Archive for April 2017

Cheers to our dedicated interns and volunteers!

Cheers to our dedicated interns and volunteers!

 

Intern Meinkeng Fonge and Director of Crisis Services Susan Friedman at the Intern Appreciation Potluck on April 26th.

Intern Meinkeng Fonge and Director of Crisis Services Susan Friedman sample the buffet at the Intern Appreciation Potluck on April 26th.

Talk about commitment. Compass center volunteers are some of the best-trained, devoted volunteers around. With anywhere from seven to 42 hours of training, Compass Center volunteers do everything from staffing a 24-hour crisis line to providing crisis support, education, advocacy, legal information, and financial guidance. On any given day, you might find a UNC student or self-employed business person working a 4-hour phone shift to meet the increasing demand for domestic violence services in our community.

“We would not be able to provide the services that we do without our volunteers,” said Susan Friedman, Director of Crisis Services. “We keep the crisis hotline open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We simply would not be able to provide that service and so many others without volunteers.”

To honor our volunteers and unpaid interns, Compass Center hosted a potluck luncheon for interns at the office and a volunteer appreciation celebration at Imbibe on April 26. Local businesses including Caribou Coffee, Twig, Fresh Market, and Bagel Bar donated raffle prizes as part of the festivities. Thanks again to our nearly 200 volunteers! We couldn’t do this important work without you.

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