Support Group Facilitator - Volunteer


Cause Areas


Sat Jan 06, 2018 - Fri Jan 04, 2019


3111 First Avenue SouthMinneapolis, MN 55408


Role Summary

Co-facilitate weekly support group for people who have experienced domestic violence. Facilitators provide an empowering, strength-based approach while creating a safe, respectful, confidential, and welcoming space for individuals to share as they process and navigate difficult situations in their lives.

Impact & Benefits

  • Make an impact in the lives of clients as you foster positive growth by providing a safe, supportive environment for individuals to process and share difficult experiences
  • Practice effective group facilitation and communication skills.

Position Responsibilities
  • Create a supportive and safe space while maintaining boundaries and client confidentiality
  • Provide referrals to Tubman and community-based resources when appropriate
  • Collaborate with the co-facilitator in organizing and planning for each weekly group
  • Model genuine compassion, empathy, and open-minded responses within the group

Qualifications & Expectations

  • Knowledge of the community served including an understanding of domestic violence
  • An understanding of the support group model as different from therapy
  • Participation in a prior support group (as a member or facilitator) is preferred
  • Ability to effectively facilitate group process in a supportive and confidential manner
  • Proven ability to remain calm in response to difficult information and situations
  • Excellent communication and people skills including active listening skills and ability to respond appropriately to client needs while maintaining professionalism and boundaries
  • Ability to work with diverse teams and clients to foster a culturally inclusive environment
Time Commitment & Availability
  • Tuesdays from 5:30-8:00 pm (includes planning time and set up) at Minneapolis location. Check Tubman - for upcoming training dates.
  • Minimum commitment of one year.
Supervision & Training
  • Attend Tubman’s five-part Volunteer/Intern Orientation and Training series
  • Supervision and co-facilitation provided by the Transitional Housing Lead staff


Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18

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