Volunteer With Us

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.

Volunteering with CMHA Vernon also provides an opportunity for social contact and interaction. Volunteers represent the best in our communities. You too can make a difference by becoming a volunteer. When you do, you become part of a helping network – part of a caring community.

It doesn’t matter how much or how little time you have to offer. All that matters is that you have the desire to get involved!

Good Morning Program

The Good Morning Program is a free telephone service for seniors or
people who live alone and feel isolated in the community. Phone calls are
made Monday-Friday, including holidays, by trained volunteers.
Participants can be referred by care providers, family, and friends, or self-referrals can be made.
Each call is non-intrusive and non-judgmental and provides social
interaction. We listen, provide support and offer referrals when needed.
Training is approximately 4 hours. Shifts are Monday-Sunday 8:00 am – 10:00 am.

For more information, please contact Serenity
[email protected] or 250-542-3114 ext. 245

You can apply to volunteer by filling out the Good Morning application
form. A member of our team will contact you.

Good Morning Program Volunteer Application

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  • Please answer the following questions as fully as possible.
  • Emergency Contact

  • References

  • Please list two non-family references:

Crisis Line

Ever wanted to give back to your community in a meaningful and enriching way? Now is your chance. Volunteers are a vital part of The Crisis Line. Every year, our volunteers contribute more than 35,000 hours to our 24-hour crisis line, providing access to help and support.

Our volunteers are carefully screened and fully trained prior to taking calls. Volunteers also receive ongoing professional support. Experienced volunteers learn many life and communication skills which are transferable in other aspects of their lives.

The demand on our service is growing substantially and working on our crisis lines is a way to make a real difference in the community. Each time you answer the phone or respond to a chat, you know you’ve made a difference.

For more information about volunteering, https://cmhavernon.ca/crisis-line/ or call 250-542-3114 ext. 236.

You can apply to volunteer by filling it out the Crisis Line Volunteer application form. A crisis line program staff person will contact you within three business days.

Step 1 of 2 - *Please note: You must be 19 years of age to answer calls on the crisis line.

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Trans Peer Support Volunteer

The Trans Peer Support Program is a peer led community based social support service run by peers with lived experience. We offer a safe space that provides an opportunity to engage in knowledge exchange, resource sharing, social connection, mentorship and personal growth.

Volunteer duties include:

  • To attend mandatory training
  • To provide one-on-one support to trans, gender diverse and Two Spirit youth (16 and over), adults and their families/caregivers who live in the North Okanagan
  • To provide resources, when needed
  • Honorarium provided

For more information please contact us at [email protected] or 250-542-3114 ext.228

You can apply to volunteer by filling it out the Trans Peer Volunteer application form. A member of our team will contact you.  

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Care to Speak Peer Support Volunteer

Care to Speak is searching for individuals who have current or previous experience working in either  the healthcare or social services field and would be interested in volunteering their time to provide peer support to our service users. 

Interested applicants should be empathetic, non-judgmental, open-minded, open to feedback, have access to – and are comfortable operating – a computer, respect the confidentiality of others, and can commit to volunteering one day per week for a 1-year term.  

Interested parties must complete online training prior to starting their role and can expect to volunteer one day per week. The Canadian Mental Health Association of BC will provide ongoing support to volunteers.

Applicants must be residing in BC and over the age of 19. Applicants must provide two references must be provided and complete a criminal record check.   

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please complete the form below. A representative from the Canadian Mental Health Association of BC will be in touch. 

To learn more about the volunteer responsibilites click here.

Name:(Required)
MM slash DD slash YYYY
Address:(Required)
With your experience in mind, please choose which sector you would like to be a Peer Support Volunteer for:(Required)
Was your experience volunteer or work related?(Required)
Are there any issues or topics that you find difficult to talk about?(Required)
Are you willing to commit to 30-hours of online training for this volunteer position?(Required)
After training will you be able commit to a 4-hours shift?
The daily Care to Speak shifts occur Monday-Friday: 9-1pm, 1-5pm, 5-9pm

Please List Two Professional References:

Your references must be aware that we will be contacting them prior to us calling.
Reference 1 Name:(Required)
Reference #2 Name:(Required)

Emergency Contact:

Name:(Required)

Consent:

I am 19 years of age or older:(Required)
I understand that the contents of my application will be seen by CMHA and SafeCare BC(Required)
I agree to abide by the policies and procedures as defined by the Canadian Mental Health Association should I be chosen as a volunteer.(Required)

 

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