Volunteer at Compeer. It Changes You. What does it take to make the world a better place? You-- and only a few hours of time.
It’s so easy. Compeer pairs you with someone who is looking for a friend and mentor; someone to hang out with and do things together that you already do for fun. Compeer Gulf Coast is backed by a national friends and mentor program that believes volunteers just like you can make all the difference in the lives of people in the local area living with mental illness.
Typically, you spend about 4 hours per month together in the community. It is you doing the things you regularly enjoy, and sharing that with someone who truly appreciates your time and company. It adds to their lives and, most certainly, it will add to yours. Everybody wins.
Compeer’s core service is its Adult Program, which matches a referred adult client with a community volunteer in a one-to-one friendship. Friends meet for four hours monthly to share activities such as walks, movies, sports, and cultural events. Time spent together by the friends occur in the community, in natural and safe environments.
Compeer makes its friendship matches based on gender, age, and interests. Newly-referred individuals and those not yet matched are immediately provided opportunities for social connectivity and community inclusion through invitations to monthly and annual activities, such as life-skills development, wellness initiatives, civic programs, events and celebrations. Do you like to picnic, walk, visit libraries, play chess, go to ball games?
Compeer friends do all these things, and so much more!
Compeer Calling, our second most-used service, provides a volunteer to a client as interim support while waiting for a one-to-one match. Pen Pals and E-Buddies programs provide Adults who are on the Compeer engagement list support via written correspondence from Compeer volunteers. These connections involve regular phone calls and/or emails, and provide a virtual but vital link to someone who cares.
Volunteers teach life-enhancing skills, such as job readiness, money management, computer literacy, health and nutrition, community gardening through Compeer
Skillbuilders group programs.
Contact us to find out about Compeer Adult programs in your community.
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