Volunteer Opportunities

Review current needs on our Volunteer Opportunities page, select opportunities matching your interests, skills, and availability, then complete and submit the Volunteer Application below. Spreading Hope, Spurring Action, Supporting Families, Saving Lives!

Administrative Support


Age Eligibility: Adults Only (18+)


Contact Email:

Andrea Towner


Contact Phone: 704-365-3454 x223


Volunteer with excellent skills in Microsoft Office, willing to help create new documents, spreadsheets and marketing materials. Other tasks may include data entry for mailing lists and outcomes tracking, making copies for trainings or events, preparing mailings, and website administration.


Requirement for this Position:
Attention to detail. 2 hours or more, weekly or every 2 weeks.



Compeer


Age Eligibility: Adults Only (18+)


Contact Email:

Sal Caraco


Contact Phone: 704.365.4380


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:

Kate McAllister


Contact Phone: 704.365.3454


MHA has unpaid internship opportunities which can support Advocacy/Public Policy, Compeer, Development, Education, Multicultural Advocacy and ParentVOICE programs. Clinical supervision is not available.


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 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 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, Special Event, Human Resources, and Advocacy & Public Policy. Additionally, MHA's ParentVOICE program incorporates community volunteers through an Advisory Council.



MHA Storytellers


Age Eligibility: Adults Only (18+)


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:

Barbara Baker


Contact Phone: 980.406.1258


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 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.



Speakers Bureau


Age Eligibility: Adults Only (18+)


Contact Phone: 704.365.3454


If you are a mental health professional 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 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 in preparation for May's Mental Health Awareness month events.



Volunteer Opportunities