Volunteer Applicant Reference Form

Volunteer applicants are required to submit references in support of their application to the volunteer program. Whether they are interested in assisting with activities, becoming a one-on-one mentor, or a phone buddy, it is helpful to learn more about the applicant from personal and professional connections in the applicant’s life. Click here to learn more about these opportunities.

  • Professional Reference is someone the applicant knows through a work or school connection. Can be a current/former supervisor, colleague, faculty member, coach, etc.
  • Personal Reference is someone the applicant knows through a family or friend connection. Can be a parent, immediate family member, extended family member, or friend.

One-on-One Mentors: Three (3) references required. Minimum of one personal and one professional reference.

Phone Buddy: Three (3) references required. Minimum of one personal and one professional reference.

Group Mentoring Volunteer: One reference required, either personal or professional.

Compeer prefers to receive references in writing. Please complete the online reference form below. All information received as a part of this reference will be held confidential by program staff; however, portions of it can be subpoenaed by a court of law.

Click to submit reference online

If you have any difficulty completing this online form, prefer to set up a time to complete the reference check via phone, or have questions about the reference check process, please contact Lisa Johnson, Director of Volunteer Engagement at (716) 883-3331 ext. 312 or lisa@compeerbuffalo.org.