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Compeer volunteers are matched as mentors in one-on-one relationships with children and adults who are experiencing emotional or mental health problems. Compeer is based on the premise that friendship is the best medicine, that every age needs mentors and that children need adults they can trust.

Through mentoring, a volunteer connects a child or adult with the larger community while supporting and comforting them.

For information, call Sarah Stimm at 883-3331.

Children's Hospital of Buffalo will hold a Santa's Workshop at the hospital in December. It will be a place where patients and their siblings may buy gift items at a low cost. Volunteers are needed to help the little shoppers and to wrap their purchases.

Call the volunteer office at 878-7241 for details.

Donations of clothing in adult sizes are being sought by the Royal Threads Thrift Shop, operated by the Friends of Buffalo Psychiatric Center for its patients. Clothing in medium and larger sizes, as well as costume jewelry, shoes and accessories, is especially appreciated. Call the volunteer office at 885-2261, Ext. 2440, for pickup or additional information. Donations may also be dropped off at the main switchboard of the Strozzi Building, 400 Forest Ave.

If you have questions about other volunteer opportunities, call the Volunteer Center of the United Way at 887-2690.

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