Compass Center is accepting applications for the following volunteer positions.
Domestic Violence Hotline Advocates
Hotline advocates assist survivors of domestic and interpersonal violence. Volunteer Advocates respond to calls on our 24-hour hotline and meet with survivors in our office to provide crisis intervention, emotional support, court advocacy and referrals to community resources. We need men and women who are available for daytime shifts, either from 9-1 or 1-5, or overnight shifts on weekdays or weekends. Spanish-speakers are encouraged to apply.
A 42-hour comprehensive training program is required for all hotline volunteers. Training will cover topics including the dynamics of domestic abuse, domestic violence and the law, active listening, and community resources.
Compass Center’s Spring 2015 Hotline Advocate Training will take place
Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30- 9:00. The six-week training begins
Tuesday, February 10th.
For further information or to fill out an application, contact Susan Friedman, Director of Domestic Violence Crisis Services, 919-929-3872 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Spanish-speaking interpreters/translators assist with the translation of educational and outreach materials, client affidavits, and/or website content, as well as provide interpreting for our advocates as they provide services to our Spanish-speaking clients. Interpreters are trained on the general mechanics of interpreting and translation, relevant terminology, and domestic violence 101. Interpreters must attend a 10-hour training.
For further information or to fill out an application, contact Claire Chu, Director of Latino Programs, 919-929-3872 or at email@example.com.
First Response Volunteers
The First Response Volunteer’s primary responsibility is to act as a first contact to individuals who call or walk into Compass Center. The First Response Volunteers offer information and referral advice and provide a welcoming and helpful atmosphere while helping clients access the Center’s programs and services. Volunteers assess client needs to determine whether those needs can be met through one of Compass Center’s programs. If not, volunteers refer clients to the appropriate services in the community. First Response volunteers are also asked to assist staff members with various in-house administrative tasks, as well as tabling at community events and fairs. Volunteers will perform the work covered in the training and commit to a weekly shift of at least 3 hours for a period of at least six months.
Compass Center’s Spring 2015 FRV Training will take place Tuesday February 10th 5:30-9, Thursday February 12th 5:30- 9:00, Monday September 16th 5:30-9, and Wednesday September 18th 5:30-9. If interested, please fill out an application at http://www.tfaforms.com/326623. Please contact Linda Chamiec- Case, Director of Education Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Start Strong Facilitators
Start Strong is Compass Center´s primary teen dating violence prevention program offered to 6th and 8th grade health education classrooms in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro school district middle schools and also Saint Thomas More Middle School. Over the course of two 50-minute classroom sessions, this domestic violence primary prevention programming discusses bullying, bystander intervention, unhealthy relationships, abusive relationships, and developing healthy relationships. It is recommended that volunteers have access to transportation and are available during the school day (8am-3pm)
Compass Center’s Spring 2015 Start Strong Facilitator Training will take will take place Saturday February 7th 2-6pm, Tuesday February 10th 5:30-9, Thursday February 12th 5:30- 9:00, and Tuesday February 17th 5:30-9. If interested, please fill out an application at http://www.tfaforms.com/326623. Please contact Linda Chamiec- Case, Director of Education Programs, at email@example.com with any questions.