Changing a life is as easy as being a friend


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When

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

Where

140 North Elm StreetButler, PA 16001

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

About

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

Skills

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

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

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