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Compeer Rochester’s Adult Program pairs community volunteers with adults living with mental health challenges. These volunteers and adults spend four hours a month together out in the Greater Rochester community, enjoying our region’s rich cultural, recreational and educational offerings and opportunities such as museums, parks, music and art, cafes and restaurants, sports venues, and much more! 

Participating adults are referred to Compeer by mental health professionals who know that the friendship and mentoring we provide can be profoundly therapeutic against the isolation, anxiety, and other painful elements of mental illness. Our goal is that the volunteer/adult match be a source of wellness for both. 

Our special volunteers are thoroughly screened and trained for their important work and matched according to their preferences, and the matches are supported every step of the way by Compeer Rochester staff. We organize regular gatherings and events for the matches such as Coffee Clubs, Bingo games, park outings, and healthy meals with other matches, and provide assistance and encouragement in myriad other ways.

Our Adult Program also offers Compeer Calling, through which volunteers make regular calls to adults awaiting one-to-one matches.

Looking to Volunteer?  

Adults who can benefit from our supportive friendship model are awaiting matches in our community. Volunteer with us and enrich two lives!

If you’re seeking to volunteer, be matched with a volunteer, or have other questions, connect with our Adult Program Coordinators:

If you are interested in referring someone to our program, you may download, print, and send the referral form. Please note that the paperwork must be filled out and submitted by a Mental Health Professional.