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.
Contact details for the Compeer Friendship Program - ACT
Phone: 0427 930 460
Address: PO Box 51, Deakin West ACT 2600 (attn: Compeer Program Co-ordinator)
Contact details for the Compeer Friendship Program - NSW
Complete an application form here or contact the Compeer program in your local area:
PO Box 99, Warrawong NSW 2502
Ph: (02) 4276 4229 Fax: (02) 4276 4200
Ph: (02) 4627 9180
PO Box 305, Mayfield, NSW 2304
Ph: (02) 4032 3582 Fax: (02) 4967 6233
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)
(Northern suburbs, Northern beaches, Lower North Shore and Upper North Shore)
(North West, West and South West (Excluding Campbelltown)
Contact details for the Compeer Friendship Program - QLD
Phone: 0407 472 104
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
Contact details for the Compeer Friendship Program - VIC
Phone: 03 9895 5886
Fax: 03 9890 6515
Phone: 03 5443 0240
Fax: 03 5443 0729