April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and we need your help to get out in our community and spread the word that we need to Start By Believing! Safe Harbor Crisis Center is looking for individuals that want to help engage your community in creating awareness around Sexual Assault.
The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it. This year, SAAM is celebrating its 17th anniversary with the theme "Embrace Your Voice" to inform individuals on how they can use their words to promote safety, respect, and equality to stop sexual violence before it happens. Individuals can embrace their voices to show their support for survivors, stand up to victim blaming, shut down rape jokes, correct harmful misconceptions, promote everyday consent, and practice healthy communications with children.
This is the first time an official SAAM campaign is being hosted in Davis County. We are so excited to participate in the momentum of the #MeToo movement and hope you will join us in taking a stand against all forms of sexual violence.
We will be having a Paint the Town Teal event on Saturday, March 31st with arrival and sign-in at 8:30am starting our event at 9 am - 11am and need your help to display teal ribbons and hang posters along Layton’s Main Street.
The role of volunteers at Safe Harbor is so important. Volunteers must comply with all Safe Harbor policies and procedures, including signing a confidentiality agreement.
Who Should Volunteer?
All community members willing to stand up and speak out against sexual violence. Must be willing to educate other community members, express the current issues within our community, and walk safely down Layton’s Main Street for up to two hours.
Why should I volunteer at Safe Harbor?
As a Safe Harbor volunteer participating in Sexual Assault Awareness Month, you know you are making a positive impact in your community and you will:
- Raise awareness in your community about sexual violence and local resources available.
- Help Survivors of Violence: Safe Harbor provides free and confidential services to women, children, and men who are survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault. Your services can help these individuals rebuild their lives.
- Increase Your Happiness: Studies have shown that people who volunteer their time and services are happier than those who don’t. Build a happier life and brighter future for you, your community, and violence survivors.
Interested individuals should e-mail Tressa at Tressa @SafeHarborHope.org or call her at ( 801)660-6104.
- Public Advocacy
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Short Orientation on 3/29, Event on 3/31
- Will need to sign a confidentiality agreement and waiver.