The Clubhouse, in partnership with the Breakthrough House Compeer Program, is recruiting volunteers whose primary task will be to interact with Clubhouse members. Volunteers will spend an hour or several hours talking with members and possibly working alongside them in the work units. The main goal of this program is to help Clubhouse members in developing and re-learning good social and interaction skills.
Volunteers interested in participating in this program must go through an orientation and training process from Compeer staff, where background checks must be completed. Some will also be working one-to-one with adult consumers through the Adult Compeer program.
This is a new venture in mental health, and one that is being pursued in few Clubhouses.