What is Compeer Niagara?
Compeer Niagara is a non-profit, volunteer-based program in Niagara County, NY that serves adults and children who have a mental health diagnosis and limited social supports. Participants who will benefit from one-to-one relationships with volunteers from the community are referred to the program by their mental health professional. Compeer Niagara also offers monthly group activities which provide the opportunity for social inclusion.Our Goal:
Our aim is to improve the quality of life and self-esteem of our clients through social inclusion, enjoyable activities, and the experience of mutual trust in a non-clinical setting.Your Role:
Our goal is achieved by matching volunteers with participants. Volunteers have the option to be involved in either the Adult Compeer Niagara program or the Kids Compeer Niagara program. In the adult program, volunteers are matched in a one-to-one friendship with a participant of the same gender who has shared interests. In the kids program, volunteers are matched in a one-to-one mentorship with a participant of the same gender who has shared interests. Volunteers commit to investing 4 hours per month for at least a 12-month period. These 4 hours consist of time spent in person and over the phone. Time spent together is all about having fun while enjoying each other’s company within the community.
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