Compeer Program Volunteer | Mental Health America of Central Carolinas | SHARE Charlotte

Mental Health America of Central Carolinas

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Year Founded:
1933
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Kathy H. Rogers
Main Address:
3701 Latrobe Dr
Suite 140
Charlotte, NC 28211
Volunteer Opportunity:

Compeer Program Volunteer

The MHA's Compeer program matches community volunteers with adults in mental health recovery programs. The volunteers provide one-to-one supportive friendship and mentoring relationships to offset the loneliness and social isolation that can accompany mental illness. Compeer is guided by a simple premise validated by research; that the support of friends is healing. MHA’s Compeer volunteers coordinate regular social activities such as visiting a local park, eating out or watching a movie with their Compeer friend. The power of friendship is demonstrated as persons matched with a Compeer volunteer often experience fewer hospitalizations and increased self-esteem, and they are more likely to adhere to their medication and treatment programs. Volunteers make a minimum 1 year commitment to 4 hours average of time together each month.

Job Responsibilities

* Complete and pass criminal background and reference checks
* Complete all paperwork, orientation and training sessions
* Compassionate, reliable and flexible

General

Open to
Individual

Skills Needed

No skills required

When

Repeats every day until Fri Jul 24 2020.
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 9:00am

Location Details

Offsite Location
Mental Health America of Central
3701 Latrobe Drive
 
Suite 140

Charlotte
,
NC
 
28211