Volunteer as a friend in Coatesville, PA

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ORGANIZATION: COMPEER Chester County

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Compeer friends

Befriend someone in the Coatesville area as a volunteer with Compeer, a county nonprofit providing social support to adults dealing with mental health challenges. All it takes is 4 hours per month.

Each volunteer is matched one-to-one with an adult who has been referred to our program by a professional. Spending time with a supportive friend has been shown to boost self-esteem, reduce loneliness, and help a person along their road to recovery.

Volunteers receive training and can choose their friend. Pairs are matched up based on mutual interests, location, and other factors. Staff facilitate an introductory meeting and provide ongoing support. Occasional social events give you a chance to get together with other matched Compeer friends.

You and your friend decide the times you meet or talk. Activities can vary, based on what you two choose. Some possibilities are having lunch together, taking a walk, going bowling, or visiting a museum.

For more information or an application, visit www.compeerchesco.org or call 610-436-4445.

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About COMPEER Chester County

Location:

PO Box 5213, West Chester, PA 19380, US

Mission Statement

To connect adults who have mental health conditions with caring, trained volunteers, thereby maximizing community participation and helping people enjoy a friendship.

Description

We match community volunteers in one-to-one friendships with adults in mental health recovery who can use some extra support. Compeer Chester County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that is a program of Mental Health Partnerships (mentalhealthpartnerships.org). We are also part of Compeer International (compeer.org).

Sharing activities and conversation with a supportive friend has been shown to help a person with a mental health diagnosis feel more positive and hopeful -- and less isolated. Friendships build confidence and boost self-esteem, both vital for someone on their road toward recovery.

Compeer is supported by the Chester County Department of Mental Health/Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (MH/IDD) and private donations.

Compeer Chester County's vision is that way people view persons with mental illness will be changed; persons in mental health recovery will feel more included in their communities, and their lives will be transformed by connecting them with one real friend.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
People with Disabilities
Seniors
Community, People with Disabilities, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

PO Box 5213(opportunities in and around Coatesville, PA)West Chester, PA 19380

(39.9879,-75.596)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Mental Health

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 4 hours per month
  • Vaccinated against COVID-19

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