Mental Health Volunteer (for Military, Vets and Families)

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ORGANIZATION: American Red Cross - Southern California Region


Work with the American Red Cross to teach mind-body skills to service members, veterans and their families. Strengthen families’ capacity to cope with the unique demands of a military lifestyle.

*Workshops Topics for Adults and Kids/Teens: Effective Communication, Trauma Talk, Defusing Anger, Connecting with Kids, Caregiver Module, Stress Solutions, Confident Coping*
Willingness to support the Red Cross mission and the United States military
* Provide Reconnection Workshops for military members, veterans and their families (currently virtual)
* Work under the supervision of Regional Service to the Armed Forces Lead
* Perform duties within the scope of licensure and training
* Stay up-to-date on mental health research and practices for military, veterans and their families
* Record volunteer hours per Red Cross policy


  • Must be fully vaccinated no later than December 31 with required supporting documentation. Note that fully vaccinated means at least two weeks after the final dose of vaccine.
  • 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.
  • Available to mentor and co-teach training with new facilitators
  • Personal or professional experience working with the military a plus
Sign-up to volunteer today ! Please email questions to Kari Strain, the Sr. Volunteer Recruiter Specialist, at or (509) 679-8795.

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About American Red Cross - Southern California Region


600 Parkcenter Dr, Santa Ana, CA 92705, US

Mission Statement

to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.


to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.


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


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Anaheim, CA 92802



  • Mental Health
  • Community Outreach
  • Family Therapy
  • Public Speaking
  • Nursing
  • Counseling / Mental Health


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Lead a minimum of 2 workshops per year
  • 2 hours of self-paced online training

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