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Compeer Sarasota @First Step of Sarasota

  • 47 people are interested
Ken and Tom
One of our matches, Ken and Tom, at our Compeer Volunteer Appreciation in November

Compeer facilitates the formation of friendly face-to-face companionship with a person who is referred to the program by a mental health practitioner. You do not need any kind of degree or experience with mental health! Simply be a "friend" - meet to do anything from attending a movie or art show, watching a baseball game to playing cards or having coffee!

Minimal and flexible time commitment! Once matched, simply meet with your friend once a week for about 1 hour/4 hours a month. Our clients have a need for socialization - company to go to a movie, walk in the park, grab a coffee, or any other activity that you both enjoy!

People from all walks of life, nationalities, and beliefs can become Compeer volunteers. Being a Compeer volunteer is a great opportunity to make a difference in someone's life. Training by our Compeer Coordinator is provided to all volunteers.

Compeer provides a fun and flexible volunteer opportunity that fits into your current lifestyle. There are endless rewards and opportunities for personal growth and satisfaction when you join the Compeer family!

Students and part-time resident of Sarasota: we can find a way to fit your schedule! Still contact us if you are interested!

Contact Dale Wolfson at 941-927-8900 to find out more.

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About Compeer Sarasota @First Step of Sarasota


1750 17th St., Bldg. G, Sarasota, FL 34234, US

Mission Statement

Our Mission: To improve the lives of those living with mental illness.


Compeer's mission is to match volunteers with people receiving mental health services in a supportive friendship. You do not need any kind of degree or experience with mental health - we are simply looking for people willing to become a friend!

Our volunteers become friends and role models, help raise self-esteem, increase social and communication skills and encourage independence for their Compeer friends.

Training by our Compeer Coordinator is provided to all volunteers.

Are you a student or part-time resident of Sarasota? There are a number of flexible opportunities to be a Compeer volunteer!Still contact us if you are interested!

Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities


We'll work with your schedule.


Anywhere!Sarasota, FL 34236




  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One hour per week for a one-year period

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