Interested in becoming a Warm Line Operator?

We are expanding our Warm Line hours of operation. If you are interested in becoming a Warm Line Operator, please click the link to the right for information and for the application. Supervision for those who need to complete the 500 hours of supervised experience will be available; in addition, there are a limited number of stipends available.

Volunteer Opportunities

We are excited about your interest in volunteering or interning with Mental Health America of Virginia. Opportunities include:

Warm Line Operator (requires either certification as Peer Recovery Support or completion of the PRS training) - The Warm Line is currently open 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. weekdays and 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. weekends.

Outreach Volunteer - Helping staff our exhibit table at health fairs and community events. Could also help with distributing our program materials to health care facilities, clinics, housing programs, etc. Hours vary.

Office Volunteer - Helping compile materials for recovery education and outreach, entering program data in spreadsheets, general office assistance. As needed, generally 9 - 5 Monday-Friday.

Board of Directors or Board Committees - Event planning, resource development, communications, marketing, creative ideas - For more information, please contact Bruce Cruser, Executive Director:

Student Intern - MHAV does not provide direct clinical services, but we are able to provide graduate social work internships for students pursuing advocacy, policy and planning careers ("macro" placement). In addition, there may be opportunities for students in marketing, policy, communications, research, government or law related fields.

If you are interested in volunteering with Mental Health America of Virginia, please complete the Volunteer Application and send us a copy of your current resume.

MHAV Volunteer Application

Fax resume to (804) 447-7786 or email to