. Volunteers will be involved in events throughout the year such as Welcome Weeks, Consent Awareness Week, Sexual Violence Awareness Week and the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.
Volunteers will be required to complete in-person and online training sessions on key concepts such as bystander intervention, consent, healthy relationships and how to respond to disclosures of sexual violence.
We are seeking volunteers who are reliable, representative of Memorial’s diverse community and passionate about the prevention of sexual violence.
Volunteers will have the opportunity to network with faculty, staff and other students as we work toward creating a culture of shared responsibility in the prevention of sexual violence and a culture of consent. Volunteers must be able to commit to the program for at least one academic year (September through April) and agree to provide a minimum of 40 hours of volunteer service throughout the academic year.
How to Apply
Our September intake is closed now. Information related to our next volunteer intake will be announced by late Winter semester.