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    Work and Volunteer Experiences
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    Start Date

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    Are you presentely a student?

    Does volunteering fulfill a course requirement?

    Please Describe the Course Requirement

    Criminal History

    Have you ever been arrested?

    Have you ever been convicted of a crime?

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    Personal Information

    Program Interests (required)
    AdministrationCrisis Center"I'm Thumbody Special"Health FairsSupport GroupsOther

    Why are you interested in volunteering for MHA? (required)

    What experiences, hobbies, skills do you have which might help MHA? (required)

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    I authorize Mental Health America to contact my references that I have provided above, and to inquire about my volunteer candidacy. The above-named persons are aware that Mental Health America will contact them and MHA has my permission to discuss any relevant information.

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    volunteers make a difference!

    Volunteering is a great way to help others in need, make a community impact, meet caring people, and develop useful skills that will serve you throughout your professional and personal life. Our training program is based on mental health needs and effective practices as established by national accrediting organizations. Individuals who successfully complete the training program will have the necessary skills to provide compassionate help to anyone in need of emotional support.

    MHA Crisis Specialists provide a vital service to our community.  If you are considering joining our dedicated team of volunteers, please apply via the "Volunteer Application" button at the bottom of the page. Our next training dates are listed below.  All sessions are virtual (except the graduation party which is held at Mental Health America - Wabash Valley Region).

    Update:  Our training is being restructured.  We hope to announce our next training cohort soon!

    For any questions, please email Deanna Scowden at [email protected]

    Fill out the form below and we'll get back to you soon. Thank you for volunteering!