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Support Group Co-facilitator Volunteer

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Caring Unlimited is seeking Volunteer Facilitators for its support groups in Sanford, Biddeford, Kittery and Cornish. Caring Unlimited support groups are free, confidential, and open to women who have experienced abuse in intimate relationships. Volunteer Facilitators will co-facilitate with Caring Unlimited staff, and are asked to commit to at least 6 months in one location. Currently the support group schedule is: ? Cornish: Monday afternoons 12-1pm? Sanford: Wednesday evenings 5:30-7pm? Kittery: Wednesday evenings 6:00-7:30pm? Biddeford: Thursday evenings 5:30-7pm Key roles and responsibilities include: ? Linking stories to each other and to the larger picture? Identifying themes in women’s lives? Keeping the group moving, ensuring equitable use of group time? Confronting and dealing with challenging situations/behaviors Key skills include: ? Strong communication and listening skills? Understanding of—and willingness to learn about—the dynamics of domestic abuse? Supportiveness and honesty? Ability to use and mirror inclusive language? Self-awareness (facilitators’ mood and energy affect group dynamics)? Cultural competence If you are interested in learning more, or in signing up for our free volunteer training, please contact Betsy Fleurent at (207) 490-3227 x102, or at You can also go directly to our website to complete an application.


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