Dear Prospective Compeer Volunteer,
Thank you for your interest in joining the Compeer Buffalo volunteer team. Our program provides an extra layer of support for individuals receiving mental health treatment. We believe that our volunteers, through the healing power of friendship, contribute to the mental well-being of those we serve. Volunteers become friends and mentors in either a 1-to-1 or group setting.
Below you will find the general volunteer eligibility requirements, a list of responsibilities for all parties to agree upon, and the volunteer application. Please set aside approximately 20 minutes of time to complete the application. To start your journey with Compeer we ask you to identify all areas of interest and we will work together to select one role in order to proceed with screening.
Once the application is received and processed by our team, we will follow up with you to discuss any questions regarding your interests, to verify information provided on the application, and move you forward to the next step. The initial outreach will be communicated to you by email/phone within 2 weeks of receipt of this application. Neither the application, nor the subsequent interview, obligates either you to accept, or Compeer to invite you to join the volunteer team. All information provided on this application is confidential.
The volunteer screening process takes approximately 30 days to complete. Once fully vetted, you will receive a response from Compeer regarding your eligibility to join the volunteer team. Once approved, if proceeding to the match process to work with a specific client, it will take approximately 30 days before you meet your new friend for the first time.