August’s Volunteer of the Month
For many nonprofits, volunteers are truly the backbone of the organization; nothing could be truer for Compeer Rochester. Without our amazingly generous and thoughtful volunteers, Compeer wouldn’t exist. The entire Compeer mission, which strives to help build bridges and stop the stigma that surrounds mental illness, has proven to be as successful as it is, because of a community of such giving individuals.
Each month, we make it a point to highlight a particular volunteer who has made a significant impact with Compeer. Through the nominations of our coordinators, we have the hard job of choosing just one individual a month to say a special thanks to.
For the month of August, Laura was nominated by her coordinator, Daniel Cadet.
“Laura has been the most consistent and dedicated volunteer I’ve inherited since I started at Compeer back in 2014,” Daniel says. Her relationship with her match Samuel has morphed into a genuine friendship and the fun they have together is evident.
Daniel comments, “Laura has a great sense of humor and is very active in Samuel’s life, as well as his own siblings.” Laura is not afraid to advocate for her mentee and is always willing to go the extra mile to help recruit more Compeer volunteers for our youth program.
Lastly, Daniel remarks, “she is kind of a perfect example of what true volunteerism really is.”
From everyone here at Compeer, we want to thank you, Laura, for all your time, compassion, and dedication that you’ve shown in helping to improve the lives of others and helping to stop the stigma!