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Compass’ volunteers team consists of over 300 volunteers a year.  Volunteers assist with answering phones, providing administrative support, maintaining the library, peer computer tutoring, and assisting with special events.  Without the support of volunteers, Compass could not deliver our high quality of services or produce large events like PrideFest and The Stonewall Ball.

Thank you for your support of Compass! Over 300 volunteers a year donate more than $100,000 in hours to Compass, creating a vibrant community of service. We couldn’t do what we do without our volunteers.

We often need volunteers for special events and we’re thrilled by your interest!


An intern is someone who works in a temporary position with an emphasis on on-the-job training rather than merely employment, making it similar to an apprenticeship. Student internships provide opportunities for students to gain experience in their field, determine if they have an interest in a particular career, create a network of contacts, or gain school credit.

Are you a high school, college or post-graduate student looking for an exciting and challenging environment to learn valuable skills that will help you advance in your career and in life? Then check out Compass’ internship program!

Compass is the largest gay and lesbian community center in the southeast United States and boasts a 15,000 square foot building as safe and affirming environment for all; regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity and expression.

Colleges and universities from around the state partner with Compass to provide amazing and fun opportunities for students.  Learn and grow in professional fields such as social work, non-profit management, media and PR, finance, human resources, outreach and advocacy.

It is estimated that 20-25% of newly hired employees come from internship programs. Compass is no exception. Currently, 20% of Compass’ team was hired after completing their internships with us, including the Chief Operations officer who is in charge of the program.

Become part of a growing family, a national movement and earn college credits for real life experiences.

Please contact Compass at for more information.


“We wanted to thank you for another amazing semester supervising our students in the field!  We have received wonderful feedback from the students, who have described such growth and success in their internships–none of which would have been possible without your support and supervision.  We recognize that your Field Instruction is going above and beyond and so appreciate your commitment to our students and to the continuing development of our profession.”

– Robert Stempel, College of Public Health and Social Work

Florida International University



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We are recruiting!

February 15, 2017:  One full-time, Development Associate

To apply please send resume and cover letter to

Position Title: Development Associate

Position Type: Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Location: Lake Worth, Florida

Reports To: Chief Development Officer

Position Description: The Development Associate plays an important role by providing administrative support to the Development Department and Community Center by assisting in Community Outreach and Engagement, Fundraising, Special Events, and Administrative task.

The Development Associate operates in an effective, efficient, and professional manner and will implement various activities related to development and community outreach. This position requires advanced abilities and skills in written and oral communication, initiative, organization, problem solving, team building and independent judgment.


The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. Reasonable accommodations may

be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

  • Community Outreach and Engagement – Assist with coordination of strategic community outreach to educate community partners, stakeholders, raise funds, and create strategic partnerships.
  • Fundraising – Support, create and manage effective strategies and giving opportunities to increase fundraising and increase individual donor database including special events, direct mail, online giving, donor identification and cultivation. Establish long-term relationships with private sector influencers and donors in the community to build new partnerships and funding opportunities.
  • Special Event Coordination – Assist with the management and coordinate of organizations special events, center events, program events. Manage event logistics and internal communications and coordinate volunteers, marketing, budgeting , production, and acknowledgement.
  • Database Management –Management of the donor database and infrastructure to effectively manage donations, which include data entry, acknowledgements, queries, report building, and assessing donor trends and analytics.


  • Associate degree or Bachelor’s degree preferred in related field and/or experience in nonprofit development, community outreach and/or volunteer management
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient on Microsoft Office suite, Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Manage multiple tasks and timelines simultaneously
  • Ability to integrate a complex organization with a highly creative and innovative environment
  • Highly motivated self-starter, with proven ability to develop creative solutions
  • Project a professional demeanor
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work both individually and as part of a team
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to

successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to

enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

In the course of performing the job, this position typically spends time sitting, standing, climbing stairs,

walking, driving, and carrying (15lbs), lifting (15lbs). Make and receives telephone calls. The use of general office

equipment, copier and fax machine etc. Subject to outside environmental conditions.

We're Recruiting!