Companis Worker Joan Benner is in service to the “forgotten people,’’ our mentally ill, homeless and addicted neighbors that some might cross the street to avoid.
A small silk rug brought in $600.
A porcelain owl, $600.
A large folio Frank Lloyd Wright book, $350.
A gold ring with small diamonds, $450.Read more
A World of Difference
For Companis Worker Abid Bhatti, it’s about bringing vital, life-saving information to mentally ill patients, their families and professionals in the field.Read more
What is Companis?
Companis fills staffing gaps of nonprofit agencies with volunteer professionals.
How we do it
Companis thoughtfully matches skilled volunteer professionals seeking service opportunities with agencies that need them but would otherwise not be able to afford them.
Why Companis matters
Because people of heart want to serve, nonprofit agencies need help, and our neighbors benefit. Companis does what would otherwise go undone.
How Companis Works
Companis is a Seattle-based nonprofit organization that addresses gaps in quality professional staffing experienced by nonprofit agencies due to budget limitations and the growing requests for service provision among our neighbors in crisis.
Companis matches volunteer professionals with nonprofit agencies in need of staffing assistance. Companis offers an opportunity for service to individuals who seek to work for justice among our neighbors. In addition to a core group of full-time volunteer professionals who commit to working for client agencies for at least one year (and who may receive a stipend), Companis also serves as a matchmaker to connect talented part-time volunteers from the community with nonprofits who need their specialized skills.
The agencies helped by Companis may be young and not yet financially self-supporting, or they may be established agencies trying to expand services or begin pilot projects.
If you would like to serve through Companis, if you know a nonprofit agency that would benefit from staffing assistance, or if you would like to support this mission among our neighbors... please contact Companis. If you would like to serve with Companis, please fill out the Companis Worker Application.