Are you able to "treat a child as if he(she) is already the person he(she) is capable of becoming" (Ginott).? If so, the Mental Health Association of South Central KS, is looking for your super powers. Compeer is a national mentoring program hosted by MHA that serves the needs of those dealing with mental health issues (or who have a guardian dealing with Mental health issues). Currently we are recruiting for mentors for our Compeer Lunch Buddy program. Volunteers are trained in mentoring and mental health while polishing their super powers before they are matched with a student. Once matched they spend at least one hour a week at the students school during lunch/recess. Provide a child with a positive role model, mentor, and caring friend; be a Lunch Buddy and make a difference for you and them. *capes are optional.
About Compeer at the Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas
555 North Woodlawn, Suite 3105, Wichita, KS 67208, US
The Compeer program at the Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas utilizes the power of volunteer mentors to improve the lives of Wichita area children and adults who are striving for mental wellness.
Compeer volunteers have an impact on the lives of those they mentor by providing caring, supportive relationships, being positive role models, and helping their mentee gain confidence and a feeling of connection to their community. Individuals referred to Compeer are often lonely or isolated and struggle with peer-to-peer relationships, social skills, academics, feeling accepted, or trusting others. Compeer offers mentorship opportunities that are community-based one-to-one friendships and school-based friendships with children ages 6 to 17, community-based one-to-one friendships with adults, and veteran-to-veteran relationships. Will you join us in making a difference in the lives of those whose lives have been impacted by mental illness? Volunteer with Compeer today; give only one hour per week to make a friend and change a life!
Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
We'll work with your schedule.
555 N. Woodlawn Ste. 3105Wichita, KS67208
September 30, 2020
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 16
Orientation or Training
One lunch hour (60 minutes) per week.
Commitment of at least one academic year required.