THIS POSITION INCLUDES time spent with specific consumers at Garden Place and also out in the community. Activities include learning the bus system, helping someone become more comfortable in the community, movies, coffee, board games, arts & crafts, or just lending a listening ear.
ONE OF THE MAJOR BENEFITS of this type of volunteerism is that the consumer is empowered through the presence of you-the volunteer-to live a more socially integrated life. A sad fact of mental illness is that often people simply want to isolate at home. Companion volunteers help our consumers feel less lonely while also becoming more socially connected and thus more independent