Want to put your mental health license to use when volunteering? Help Service Members by becoming a Reconnection Workshop Facilitator or Coping with Deployments Instructor.
If you are a Clinically Licensed Behavioral Health Practitioner, we have an incredible volunteer opportunity and upcoming training in February 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.
What is this program?
The American Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces is offering virtual resiliency workshops to help guide members of the military and veteran communities on various topics centered around coping and communication skills. All workshops are live, interactive, and virtual and are facilitated by Red Cross mental health volunteers. Participants are encouraged to share in the discussion as though they were in person together. The goal of each workshop is to provide a safe, educational space for participants to discuss challenges and concerns and learn the tools to build upon their natural resilience.
The workshops are open to anyone with a military veteran affiliation - this includes partners, donors, service members, spouses, friends and staff members, 18-years and up. They are offered over the Zoom platform and led by licensed/credentialed mental health professionals.
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 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 redcross.org/volunteer
Veterans & Military Families
We'll work with your schedule.
225 Prado RdSuite ASan Luis Obispo, CA93401
January 19, 2021
Counseling / Mental Health
Must be at least 21
Orientation or Training
Facilitate a minimum of two classes 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.