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ORGANIZATION: American Red Cross Central California Region


Help Service Members by Becoming a Red Cross Mental Health Volunteer!

If you are a Clinically Licensed Behavioral Health Practitioner, we have an incredible volunteer opportunity and upcoming training that allows mental health professionals to make a difference in their military community!

The Red Cross teaches resiliency skills through three impactful programs-Coping with Deployments, Reconnection Workshops, and Mind-Body Workshops. The programs provide tools to address the challenges and stress of military life and reintegration with family and community.

All resiliency programs are confidential and led by licensed mental health professionals with additional Red Cross training.

Eligibility Requirement: Master’s level or higher mental health professional with independent, clinical and unencumbered license in one of the following disciplines: Psychiatry, Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, School Counseling/Psychology; Nursing (APN or CS in Mental Health area; RN’s who are board certified in Psy/MH).

Note: To be eligible, you must have an independent license and not be under clinical supervision.

The Red Cross leverages a network of more than 17,000 volunteers to deliver services at Red Cross offices in communities across the country and on more than 100 military installations around the world - including Djibouti, Romania, Poland, Iraq, Kuwait, and right in our backyards at Lemoore Naval Air Station, Camp Roberts, Vandenberg Air Force, and Naval Base Ventura County.

You can also learn more about Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces on our website:

You can also learn more about Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces on our website:

Training Schedule: The training will take place over three days. Trainings will start at 8:00 am each day. (Please note the time may be adjusted for a later start time due to applicants joining from the Pacific Islands). All participants are required to be present for the entire time of their training.

· Thursday 5 November - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm - Adult Reconnection Workshop Training

· Friday 6 November - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm - Mind/Body Workshop Training

· Saturday 7 November - 8:00 am to 3:00 pm - Child/Teen Workshop Training

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About American Red Cross Central California Region


1300 W. Shaw Ave., Ste. 4B, Fresno, CA 93711, US

Mission Statement

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.


Types of volunteer opportunities may include:

Boots on the Ground -- Your role could be to respond to home fires and other emergencies in your community, conduct in-home smoke alarm installations, or working in a wildfire shelter providing safe accommodations.

Instructor/Presenter positions to deliver education programs focused on preparedness, disasters and how to "Be Red Cross Ready" to adults and youth.

Working behind the Scenes positions include Keep the Red Cross Running -- Your role could be administrative/office support, scheduling shifts for your fellow volunteers, or logistics management to ensure disaster relief operations have the necessary supplies and equipment.

Lead the Way -- "Leadership" volunteers guide our efforts, inspire our volunteers and hold us accountable to the highest standards. Your role could be to lead a small team of fellow volunteers, act as an advisor to a Red Cross Club for youth, or support local Red Cross services by joining an advisory board or the Board of Directors.

Tell the Red Cross Story -- Communications & Outreach volunteers educate the public about Red Cross services and stories in your community. By getting our message out, you'll educate people in need about how we can help, while attracting volunteers and donors to the mission.

You can make a difference today at by becoming a volunteer at


Crisis Support
Veterans & Military Families
Community, Crisis Support, Veterans & Military Families


We'll work with your schedule.


225 Prado Rd.San Luis Obispo, CA 93401



  • Mental Health
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Veteran Care
  • Public Speaking
  • Social Work


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Facilitate a minimum of two times per year.
  • Facilitate a minimum of two times per year. Actively participate in and complete all course pre-work and training modules. Submit program evaluation forms within three days of participation. Facilitate alone or with another facilitator.

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