Community Companion Volunteer


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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. After the initial training, CCVs work individually and collaboratively with PHC staff and fellow volunteers to create genuine and nurturing relationships with Program Participants. CCVs support Program Participants 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.

Skills

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

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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