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Spark the Change Colorado's Mental Wellness Program

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ORGANIZATION: Metro Volunteers of Denver

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Spark the Change Colorado's Mental Wellness Program is a mental health service that provides free, short-term counseling to low-income communities in hopes of reducing barriers in receiving mental health. These services are provided free of charge to agencies and clients and are offered statewide. Last year, the Mental Wellness Program provided services to over 1,200 clients throughout the state of Colorado. ​We are seeking volunteers who are licensed or candidates for licensure in a mental health profession

Finding mental health care or therapy can be a difficult process for many. With the difficulties that people face as low-income ​individuals, there are many who also face challenges with other marginalized identities such as race, language barriers, gender, sexuality, etc. which makes finding the right help a lot more overwhelming. So often the negative stigma surrounding mental health issues and therapy prevent many from seeking the help they deserve. As the Mental Wellness Program continues to grow, we are dedicated ​to serving the community by recognizing and valuing their identities and specific needs ​and providing culturally competent mental health services free of charge.

​Licensed Mental Health (or candidates for licensure) v olunteers are needed to provide mental health services on-site through our host site partner locations (schools, shelters, churches, community organizations) or can also provide counseling in private practice settings.



​Volunteering is flexible, and our requirement is just 4 hours per month. Volunteer benefits include the opportunity to reach new and diverse clientele, free continuing education and networking opportunities, free clinical supervision for those seeking licensure, and the opportunity to give back to your community and provide a much-needed service to those who have barriers to accessing care.

Additional notes:

· Most of our clinicians are doing telehealth only, so that would require internet or phone connection. ​In person counseling is an option as well, based on the comfort level of the volunteer.

· We are ​ prioritizing Spanish language skills in the program ​to meet the high demand for bilingual counseling.

I hope you consider this opportunity, and if you are interested in learning more about becoming a mental health volunteer or if you have any other questions, just reply to this email, and let me know when you’re available to connect. I look forward to speaking with you.

Please contact Lizette Chavez at:

LChavez@sparkthechangecolorado.org

for more information

More opportunities with Metro Volunteers of Denver

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About Metro Volunteers of Denver

Location:

789 Sherman St. Suite 220, Denver, CO 80203, US

Mission Statement

To mobilize and cultivate volunteers as a vital force in our community.

Description

Metro Volunteers is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that helps individuals, families, and corporate and community groups find volunteer opportunities at diverse service organizations throughout the metro Denver area. Our capacity-building programs and services allow volunteers to work hand-in-hand with nonprofit agencies to develop strong and vibrant communities. Volunteers from across the metro Denver area share their time and talents by mending fences, painting shelters, building trails, feeding the hungry, and helping where it is needed most.

CAUSE AREAS

Health & Medicine
LGBTQ+
Race & Ethnicity
Health & Medicine, LGBTQ+, Race & Ethnicity

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

789 Sherman St. Suite 220Denver, CO 80203

(39.72867,-104.98524)
 

SKILLS

  • Mental Health
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum of 4 hours a month, Must be licensed or a candidate for licensure, insurance

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