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Compeer Volunteer Friend/ Mentor

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  • 86 people are interested

Compeer is an internationally recognized program which trains community volunteers to become friends and mentors to adults in mental health recovery. The program needs volunteers to be one-to-one friends/mentors, phone or email "buddies", group mentors, pen pals and program assistants. 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 do something great for your community!
Volunteers are needed in Kingston and all over Ulster County. One to one mentors especially needed in Kingston, Kerhonkson/Ellenville, Woodstock, New Paltz, and Saugerties.

COVID 19: All MHA staff, volunteers and service recipients are expected to follow CDC social distancing guidelines regarding use of masks, proper hygiene, group size limits, increased outdoor activities and development of virtual activities.

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About Compeer


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.


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!

Advocacy & Human Rights
Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Kingston, NY 12401



  • Mentoring
  • People Skills
  • Mental Health
  • Relationship Building
  • Advocacy




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 19
  • Orientation or Training
  • For one-to-one mentors - 2-4 hours a month for one year. For phone/email/pen pals - to be determined. Group mentors-1-3 times monthly.
  • Non- judgmental compassion and acceptance of individuals with mental illness and ability to serve all program participants regardless of socio-economic status, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity.

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