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Compeer of Greater Buffalo

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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. Most activities take place at our office building, located in the Hennepin Park Community Center.

While our activities are on pause as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, we anticipate being able to resume social activities in Fall 2020. Apply today! Volunteers must be 18 years of age and complete a screening process requiring reference checks and a background check, which includes fingerprinting.

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About Compeer of Greater Buffalo

Location:

24 Ludington Street, Buffalo, NY 14206, 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 First Aid training. 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

24 Ludington StreetBuffalo, NY 14206

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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