Compeer Volunteer Friend/ Mentor

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Compeer

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Compeer is an internationally recognized program which trains community volunteers to become friends and mentors to adults living with mental health challenges. Volunteers are matched in one-to-one friendships with their Compeer friends, giving a minimum of 4 self-scheduled hours a month in the form of fun and affordable outings, phone calls, emails, etc. All in the program are invited monthly to a free social activity.Volunteers receive training,ongoing support, and guidance from the Coordinator.
Are you a caring, compassionate and accepting person? Do you want to really make a difference in someone's life? Become a Compeer Volunteer and give the gift of friendship. Don't miss this amazing opportunity to make a new friend, help someone feel less lonely and isolated, help remove the stigma of mental illness, and give back to your community!
Volunteers are needed in Kingston and all over Ulster County.

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About Compeer

Location:

Mental Health Association, 300 Aaron Court Kingston, Kingston, NY 12402, US

Mission Statement

The Compeer program of Mental Health Association in Ulster matches caring trained volunteers with adults who receive mental health services. These supportive friendships help individuals to isolate less, experience fuller lives,stay well and reach their goals.Compeer Volunteers are always needed to help MHA fulfill it's mission to engage all people in optimal mental health.

Description

Make a friend and change a life! Compeer Volunteers give 4 hours a month and share activities like talking on the phone, movies, going out to lunch, shopping,taking walks, etc..Participate in monthly group activities too. Receive training and supervision and be part of a fun and rewarding program!

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Kingston and Ulster County Area, NYKINGSTON, NY 12401

(41.92704,-73.99736)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • People Skills
  • Mental Health
  • Relationship Building
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 19
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours a month minimum for at least one year.
  • Non- judgemental compassion and acceptance of individuals with mental illness.

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