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Friendships allow many to spread their wings like a butterfly emerging from a cocoon.

What We Do

Our Goals of the program are to match caring adult volunteers in one-to-one supportive friendships with people of the same gender who are in mental health Recovery.

Who We Are:

In the word of a volunteer:

I first volunteered with Compeer in 2009. I was hesitant to join since I was fighting an episode of depression at the time. I have bi-polar and was looking for some way to help others with mental illness. Our friendship helped me though the tough time. I was matched with someone with whom I have much in common. We talk almost daily on the phone and get together almost every week. We do many different activities together, most of them costing us very little. We do crafts, puzzles, watch movies, and sometimes go out to eat or shopping together. Our relationship has grown into a true friendship. We help each other in tough times and celebrate life’s small accomplishments together. We look forward to our time together, and support each other in every way. Volunteering with Compeer not only helps my friend, but has brightened my life as well.

Yvonne S. Compeer Volunteer

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140 North Elm Street, Suite A, Butler, PA 16001, US

Mission Statement

Compeer began in the United States in Rochester, New York, more than 35 years ago and is guided by a simple premise: the support of friends enhances the quality of life, improves the ability to cope with life’s stress, and fosters mental wellness. Compeer volunteers take action, using their qualities, skills, talents and friendship to make a difference in the life of another. Just a few hours of volunteer time each month can have an influence that lasts a lifetime.


Why Choose Compeer

Through our time-tested model and evidence-based practices of supportive friendship and mentoring, Compeer creates programs to meet the diverse needs of communities that want to improve and positively impact the lives of individuals living with mental health challenges, and their families.

Compeer connects clients and volunteers based on gender, experiences, likes, and interests. We strive to assist with positive, caring, support through difficulties like:depression, anxiety, PTSD, and bipolar disorder. Compeer works to broaden interests and hobbies, and encourage overall wellness through supportive friendships.

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140 North Elm StreetButler, PA 16001



  • Critical Thinking
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Community Outreach
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 Hrs a month for 1 Year
  • a caring heart

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