Mental Health Association GC (MHAGC)

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • People with Disabilities
  • Veterans & Military Families


6323 N. Avondale AvenueSuite 252Chicago, IL 60631 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

MISSION The mission of MHAGC is to maximize the mental and emotional wellness of our communities by promoting prevention and increasing empowerment through our education and support programs. VISION The Mental Health Association of Greater Chicago is working to ensure that all members of our community have the opportunity to live full lives, free from the stigma and prejudice associated with mental health issues. We strive to empower individuals to maintain and improve their mental health; while giving people with the tools necessary to identify situations in which they should seek help for themselves or someone close to them.


Welcome to the MHAGC volunteer page!

Thank you for considering MHAGC; we are delighted that are you interested in learning more about us and what we do. Volunteers form the core of our organization. We believe that volunteers are front and central to our success as we work to expand our reach and realize our vision. Please see or call us for more information about us, our programs and/or services.

There are a number of steps involved in becoming volunteer:

1) Select a volunteer position!
2) After reviewing your request, we will reach out to you by email to begin the process. Please attach your resume.
3) If you are a good match for a position, you will be invited to come into the MHAGC office for an introductory meeting or to schedule a time to talk on the phone.
4) The volunteer packet will be presented, reviewed and signed. As some of our programs contain information and content that is proprietary, you may be asked to complete a confidentiality and conflict of interest agreement.
5) Volunteering can begin!

Please note: MHAGC volunteer positions focus on leadership, outreach, fundraising, and administration. Other than the support group roles (still in development) we cannot offer volunteer positions that have direct contact with individuals with mental illness or mental health related issues.


Would you recommend Mental Health Association GC (MHAGC)?
11 reviews Write a review
by Jaclyn K. (July 22, 2018)
The work they do is so important, and it’s a very fulfilling place to volunteer. Great people with a great mission!
by Melissa B. (July 12, 2018)
Great organization to volunteer with. Great vision and mission. I highly recommend volunteering for them.
by Irene R. (July 10, 2018)
I've been volunteering for MHAGC for one year. I've enjoyed the work very much because I know, first hand, that MHAGC makes a difference. The other volunteers are great to work with. MHAGC needs support and each volunteer brings their unique way to support the cause. The organization isn't perfect, but their heart is in the right place, and I've never met an organization that was perfect, anyway.
by Daniel P. (July 9, 2018)
MHAGC is a great organization. The programs they run in schools are so important, volunteering here has been incredibly fulfilling. Great people to work with!
by Sophia C. (July 9, 2018)
Mental Health Association has the kindest people and are truly passionate about fulfilling their mission statement and are a pleasure to work with. From going to high schools to doing presentations and providing services, they are tops. I recommend anyone who is looking for an opportunity to volunteer for a greater cause, to consider MHAGC!
by Jessica W. from The Woodlands, TX (August 19, 2014)
I expressed interest in volunteering for them on July 10th. I finally got a response on August 8th, almost a month later. The response only included a phone number and said "call at your earliest convenience." It said nothing about the details of the opportunity. By that time, I had already started volunteering elsewhere. Seems like they're not that interested in gaining volunteers.

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