During these uncertain times, how can we help?
See below to access our COVID-19 Resource Hub, and to explore our growing directory of both COVID-19-specific and virtual volunteering opportunities.
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.
24 Ludington Street, Buffalo, NY 14206, US
Promoting good mental health through meaningful friendships.
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).
We'll work with your schedule.
24 Ludington StreetBuffalo, NY 14206
June 3, 2020