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Compeer Friends

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ORGANIZATION: Cleveland County Mental Health Association

  • 6 people are interested

Please Note: We are based in Cleveland County, North Carolina, and are only accepting volunteers living in the area. If there is another Compeer affiliate program closer to your location, we will connect you with them.

Compeer matches volunteers with youth with a mental health diagnosis, adults in mental health recovery programs and isolated seniors (62+) at risk of worsening mental health concerns. Volunteers provide one-to-one supportive friendship and mentoring to offset the loneliness and social isolation that often accompanies mental illness and/or aging.

Phone Friends is an alternative volunteer opportunity to our typical Compeer one-to-one friendship. Both for those who are unable to commit to 4 hours/month of volunteer service and in response to COVID-19 isolation, Phone Friends volunteers make weekly phone calls to individuals who are waiting to be matched in a one-to-one Compeer friendship or prefer telephone communication.

We ask that volunteers be 18 years or older.

In order to become a Compeer Friend, please first submit an application through our website ( If you have questions, please reach out to our Compeer coordinator at

If you'd like more information about Compeer, please visit:

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About Cleveland County Mental Health Association


201 W. Marion Street, Suite 306, PO Box 623, Shelby, NC 28150, US

Mission Statement

The Mental Health Association's mission is to create and promote education, advocacy and support for individuals and families affected by mental illness. We work tirelessly to eliminate the "stigma" of mental illness and create an informed community of citizens who will defend and support the rights of those persons impacted by mental illness.


ΓΌ We are continually fostering and expanding our professional and personal relationships in the community through our programs, volunteers, board members, consumers and families, including collaborative efforts with other agencies and community organizations to meet our objectives.


People with Disabilities
Community, People with Disabilities, Seniors


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This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Weekly, short-term, negotiable schedule.
  • Volunteers must be 18 or older.

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