Being a Compeer Volunteer is Easy

We have two volunteer opportunities and they only take one hour a week or 15 minutes a week!

Compeer volunteers are people from all walks of life, nationalities, various values, urban and suburban neighborhoods.

Compeer volunteers find an opportunity for personal growth and satisfaction by helping others.

Compeer volunteers increase social and communications skills, and encourage independence for Compeer friends.

Being a Compeer volunteer is rewarding and fits into your current lifestyle because you choose the hours just as you would with any friendship.

BECOMING A VOLUNTEER

Step One:  Join

Contact the Compeer office or download an application here (Word).  Attend a training session and discuss the benefits of friendship.

Step Two:  Match

Volunteers and friends are matched based on mutual preferences, same gender, similar age, location and shared interests.

Step Three:  Meet

Along with Compeer staff, be introduced to your Compeer friend.  One-to-one friendships improve commitment and develop a lasting trust.

Step Four:  Enjoy!

Spend time with your Compeer friend.  Arrange regular meetings, attend local events and activities.  Get to know each other. Become friends!

Compeer staff provide on-going professional guidance and support for you and your friend.  Compeer is a fascinating volunteer opportunity which is recognized as a best practice in mental health recovery.

Consider volunteering today!

 



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