Required Training for Extension Volunteers

Cooperative Extension, as part of the University of Maine, has policies that require the reporting of certain information by our volunteers. We want to ensure the environment in our programs is comfortable, equitable, safe, and welcoming for all — that includes program participants, volunteers, and employees. Therefore, it is important for us to know about issues of discrimination so that the University can address them in a proactive way. University of Maine policy makes all employees and volunteers mandated reporters of sex discrimination. So, if you witness or are told about sexual discrimination, including sexual violence, related to your Cooperative Extension volunteer work, you must report it.

We ask that each and every Extension volunteer view the following video clip entitled Sexual Discrimination Training for Cooperative Extension Volunteers. In addition, if you work with youth in any of our Extension programs, we ask that you also watch the training entitled Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect. Each year, you are an enrolled volunteer, you will be asked to sign a Requirements and Standards of Behavior Form (Word | PDF) indicating you have received this training and understand your reporting responsibilities.

Read the full University Policy.

View the Guide to Mandatory University Reporting of Sexual Misconduct brochure.

Training Videos

Sexual Discrimination Training for Cooperative Extension Volunteers

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Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect for University of Maine Volunteers

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Additional Resources

Office of Sexual Assault and Violence Prevention
3rd Floor Memorial Union, Room 315
Phone: 207.581.1406

Department of Health and Human Services
Domestic Violence Hotline: 1.866.834.4357
To Report Child Abuse or Neglect: 1.800.452.1999

Rape Response Services
Hotline: 207.989.5678
Toll Free: 1.800.310.0000

Office of Equal Opportunity
101 North Stevens Hall
Phone: 207.581.1226