Licensed Providers: Change lives in their community by donating one hour of counseling per

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Volunteer Providers are licensed mental health professionals who set aside one session per week for one year for a free client in the populations of their choice, starting with the military population. Services may be provided by phone, in person or using HIPAA compliant telehealth platform (provided at no charge). There is a critical need to effectively respond to the mental health needs of trauma victims and by harnessing the skills and generosity of mental health professionals, together we can provide those in need with help and hope.

We are seeing an increased strain on our military personnel and their loved ones, as the situation continues to develop, please help us to serve those who serve.

Providers simply 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, and not all providers choose to give therapy hours as their time! Many different types of providers sign up to work with GAH, but all must be licensed to provide therapy. There is a high need for video counseling by all licensed mental health professionals and we need your help.

In addition to direct counseling, Give an Hour’s providers work to reduce the stigma associated with mental health treatment and encourage 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 including:

  • Free Continuing Education
  • Free and discounted tools such as Therapy Notes, ReGroup Therapy virtual platform, listing on major referral sources
  • Free opportunities to connect with experts and professionals in your area of interest

Healing Begins with YOU

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!

To sign up: - click on GIVE HELP, or respond through VolunteerMatch.

Give an Hour

Give an Hour(tm) is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3), that harnessing the skills and generosity of licensed mental health professionals to provide those in need with help and hope. Give an Hour provides no cost mental health to specific populations, with a national focus on military and loved ones.


No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.



PO BOX 5918, BETHESDA, MD 20824, US

Mission Statement

To develop resilient individuals and communities; to grow our social impact through responsive, scalable, individualized mental health programs aimed at closing access and delivery gaps to mental health care.


Give an Hour provides innovative multimodal solutions to accessing equitable mental health services for individuals and communities. True to our founding mission, Give an Hour provides a breadth of evidence based, consumer informed therapeutic strategies to those who have experienced trauma. It's time to make mental health everyone's priority. Let's create a healthy, resilient world together.


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We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Mental Health
  • Case Work / Management
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Social Work




  • Providers offer 1 hour per week for one year. Not all providers will have a client for this time frame. Clients may be seen in person, via phone or video counseling.
  • You must be fully licensed by a mental health regulation body in the District of Columbia to qualify for this volunteer role.

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