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Request a Volunteer

Anyone currently involved in mental health therapy (in a hospital, day treatment program, mental health clinic, rehabilitation program or with a private practitioner) can request a referral to Compeer from his/her therapist.  Compeer will then make every effort to arrange a volunteer as quickly as possible.  Unfortunately, the wait may be long, as volunteers are matched according to their need for location, age, and interest specifications.  Compeer matches gender to gender and male volunteers are not as available as female.


  •  The volunteer will agree to meet with you approximately four hours  a month for at least one year. The schedule of your meetings should be mutually agreed upon between you and your volunteer.
  • Alcohol and non-prescription drugs are not to be a part of any activity with your Compeer volunteer.
  • Your Compeer volunteer will be a supportive friend/mentor, not a counselor or therapist. 
  • Both you and the volunteer should share the costs involved in outings.
  • Your participation in the Compeer program is strictly voluntary.  


For more information on Compeer,

please call the Jamestown office at (716) 487-2956,

Dunkirk office at (716) 366-7792 Ext. 208, 

or 1-800-887-7337.




200 HARRISON STREET JAMESTOWN, NY 14701 (716) 487-2956 FAX (716) 484-3989

715 CENTRAL AVENUE DUNKIRK, NY 14048 (716) 366-7792 EXT. 208 FAX (716) 366-7840


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