Volunteer

Want to help promote mental wellness in the community?

Review current needs on our Volunteer Opportunities page, select opportunities matching your interests, skills, and availability, then complete and submit the Volunteer Application below.

Compeer

Age Eligibility: Adults Only (18+)

Contact Email: Angela Garlins
Contact Phone: 704.365.3454

Become a friend (companion/peer) to someone with mental illness, and you will help them in many ways. Persons matched with a Compeer volunteer often experience fewer hospitalizations, have increased self-esteem, and they are more likely to adhere to their medication and treatment programs. For additional information about the Compeer program, click here.

 

Internships

Age Eligibility: Adults Only (18+)

Contact Email: Andrea Towner
Contact Phone: 704.365.3454

MHA has limited unpaid seasonal internship opportunities which can support Advocacy/Public Policy, Compeer, Development, Education, and ParentVOICE programs. Clinical supervision is not available. Because MHA has limited internships, this is a competitive process. Please email your resume to mha@mhacentralcarolinas.org and see below steps.

Requirement for this Position:
Please complete the “Become a Volunteer” form and utilize Time/Availability section to describe your internships requirements.

MHA Board of Directors

Age Eligibility: Adults Only (18+)

Contact Email: Andrea Towner
Contact Phone: 704.365.3454

Our Board of Directors leads MHA of Central Carolinas in its role as the community’s leading voice to promote mental wellness, to reduce stigma, and to advocate for effective mental health services. The Board establishes policies and objectives, and then translates these objectives into action through individual and committee efforts to ensure balanced programs. The Board is also responsible for overseeing the financial health of MHA.

MHA Committees

Age Eligibility: Adults Only (18+)

Contact Email: Andrea Towner
Contact Phone: 704.365.3454

Several of the MHA Board’s standing committees incorporate a limited number of community volunteers with relevant interest and expertise. Committees include Development, Human Resources, Community Engagement, and Advocacy & Public Policy. Additionally, MHA’s ParentVOICE program incorporates community volunteers through an Advisory Committee.

MHA Storytellers

Age Eligibility: Adults Only (18+)

Contact Email: Andrea Towner
Contact Phone: 704.365.3454

Volunteers are trained on the mission, vision, purpose, and history of the MHA. Once trained, Storytellers are called upon to represent the MHA or accompany staff to various health fairs, civic presentations, campus or church meetings, etc. Storytellers typically have a true personal recovery story to share as a way to ultimately help break the stigma of mental illness.

ParentVOICE Support

Age Eligibility: Adults Only (18+)

Contact Email: Candace Wilson
Contact Phone: 704.365.3454

MHA’s ParentVOICE program educates, supports, and empowers parents and caregivers of youth with emotional, behavioral, and mental health issues. Staff teaches families how to navigate the mental health, education and judicial systems and how to be their children’s best advocates. Volunteers can help lead activities at monthly support group meetings for parents/caregivers, grandparents, or youth, or may provide meals or child care for younger siblings.

Seasonal Projects

Age Eligibility: Adults Only (18+)

Contact Email: Andrea Towner
Contact Phone: 704.365.3454

We have varied project needs on a seasonal basis. These projects might include research, curriculum development, or assistance with administrative tasks in the office or at special events.

Social Media Specialist

Age Eligibility: Adults Only (18+)

Contact Email: Andrea Towner
Contact Phone: 704.365.3454

Share expertise to help develop a social media communication strategy and annual plan for increasing community engagement and raise awareness of MHA’s mission and brand. Can be short term project or monthly commitment.

Requirement for this Position:
Professional experience in social media strategies

Spanish Translator

Age Eligibility: Adults Only (18+)

Contact Email: Tatiana Leon, Bilingual Mental Health Educator (pictured)
Contact Phone: 704.365.3454

Seeking bilingual volunteers to help translate MHA materials and mental health resources to support the Latino community.

Speakers Bureau

Age Eligibility: Adults Only (18+)

Contact Email: Andrea Towner
Contact Phone: 704.365.3454

If you are a mental health professional, expert or advocate, and would like to volunteer to speak on a mental health topic, consider joining our Speakers Bureau. MHA will offer to the community a menu (list) of local mental health (or related) professionals and their preferred topics. MHA will promote speakers and their topics on our website as well as in printed materials, and facilitate coordination of speaking engagements throughout the year.

Special Events Volunteers

Age Eligibility: Adults Only (18+)

Contact Email: Andrea Towner
Contact Phone: 704.365.3454

Want to take a hands-on approach? Volunteers are always needed to help with special events throughout the year, but especially prior to May and October events.

Interested in becoming a volunteer?  Complete this form.