Community Companion Volunteer


(47.584576,-122.30365)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

Beacon HillSeattle, WA 98144

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. CCVs work individually and collaboratively as a team with one another, the Community Companion Coordinator, and other members of Plymouth Healing Communities to develop and model genuine and nurturing relationships with Program Participants. CCVs support Program Participants through public, side-by-side interactions while maintaining appropriate boundaries and promoting healthy behavior. In addition, CCVs strengthen Program Participants' ties to the greater community by encouraging and empowering them to participate in community activities, 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, 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.

Skills

  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 19
  • Orientation or Training
  • One Year of Service

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