What does it take to make the world a better place? You..and only a few hours of time.
It’s so easy. Compeer pairs you up with someone that is looking for a friend and mentor. Someone to tag along and do the things that you probably already do for fun.
Compeer Sarasota is backed by a national friends and mentor program that believes volunteers just like you can make all the difference in the lives of people living with mental illness in the local area.
Typically, you spend about 4 hours per month together in the community. Mostly, it’s you doing the things you regularly enjoy, and sharing that with someone who truly appreciates your time and company.
It adds to their lives and most certainly, it will add to yours. Everybody wins.
Check out this short video about Compeer volunteers & friends.
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Here’s How It Works
You attend a 2 hour orientation to familiarize you with the program and get a feel for the type of people you are comfortable with.
There’s also 2 hour quarterly round table discussions to meet other volunteers to solve common issues.
As with all our programs, volunteers are provided thorough training and responsive support.
Our special volunteers are thoroughly screened and trained for their important work and matched according to their preferences; and the matches are supported every step of the way by the Compeer staff. We organize regular gatherings and events for the matches such as Coffee Clubs, Bingo games, park
outings, healthy meals in community with other matches, and in myriad other ways provide assistance and encouragement.