The Compeer Program | Make a Friend! Change a Life!


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


2701 Rochester AvenueIowa City, IA 52245


Become a friend! Compeer matches community volunteers in one-to-one friendships with adults who are living with mental illness.

Community volunteers spend at least four hours per month (for at least a year) enjoying the company of their new friend while they engage in activities that both enjoy. Training, ongoing support, and supervision are provided to our volunteers. Compeer offers several fun group activities (picnics, movies, workshops, etc.) for all Compeer participants each year.

In our CompeerCORPS program we match volunteer veterans with vets who are receiving mental health treatment. This is a specific vet-to-vet program. in all other aspects it is exactly the same as the Compeer Program described above.

In addition to 1:1 matches, we are looking for volunteers to provide light clerical support or Compeer Calling (calling people on the waiting list to check in with them on a regular basis).

For more information please visit or email Deb Moore at

Thanks in advance for your support, and we hope to hear from you soon!


Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 20
  • Orientation or Training
  • One hour a week for at least one year
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