The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
"MAKE A FRIEND, CHANGE TWO LIVES." It is as simple as being a friend. If you have four hours a month to spend with an individual in our community who is dealing with mental illness, please contact us today! We offer ongoing training and support, as well as free and low-cost activities for you and your Compeer Friend. Compeer Rochester uses community volunteers to provide guidance and support to individuals who are looking to improve their well-being as a supplement to mental health treatment. For over 40 years, we have helped people in our community who are isolated and lacking socialization, all through the power of 1:1 mentoring relationships.