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: 02 6234 7309

Email: compeer@svdp-cg.org.au

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

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