Compeer volunteering is about making a new friend as well as being a friend. Are you a caring and compassionate person looking for a flexible volunteer opportunity? Then “compeering” with us may be the right fit for you.
All that’s requested is that you spend 4 hours/month with an adult you’re matched with who could benefit from encouragement and positive activities. Participants in the Compeer program are dealing with mental health challenges and have been referred to our program by a professional.
You and your friend can decide the times you meet or talk. You can choose what to do together, such as having coffee, taking a walk, shopping, or enjoying a conversation.
Volunteers receive training and can choose their friend. Pairs are matched up based on mutual interests, location, and other factors. Staff facilitate an introductory meeting and provide ongoing support. Occasional social events give you a chance to get together with other matched Compeer friends.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. We welcome adults of all ages, including those 55+, to volunteer.
For more information and an application, visit www.compeerchesco.org or call 610-436-4445.