Give an Hour(tm) is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3), founded in September 2005. At Give an Hour we believe that within our communities we have the resources to address many of the challenges that face society - challenges that often result in emotional pain and suffering. By harnessing the skills and generosity of citizens across our nation and around the world, we provide those in need with help and hope.
Since 2005 we have focused on providing free mental health care to active duty, National Guard and Reserve service members, veterans, and their families. In 2016, we began expanding our efforts to address the mental health needs of other populations.
What does being a Give an Hour Provider mean?
Volunteer mental health professionals in Give an Hour’s network have simply opted to sign up on our website as ready and available to assist someone when the need arises. Not all mental health professionals will have a client all year. Many different types of providers sign up to work with GAH. Providers commit to set aside one session per week for one year for a free client in the populations of their choice, starting with the military population.
In addition to direct counseling, Give an Hour’s network of volunteer professionals are working to reduce the stigma associated with mental health treatment. GAH's Campaign to Change Direction has created a common language that allows us to recognize five key signs of emotional suffering in ourselves and others and encourages us to care for our mental well-being and the mental well-being of others. The commitment is flexible and Give an Hour works with you to ensure you are receiving the information, training and tools to be successful!
Become a Give an Hour Provider Today
One hour a week can truly make a difference in someone’s life. If you are a licensed mental health professional carrying malpractice insurance, visit our registration page for additional information on how you can serve as a provider in the Give an Hour network. Opportunities are available for non-licensed volunteers as well!
What’s in it for me?
Give an Hour understands that providers are very busy professionals. We provide access to FREE continuing education, FREE distance therapy platforms, FREE listings on major referral sites such as HelpPro, FREE and DISCOUNTED tools such as Therapy Notes, and Mobile Therapy. We have clinicians on staff to help connect you to additional opportunities as they arise.
To sign up: www.giveanhour.org - click on GIVE HELP.
- Mental Health
- Counseling / Mental Health
- Community Outreach
- Family Therapy
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Requirements & Commitment
- min of 52 hours per year
- licensed to practice in Virginia