Thank you for your interest in volunteering!
CMHA BC is a volunteer-driven organization that depends on volunteers like you to help us to develop our vision and provide services.
Studies show that regular volunteer activity can have a positive effect on mental and physical health. Volunteering with CMHA provides the opportunity to build skills, learn more about mental health and meet new people, while helping build a more caring community. Because of the benefits of volunteering, we especially encourage those personally affected by mental illness to volunteer.
We can use help in many different areas of interest and skill:
- participation on our board and advisory committees
- community displays and presentations
- mental health information referral
- writing for Visions journal
- community event planning
- resource development/fundraising
Here are some volunteer positions we currently have open:
Mental Health Information and Referral Volunteer
Help answer email and phone inquiries from the public with emotional support and referral to community resources. This 4-hour per week position is ideal for part-time or retired mental health professionals or educators, or former distress line workers.
Gain experience maintaining websites by helping maintain an extensive mental health and substance use information website, www.heretohelp.bc.ca. This 3-hour per week position would include posting and updating content, site maintenance such as fixing links, managing files and preparing images, quality assurance and search engine optimization.