Ascend Volunteer

Volunteer with the Ascend program by helping people overcome pornography through facilitating a small group and/or becoming an accountability partner.

Facilitator

Facilitators for Ascend Groups are responsible for facilitating weekly calls of 60 – 90 minutes with 3 to 5 participants who are working on their sexual integrity. The commitment is one Quarter or 12 weeks, after which we ask that you sign up again for the following Quarter.

Responsibilities

  • Guide the group call once a week
  • Find a replacement (either a group member or another facilitator) to lead the call if you will be absent.
  • Share with the staff  about their group members

Skills Needed

  • Facilitating
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Conflict resolution

Qualities Needed

  • Ownership
  • Passionate
  • Authentic & Transparent 
  • Compassionate
  • Collaborative

Expectations

  • 10 hours per month
  • Write check-in forms every week
  • Participate in the Ascend Volunteers Event every month

Accountability Partner

Accountability partners (AP) are responsible for keeping a participant accountable to their goals and action steps in a one-to-one relationship. The commitment is 3 months, after which we ask the the AP and the participant to renew their commitment. 

Responsibilities

  • Check-in with their accountability partner every day or week (depending on the agreement made)
  • Participate in the accountability support call

Skills Needed

  • Communication
  • Mentoring

Qualities Needed

  • Ownership
  • Authentic & Transparent 
  • Compassionate

Expectations

  • 4 hours per month

FAQs

You simply receive the participant’s text message, read it and reply. They will report about their habit and maybe something more. Your job is to “listen” to them in this way, and respond with compassion and encouragement. That’s it.

 

Ascend participants are encouraged to report by text every day, this promotes self-awareness. However, many will text just a few times a week instead. If the AP and participant feel it would be beneficial, they can call or Skype together occasionally, but this isn’t required.

About five minutes a day and sometimes much less. Some AP’s have reported being able to respond to 5 or more participants in just 10 minutes a day.

Six months of real control, even with an odd lapse, is okay. You want to have a good amount of victory and wisdom behind your words, even for your own confidence. Also, you don’t want to be easily triggered by what the participant may tell you.

Just that they are caught in the grip of a habit that’s difficult to get free from. You don’t need to know much more than normal life wisdom.

 

You don’t need more training than your own life experiences. You already have the necessary compassion, listening skills, wisdom and coachability or you would not have been asked!

Yes! It will be more gratifying and interesting to work with several participants at the same time. You’ll get a better understanding of what participants struggle with and what helps them overcome.

 

You’ll also get a better understanding of the scope of High Noon’s work, and we would be grateful for your help! We will most likely always have more participants than Accountability Partner volunteers.

The satisfaction of knowing that you’re contributing to someone’s freedom from a destructive habit. You may also be helping a young adult develop sexual integrity in preparation for their marriage blessing, or helping a blessed couple save their marriage. You’ll learn a lot about life, love and yourself, and this could become a mutually rewarding relationship that will continue beyond the 90 days.