Community Companion Volunteer


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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

West SeattleSeattle, WA 98116

About

The Community Companion Volunteer (CCV) is a member of a volunteer team offering companionship and community support to formerly homeless individuals living with mental illness living in West Seattle. Plymouth Healing Communities provides small scale supportive housing and our Companion volunteers foster a sense of community in the common space or out in the greater community. After the initial training, CCVs work collaboratively with PHC staff and fellow volunteers to create genuine and nurturing relationships with Program Participants. CCVs support Program Participants at our West Seattle property in many different ways while maintaining appropriate boundaries and promoting healthy behavior.

In addition, CCVs strengthen Program Participants' ties to the greater community by encouraging and supporting them to participate in community activities, find and utilize community resources, and connect with other people. CCVs connect with Program Participants in many ways. For example, CCVs may join Program Participants for a house barbecue, accompany Program Participants to a play, meet Program Participants over coffee, practice meditation or yoga, or join them at the library. By providing companionship and promoting community interaction, CCVs help combat isolation, which, in the lives of many, acts as a precipitating factor in homelessness and exacerbates mental illness. We would love to have you join us in our effort to provide nonlinear support to our participants!

You can apply to be a companion by yourself or with a group online:
CLICK HERE for Group Companion Application
CLICK HERE for Individual Companion Application

Skills

  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 19
  • Orientation or Training
  • 9 Months

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