"We make a living by what we do but make a life by what we give."
- Winston Churchill
Thank you for your interest in volunteering!
Your hands, feet and heart can go a long way towards changing someone's life. We'd love to have your help here at CMHA-SF, and we believe your life will be changed by contributing to the aid of vulnerable people in the community. People who get involved with the CMHA-SF play a powerful role in enhancing the well-being of our community. Whether as a donor, a volunteer or an employee, your support and caring helps us improve the lives of people with mental health challenges.
Volunteers are individuals who care enough to reach out beyond their normal work and responsibilities in order to use their skills and energy to make a positive difference in the cause of their choice. Canadians have a rich history of volunteering and altruistic community involvement. From soup kitchens and fire departments to food banks and fundraisers volunteers strengthen the fabric of our society!
Studies show that regular volunteer activity can have a positive effect on mental and physical health. Volunteering with CMHA-SF 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.
CMHA-SF has about 40 volunteers. If not for them, we would not be able to maintain the level or variety of services currently offered.
We'd love to have your help at the CMHA-SF, and we believe that by contributing a little of your time and skills that you will be helping a vulnerable section of the community.
Volunteering at CMHA-SF offers you:
- The opportunity to meet new people and make new friends
- The opportunity to learn or practice new or maintain familiar skills
- The opportunity to make a contribution to worthwhile cause
- Responsibility for results
- References for future employers or other non profit agencies
- Experience in the field
Current Volunteer Positions Available
Board members: Caring members of our community who bring their time, skills, connections and vision to help support our organization. View our board member orientation package to learn more.
Thrift store workers: Thrift store workers play a major role in helping our organization through the funds generated in our thrift store. In addition to making an important contribution to our organization, you will be discovering treasures, sorting and pricing, setting up displays, working with cash, and making new friends.
Receptionist: As a receptionist volunteer you will be trained to answer the phone, greet folks who come to the office, and work on the computer.
Pick up and delivery volunteers: Persons who will pick up donations for the thrift store.
Handypeople: Skilled individuals who can help with repairs of CMHA-SF transition houses and the office.
Computer coaches: Help people with mental health challenges learn computer skills.
How to Apply
Please send an email to email@example.com or drop off your resume and/or cover letter at our office.