Compeer Sarasota is looking for male volunteers to work with male youth clients. Compeer matches children who have been diagnosed with a mental health disorder with a fully-vetted volunteer who acts as a friend, role model and mentor. You will be asked to complete a background check, and you will participate in training that usually lasts two hours. We will try to match you with a youth who shares your interests. During this time of the pandemic, all our matches are meeting virtually. You can learn more about Compeer at our website, https://www.compeersarasotayouth.org.
If you are looking for a rewarding experience, you can't beat being a Compeer mentor. And on top of that, it's fun for you and your match.
Our Mission: To improve the lives of those living with mental illness.
Compeer's mission is to match volunteers with people receiving mental health services in a supportive friendship. You do not need any kind of degree or experience with mental health - we are simply looking for people willing to become a friend!
Our volunteers become friends and role models, help raise self-esteem, increase social and communication skills and encourage independence for their Compeer friends.
Training by our Compeer Coordinator is provided to all volunteers.
Are you a student or part-time resident of Sarasota? There are a number of flexible opportunities to be a Compeer volunteer!Still contact us if you are interested!
Children & Youth
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.