Adult Male Buddy in Chester County, PA

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Compeer friends at Marsh Creek State Park

Compeer Chester County is looking for male volunteers (18 or older) to befriend/mentor another guy. We facilitate one-to-one matches between community volunteers and adults who are dealing with mental health challenges. All it takes is 4 hours per month. This is an especially good opportunity for older volunteers.

Compeer friendships boost self-esteem, reduce loneliness, and just create fun! Matched buddies spend time doing whatever safe activities they both enjoy, such as meeting for coffee or lunch, bowling, taking walks, or attending a community event.

Volunteers receive training and can choose their friend. Pairs are matched up based on shared interests, location, and other factors. After you meet your friend, staff provide ongoing support. Occasional group events give you a chance to meet up with other Compeer matches too.

For more information or an application, visit or call 610-436-4445.

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About COMPEER Chester County


PO Box 5213, West Chester, PA 19380, US

Mission Statement

To connect adults who have mental health conditions with caring, trained volunteers, thereby maximizing community participation and helping people enjoy a friendship.


We match community volunteers in one-to-one friendships with adults in mental health recovery who can use some extra support. Compeer Chester County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that is a program of Mental Health Partnerships ( We are also part of Compeer International (

Sharing activities and conversation with a supportive friend has been shown to help a person with a mental health diagnosis feel more positive and hopeful -- and less isolated. Friendships build confidence and boost self-esteem, both vital for someone on their road toward recovery.

Compeer is supported by the Chester County Department of Mental Health/Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (MH/IDD) and private donations.

Compeer Chester County's vision is that way people view persons with mental illness will be changed; persons in mental health recovery will feel more included in their communities, and their lives will be transformed by connecting them with one real friend.


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We'll work with your schedule.


PO Box 5213 (opportunities throughout county)West Chester, PA 19380


  • People Skills
  • Mental Health
  • Community Outreach
  • Relationship Building


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours per month
  • Vaccinated against COVID-19

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