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Compeer Mentoring for Youth 14-17 yrs old

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Compeer Program

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 12 people are interested

Compeer Mentoring for Youth , ages 14-17, is looking for adult Mentors that offer friendship, encouragement and promote positive goals. Compeer Youth Mentors are trained in topics related to mental health recovery, emotional and social wellness for teens. Compeer Mentors are only required to offer communication and friendship to Youth by phone calls, meeting at a community activity (for lunch, walking dogs, a ball game, crafts) , and facilitated Compeer Group social events.

Teens are faced with many challenges and it's easy to start feeling lost among peers and their communities. Some teens have only one parent that is busy with earning to meet the daily needs of a family. Our Compeer Mentors offer a supportive ear and give teens a feeling of belonging. Our Compeer Mentors help teens feel like they matter. This kind of support changes the direction of life choices for teens.

Compeer Mentors create their own volunteer time schedule each month. This way volunteering fits around all other monthly obligations and activities. Compeer asks Mentors to aim for only 4 hours of volunteer mentoring time. Ongoing support is offered by Compeer staff who work in the mental health field.

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About Compeer Program

Location:

Far West Center, 29133 Health Campus Dr., Westlake, OH 44145, US

Mission Statement

The Compeer Program matches caring, compassionate adult volunteers with persons coping with a mental illness to provide supportive friendship and socialization.

Description

The Compeer Program is part of the Far West Center in Westlake, OH. Far West Center provides many mental health services. Our Compeer Program assists mental health consumers of Cuyahoga County.

Children & Youth
Community
People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Far West Center29133 Health Campus Dr.Westlake, OH 44145

(41.43653,-81.94451)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Mental Health
  • Child Development
  • Community Outreach
  • Outdoor Recreation

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Requested 4 hours per month, including calls, community outings, and Compeer facilitated group social activities. Mentors create their own volunteer time scheduling!
  • Monthly reporting to Volunteer Mentor Coordinator regarding monthly activities.

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