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Are you a licensed mental health or physical health provider? Become an RVP Volunteer Health Provider!


You can change, and save, the lives of post-9/11 veterans, active duty service members (including National Guard), and military families in Oregon and Southwest Washington!

Hundreds of volunteer mental health and physical health providers, and clinics, are donating care that advances community health equity.

It is easy to volunteer with RVP - apply online, get welcomed and oriented, and start volunteering, whenever it fits your schedule!

When veterans, service members, and families are struggling, in pain, and can’t get the care they need, we are a trusted community resource for free mental health and physical health services that heal and prevent homelessness, unemployment, broken relationships, and suicide.

Having the financial roadblock removed allowed me to access quality care and support when I needed it the most, and it is something I will forever be grateful for. - Ben, Navy Veteran and RVP Client

*Telehealth providers are greatly needed!

Top 5 Benefits of Volunteering

  • Volunteer when it's convenient for you
  • Get free continuing education trainings
  • Give back to your community and those who served our country
  • Grow and diversify your practice
  • Learn something new

How to Get Started
Step 1 - Apply

Complete our volunteer application form. After receiving your application, we'll email you to schedule orientation. Wondering if volunteering is right for you? Go ahead and apply! Completing an application doesn't lock you into volunteering. We'll work with you to find a level of volunteering that fits your schedule.

Step 2 - Welcome and Orientation

We'll ensure you have what you need to confidently work with post-9/11 veterans, service members, and military families!

  • 30-minute welcome call
  • 2 hours of self-paced online orientation (veterans or STAR Providers may skip this)
Step 3 - Volunteer

You choose when, how, and how often!
  • Clients find you in our online directory
  • Clients contact you directly for appointments
  • The only difference is free appointments!
  • Update your availability for accepting clients
  • Record your volunteer service hours
Mental Health and Physical Health Specialties We're Accepting:
  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic Care
  • Drug and Alcohol Counseling
  • Massage Therapy (LMTs/LMPS must have a public office space to serve RVP Clients)
  • Mental Health Counseling (LPC, LMHC, LCSW, LMFT, Psychologist, and Psychiatrist, interns)
  • Naturopathic Medicine
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
One of the great things about RVP is that there’s flexibility in your schedule. You can go to the website, it’s easy, you can change your availability and then when we felt comfortable accepting new RVP clients, just go online, change your availability to open, and people are able to call and schedule. - Cydney, RVP Volunteer Chiropractor

Please don't delay!
Join our volunteer network today!

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650 NE HOLLADAY ST, Suite 1600, PMB#174, PORTLAND, OR 97232, US

Mission Statement

The Returning Veterans Project connects post-9/11 veterans, service members, and their families to free, confidential mental and physical health services in Oregon and Southwest Washington.


Recent events in Afghanistan serve as a poignant reminder that for untold numbers of these veterans and family members, the lifelong battle for physical and mental health is just beginning. Improving the health and wellness of our veterans and their families is one struggle we can all face together

Since RVP was founded in 2005, we have helped over 3,400 post-9/11 veterans, service members, and families get free, confidential mental and physical health services. Access to our network of volunteer providers has saved lives in our military-connected community!

If you are a licensed healthcare provider practicing Oregon or Southwest Washington, please consider giving back by volunteering through RVP.

Please help us support these deserving veterans and family members who first served us. We need licensed mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, alcohol and substance abuse counselors, and somatic health care providers such as chiropractors, naturopathic doctors, acupuncturists, and physical therapists.

Volunteering with RVP is flexible to your schedule! See how volunteering works at

Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Veterans & Military Families


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Portland, OR 97232



  • Acupuncture
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Veteran Care
  • Social Work
  • Family Therapy




  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteering with RVP has no minimum time commitment. You choose when, how, and how often to serve.
  • We need licensed mental health counselors, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, alcohol and substance abuse counselors, acupuncturists, naturopathic doctors, chiropractors, and physical therapists in Oregon and SW Washington

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