Being a Compeer is as simple as going for a walk, having a conversation, going to a movie or picking up the phone. Through Compeer, a volunteer can help change someone's life for the better and it's just as simple as being a friend.
A Compeer volunteer is a man or woman who shares a friendship with someone socially isolated by mental illness and economically disadvantaged. He or she is a sensitive person who understands and accepts someone who may feel misunderstood or rejected.
Compeers spend at least four hours a month together, seeking to have weekly contact wherever possible.
Compeer matches are based on mutual preferences, and volunteers receive comprehensive training. Click on the “Matching Process” link for a complete overview.
Compeer serves Suburban Philadelphia.
“As a recovered mentally ill person, I can give back to
another mentally ill person with the help of Compeer.”