Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+
Be a Friend/Mentor to Someone in Need in Bethlehem Area
Friendship is a powerful medicine and making friends to help change lives is what Compeer is all about.
Through Compeer of the Lehigh Valley we match volunteers from the community with members in need of friendship. Our volunteers spend a minimum of four hours a month (1 hour a week) with a member who is in stable mental health recovery engaging in activities they both enjoy. Volunteers and their matches can do a variety of things together such as going for a walk, chatting over a cup of coffee, talking, playing cards, etc. Volunteers and their matches determine the activities, time, and place to meet, just like you would in a regular friendship. Volunteering with our program helps our members feel less lonely and isolated, and often result in true friendships that last a lifetime.
Compeer of the Lehigh Valley has also added a similar service for veterans, called CompeerCorps. Compeer Corps was designed to create a network of military veterans to provide peer mentoring friendships to guardian service members. The goals of the CompeerCorps are to enhance the veteran's self-esteem and self-worth, improve connectedness to civilian society, reduce dependency on emergency services, reduce stigmas through friendship, and to create a strong and supportive environment to successfully lead our veterans on the road to recovery. They sacrificed so much for us, now lets do our part to show them that we still care and that they are just as important. If you know a veteran in need of a friendship, or a veteran who is interested in volunteering with other veterans, we are waiting to hear from them.
For more information you can contact us by clicking the Express Interest button below...
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