Compeer will come to you!

Our dynamic Compeer Program at Far West Center is looking for many adult volunteers to offer friendship to adults recovering from mental illness. Compeer would love to receive more volunteers from our own hometown of Westlake! Also, it would be great to have some Bay Village volunteers sign on board, especially for our second Garden Club season at the Bay Village Community Garden.  Westlake and Bay Village bowlers are invited to be a friend to someone in need of more confidence, and enjoy bowling twice a month with us!

In Compeer, the focus is on friendship and activity, not illness and therapy. At Far West Center we have other exceptional behavioral health services that address illness and treatment needs. Compeer members are adults at a stage of their personal recovery in which it is most beneficial for them to get back out into the community. Members and volunteers go through an application process. Compeer one-to-one friendship matches are done using the selection criteria of the volunteer. Compeer has found that by having the volunteer participate in the match process, matches are more successful. 

Do you want to know more about Compeer volunteering? If you are a civic organization, business, club, church, or corporation with a local office and interested in seeing if your members could volunteer for Compeer, we can schedule a visit to your offices. We would be happy to arrange a time we can come to you and present information on Compeer volunteering! We are also willing to drop off information if you request it. To arrange a Compeer presentation and/or receive printed information, please call 440-835-6212, ext. 242, or email

If you are an individual interested in Compeer volunteering, please contact us and we can arrange a meeting with you. There is no fee or obligation required in order to meet with us. 

Compeer offers an average of three social activities per week that are facilitated by Compeer staff. They are scheduled for volunteers and members to get together and have fun.

Do not let the term "mental illness" stand in your way of finding out more about Compeer. We guarantee you will not be called upon to solve people’s issues. If you can offer warm friendship, make phone calls, volunteer four hours per month and have fun at social gatherings, you are just right for Compeer! Give us a call and Compeer can come to you!

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Volume 3, Issue 8, Posted 6:33 PM, 04.19.2011