Adult volunteers to provide friendship to people coping with mental illness and isolation.


(41.43653,-81.94451)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Far West Center29133 Health Campus Dr.Westlake, OH 44145

Compeer Volunteer Mentor has been a friend to Nancy since 2010.

About

The Compeer Program in Westlake, Oh. is looking for adult volunteers that are compassionate and patient. A Volunteer is screened,trained and informed about mental illness and the isolation that often goes with it. Volunteers are matched one-to-one with a mental health consumer. Each match is encouraged to participate in phone calls and a few hours of social activity each month. The Compeer Program provides a quarterly schedule listing a weekly activity facilitated and supervised by Compeer staff. The matches can participate in these. COMPEER Volunteers that are matched with a same gender adult who is recovering from mental illness make a positive difference in the recovery process. COMPEER Volunteers are asked to provide at minimum 4 hours of support per month by making phone calls, emailing, &/or an outing. COMPEER Volunteers make their own schedules!! COMPEER asks volunteers for a 1 year commitment , but a volunteer can continue after that year.

Skills

  • Mental Health
  • People Skills
  • Psychology
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours per month
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