Walking Tall Children's Coping Skills Group Volunteer


Cause Areas


Mon Sep 05, 2016 - Tue Nov 01, 2016


210 Henderson St.Chapel Hill, NC 27514


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.


  • Complete volunteer application here - http://compassctr.org/get-involved/volunteer-application/
  • 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.


  • Child Development
  • Child Welfare
  • Crisis Intervention
  • People Skills
  • Youth Services
  • Family Therapy

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
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