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Compeer of Greater Buffalo

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
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One in five people will experience a mental health challenge at some point in their life. And for many, life circumstances will leave them socially isolated and lonely.

Compeer group social activities are a way to engage our participants in social settings, giving them an opportunity to practice social skills, find comfort around others, and increase their self-esteem.

So whether you like paint nights, holiday parties, or fitness activities, there’s a spot for you to help bring some joy and stress relief to our participants.

Our group activity volunteers assist with set up, activity facilitation, and clean up. Activities typically last 90 minutes, with additional time for set up and clean up. Volunteers can assist for one activity or be part of the on-going volunteer team.

At this time we are doing a combination of virtual activities (on Wednesday evenings) and outdoor activities (activity days/time vary but are often on weeknight evenings). Outdoor activities are typically held at a park, but other locations are included. Assignments will be located throughout Erie County, NY.

While our activities continue to evolve and adjust in relation to the pandemic, we are looking for folks who can assist with in person activities as well as folks who can log on to enjoy our virtual experiences.

Volunteers must be 18 years of age and complete a screening process including a phone interview, reference checks and a background check, which includes fingerprinting.

To learn more about our social activity program and how volunteers help, schedule a call with Director of Volunteer Engagement here: https://calendly.com/compeerlisa/volunteer-interest

If you'd like to apply, you may do so here: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5995423/Volunteer-Application

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About Compeer of Greater Buffalo

Location:

1179 Kenmore Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14217, US

Mission Statement

Promoting good mental health through meaningful friendships.

Description

Compeer Buffalo operates four core programs, each focusing on friendship and supportive relationships to encourage mental wellness. These include one-on-one volunteer mentoring, group mentoring social activities, school-based mentoring, and Mental Health Education (including the evidenced based curriculum for Mental Health First Aid). Volunteers become positive role models, help raise self-esteem, increase social and communication skills, and encourage independence for their Compeer friends. The relationship between volunteers and their friends encourages a sense of belonging, trust, respect, hope, support, and empowerment.

The Compeer model of one-to-one support is an evidenced based program that was recognized in 2007 by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) - a branch of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - as an evidenced based program under the National Registry of Evidenced based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

Children & Youth
Community
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Buffalo, NY 14217

(42.97527,-78.87789)
 

SKILLS

  • Customer Service
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Varies depending upon assignment, average time for one assignment is 3 hours.

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