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Compeer of Westchester Jewish Community Services

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Volunteers are needed for Compeer, an award-winning program of Westchester Jewish Community Services that matches trained volunteers with individuals in mental health treatment who are in need of friendship. Compeer was founded in 1973 in Rochester, NY, and now has programs in the U.S., Canada and Australia. Volunteers commit to four or more hours per month for at least a year, and receive support and guidance from program staff. Compeer pairs currently talk on the phone, text or video chat, and may meet in person if appropriate safety guidelines are observed. Compeer gives volunteers the opportunity to make a significant difference in the lives of people who are often isolated and lonely. For more information, please contact Laura Stein, LMSW, Compeer Coordinator, at (914) 761-0600 X 2208 or Lstein@wjcs.com.

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About Compeer of Westchester Jewish Community Services

Location:

845 No. Broadway, White Plains, NY 10603, US

Mission Statement

Compeer is an international program, founded in 1973, that matches trained volunteers with individuals in mental health treatment who are in need of companionship.

Description

Compeer volunteers commit an hour or more of their time per week for at least a year. They receive support and guidance from program staff, and are invited to social events with their Compeer friends throughout the year. Typically, volunteers and their Compeer friends go on outings to restaurants, movies, parks, libraries, museums and more. Compeer gives volunteers an opportunity to make a significant difference in the lives of people who are often isolated and lonely.

Crisis Support
Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Clients live throughout Westchester CountyWhite Plains, NY 10603

(41.05567,-73.77721)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Four hours per month
  • Good listening skills, compassion, kindness, consistency, reliability

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