As a Compeer volunteer, you will be matched in a one-to-one friendship with a socially isolated adult living with a mental illness. You will meet together in a public setting and enjoy your planned social activities. Meetings occur on a regular basis, for a period of at least 12 months. This commitment allows you to build an authentic friendship and have a lot of fun in the process. You might enjoy a coffee and chat together, go to a sporting event, have lunch or see a movie, or go to a Compeer Social event. It’s up to the both of you to decide.

Position Requirements

  • Over the age of 18
  • Friendly, accepting and looking for an enjoyable volunteer opportunity
  • Looking for a flexible volunteering opportunity that fits into your current lifestyle
  • 1 hour weekly commitment for 12 months
  • You will receive training and ongoing support from the Compeer team through one-to-one contact and events that connect you with other volunteers in the Compeer family.


Canberra region.

Time Commitment

4 hours a month for 12 months


To apply please contact:

Gwendolyn Goon

Youth Liaison Officer – Tertiary, St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn





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