Frequently asked questions

Support Group Facilitators

Volunteer Facilitators help create a safe space for Compass Center clients to work on self-growth, healing, and making positive changes in their lives. Supervised by the Support Group Coordinator, these positions require various levels of training, depending on the volunteer's prior experience and the particular group. The Support Group program spans both Domestic Violence services and Self-Sufficiency services through the following groups: Domestic Violence Support Group (DVSG), DVSG Part II, Divorce and Separation Support Group, Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Support Group (Spanish Language), Self-Esteem Support Group, Children’s Coping Skills Group, and The Art of Healing (Arts-based workshop for survivors of domestic violence). Check back for more information on our next training. For more information, please contact the Director of Client Services & Volunteer Management (

Data Entry Volunteers

Enter de-identified program evaluation data into excel. Data entry can be completed at the Center or offsite. Program evaluations include those from the Start Strong program (primary youth violence prevention program and Community Education Workshops and Presentations. For more information, please contact the Director of Client Services & Volunteer Management (

Child Care Provider

Provide child care during our weekly support group for victims of domestic violence. Requirements for this position include:

  • Completion of a 2-hour training
  • Previous experience with children
  • Commitment to 2-3 shifts per month for at least nine months
For more information, please contact the Director of Client Services & Volunteer Management (

Children's Coping Skills Group Facilitator

Walking Tall Children’s Coping Skills Group Position Description Walking Tall is an educational support program for children ages 5 to 11 residing in a transitional housing program in Chapel Hill. Many of the children have experienced abuse in the home and all are coping with homelessness and difficult family transitions. The goal of the program is to provide a safe space for these children to learn healthy coping skills, get support, and form positive connections with caring adults. Volunteers will work with the Support Group Coordinator and Walking Tall Intern to plan sessions and will work directly with the children on topics such as respect, self-esteem, feelings, anger, safety, and abuse. Volunteers will be provided with a comprehensive training prior to the start of group and on-going support and supervision from Compass Center Staff and Interns. Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Complete volunteer application here -
  • Pass background check
  • Some experience with children
  • 18 or older
  • Attend Volunteer Training (3-4 evenings)
  • Time commitment is 1 weekday evening a week for 7 weeks with 1 planning meeting each week
  • Comfort in working with all people regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.

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