Note: this page is for those that have completed the Compassionate Inquiry Professional Online Training. If you would like learn more about the training or apply, click here for more info.

What Is the Compassionate Inquiry Volunteer?

  • The Compassionate Inquiry Volunteer is offered as a year of learning and personal/professional development for individuals who have completed the Compassionate Inquiry professional training and are currently enrolled in or have completed the Compassionate Inquiry Mentorship Program
  • The Volunteering is an opportunity to use your passion and skills to contribute to Compassionate Inquiry
  • It is a stand-alone experience, that may or may not lead to future association with the Compassionate Inquiry Team of Facilitators/Mentors/Interns/Circle Leaders/Educators
  • The experience itself will be enriching and will depend on the intention you bring to it   

3 Primary Intentions Associated with the Volunteer Role:

  1. To support the intention, vision, program, facilitators, participants, structure, evolution, and expansion of Compassionate Inquiry
  2. Further learning to enhance your Compassionate Inquiry skills
  3. To integrate Compassionate Inquiry into your professional career

To Be Eligible to Apply for the Compassionate Inquiry Volunteer:

  • You must have completed all of the course requirements for the year-long training before applying for the volunteering, or you will have completed them by the end of your year long training
  • You must simultaneously be enrolled in the Compassionate Inquiry Mentorship Program, or have completed it
  • Submit a reference letter and resumé
  • You must be currently practicing Compassionate Inquiry with your clients
  • You can commit to be the volunteer for one full year

How Are Volunteers Selected?

Candidates will be selected based on their professional background, the recommendation of their biweekly facilitator, their Compassionate Inquiry skill level as assessed in their videos, their expressed intentions for the volunteering and whether we think they would be a good fit for our Compassionate Inquiry Team. The number of volunteers required for each cohort is dependent on the number of biweekly groups. Two volunteers are allotted per biweekly group.

Once a candidate is accepted for the volunteer program, we reserve the right to remove them from the volunteer position at any point if it seems they are not a good fit, or if the Compassionate Inquiry Code of Ethics for Practitioners is breached.

Volunteer Responsibilities:

  • Mentors with one primary facilitator and attends biweekly meetings with at least one online group throughout the year – all three levels (1.5 hours every other week)
  • Attends one biweekly session  at the beginning of each level to stay connected with their cohort
  • Assists online participants  when doing triads to ensure they are following the Dyad/Triad guidelines
  • Sits in on triad sessions for participants in the online group once in Level 1 (6 triad sessions, 1 hr each, in first month of training); once in Level 2 (6 triad sessions, 1 hr each, in fifth month of training) and once in Level 3 (6 triad sessions) Intention is to ensure safety for participants by ensuring the guidelines are being adhered to.
  • Relays information back to Facilitator of any challenges in the pods or dyads/triads


  • Free annual membership for one year
  • Volunteers may attend Intern video reviews in their level (as a silent witness)
  • Get to be part of the CI team that is supporting new students

The September Cohort Volunteer program:

The next Compassionate Inquiry training begins September 15, 2022. Submit your application for the September Volunteering by July 31, 2022. We will notify candidates who have been accepted as interns by August 20, 2022.

Apply to Become a Compassionate Inquiry Volunteer

Opportunities in Compassionate Inquiry

Click the button below to see all opportunities available to you after completing the Compassionate Inquiry Internship.

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