Why volunteer for the Compeer Friendship Program? 

“I have a greater understanding of humanity at every level” – Compeer Volunteer

“My world had fallen apart and I felt deserted. My Compeer volunteer was a sudden light in a seemingly endless dark tunnel. These days I am so much better and she is a huge part of that.” – Person assisted by Compeer

  • Are you over the age of 18?
  • Are you friendly, accepting and looking for an enjoyable volunteer opportunity?
  • Are you looking for a flexible volunteering opportunity that fits into your current lifestyle?
  • Can you spare 4 hours a month for 12 months?

As a Compeer volunteer, you will be matched in a one-to-one friendship with a socially isolated adult living with a mental illness. You will meet together in a public setting and enjoy your planned social activities. Meetings occur on a regular basis, for a period of at least 12 months. This commitment allows you to build an authentic friendship and have a lot of fun in the process. You might enjoy a coffee and chat together, go to a sporting event, have lunch or a picnic, see a movie, or go to a Compeer Social event. It’s up to you both to decide.

Compeer volunteers come from all walks of life and beliefs and are friendly, emotionally mature people who want to make a difference. Compeer is an international award winning program with proven benefits. It offers a flexible volunteer opportunity that fits into your current lifestyle. You will receive training and ongoing support from the Compeer team through one-to-one contact and events that connect you with other volunteers in the Compeer family.

You will also make a new friend and have the opportunity to make a difference to someone’s quality of life. If you are interested in becoming a Compeer volunteer, please contact your nearest Compeer office.

Compeer - ACT

Contact details for the Compeer Friendship Program - ACT

Phone: 0427 930 460

Email: compeer@svdp-cg.org.au

Address: PO Box 51, Deakin West ACT 2600 (attn: Compeer Program Co-ordinator)

Compeer - NSW

Contact details for the Compeer Friendship Program - NSW

Complete an application form here or contact the Compeer program in your local area:

ILLAWARRA SHOALHAVEN
PO Box 99, Warrawong NSW 2502
Ph: (02) 4276 4229 Fax: (02) 4276 4200
Email: compeer@svdpwgong.org.au

MACARTHUR-WINGECARRIBEE
Ph: (02) 4627 9180
Email: compeermacarthur@svdpwgong.org.au

HUNTER REGION
PO Box 305, Mayfield, NSW 2304
Ph: (02) 4032 3582 Fax: (02) 4967 6233
Email: compeernewcastle@vinnies.org.au

SYDNEY
PO Box 5 Petersham NSW 2049
Ph: (02) 9568 0295 Fax: (02) 9564 2097

Sydney City/South East
(Sydney CBD, Inner West, Eastern Suburbs, St George, Sutherland)
Email: compeer.sydneycitysoutheast@vinnies.org.au

Northern Sydney
(Northern suburbs, Northern beaches, Lower North Shore and Upper North Shore)
Email: compeer.northernsydney@vinnies.org.au

Western Sydney
(North West, West and South West (Excluding Campbelltown)
Email: compeer.westernsydney@vinnies.org.au

Compeer - QLD

Contact details for the Compeer Friendship Program - QLD

Phone: 0407 472 104

Email: Mandy.Coxall@svdpqld.org.au

Mail Attention: Compeer Program Coordinator, St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland

12a Rigby Street, Nambour QLD 4560

PO Box 5146, Sunshine Coast MC QLD 4560

Compeer - VIC

Contact details for the Compeer Friendship Program - VIC 

EASTERN MELBOURNE

Phone: 03 9895 5886
Fax:     03 9890 6515

Email:  compeer@svdp-vic.org.au

BENDIGO

Phone: 03 5443 0240
Fax:     03 5443 0729

Email:  compeer.bendigo@svdp-vic.org.au