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Compeer of Suburban Philadelphia

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Help a Veteran in mental health recovery

VETERAN VOLUNTEER JOB

Importance of Position:

Befriending a Veteran managing mental health issues, and offering regularly-scheduled, supportive friendship is vital for those recovering from mental illness; you help them to enjoy a more productive life, prevent costly rehospitalization, promote their recovery and give them a chance to experience camaraderie with someone who has walked a mile in their boots. Your time and life experience are extremely valuable to friends that are utilizing mental health and recovery services.

Qualifications:

Military service

Positive motivation to be of assistance to another Veteran

Good listening skills

Reliable - keeps commitments

Sensitive to the needs of the person who will be your CompeerCORPS Participant

Reports to: CompeerCORPS Coordinator and/or Compeer Program Director

Responsibilities:

Complete one CompeerCORPS Orientation session

Establish & maintain friendship with your matched Veteran of the same gender

Submit required monthly report to Compeer Office

Training Provided:

Orientation regarding mental health diagnoses, types of treatments, communication skills (listening, empathy, etc.,), boundaries, and expectations.

Benefits of Volunteering:

Make a new friend while being of service

Make a real difference in the life of a Veteran who has a mental illness

Opportunity to achieve personal goals

Time Commitment:

Four (4) hours per month, at least weekly contact with friend, in person or by phone

Length of Commitment:

A minimum of one year

Grounds for Termination:

Failure to carry out assigned responsibilities or work within the program guidelines

Contact Person :

CompeerCORPS Coordinator at (610) 541-0790

SIX WAYS TO VOLUNTEER

1) One-to-One Friendship - 4 hours a month
2) Compeer Calling Volunteer - 10-15 minutes a week
3) E-Buddy Volunteer - contact primarily through email, texting, and/or electronic communication
4) Pen Pal - written correspondence ( letters, cards ) at least twice year month to offer support
5) Member of Compeer Advisory Board - volunteer serves to help on the Compeer Advisory Board to give input and decision making. Advisors meet four times a year.
6) Grant Writing supporter and reviewer

Please call us at 610-541-0790 or email us at olga@compeerfriends.org for more information

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

411 Dartmouth AveSwarthmore, PA 19081

(39.90226,-75.34924)
 

SKILLS

  • Mental Health
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Veteran Care

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 Hours , 10-15 min phone calls, texting, emailing, pen-pal
  • Background Check

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