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To advance the social skills of people with mental illness and to help them reintegrate back into their communities.
Compeer friends (clients) are adults that live in Northampton and Lehigh County who are in mental health recovery. Our clients are in a stable place in their treatment and are in need of a friend to spend time with. Some things a volunteer might do with their friend is chat over a cup of coffee, take a walk, talk, play cards, go to free community events and much more. You and your friend determine the activities, time and place to meet. Activities are "Dutch treat" (each person pay’s for their own), and because most of our clients are very low income, this means that activities should be free or very low in cost. The most important duty on the Volunteer Job Description is to "HAVE FUN!"
Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and be willing to meet with their friend for one hour a week for at least a year. We ask our volunteers to complete an application, attend 3-4 hours of training, complete criminal background checks and driver’s history. After being matched, the volunteer is asked to submit a short monthly report with the time spent together and how things are going with the match.