Get Involved

Volunteering at CMHA

Our Organization

CMHA (Vancouver-Burnaby) is a volunteer-driven organization that depends on volunteers to help us to develop our vision of mental wellness and provide services to those in need.  Annually, over 350 volunteers contribute almost 4000  hours  of community service.  At conservative rates, this adds over  $150,000  of additional staffing to both CMHA and the wider  community.

Why Volunteer?

Studies show that regular volunteer activity can have a positive  effect on mental and physical health. Volunteering with CMHA provides  the opportunity to build skills, learn more about mental  health and  meet new people, while helping build a more caring community. Volunteering at CMHA is a wonderful way to help decrease the stigma associated with mental illness. By raising awareness, volunteers are actively promoting acceptance towards all mental health issues.








Other Benefits of Volunteering

  • Meet new people
  • Build self-esteem and confidence
  • Develop a new skill or build on existing ones
  • Personal Growth/Personal Empowerment
  • Make a difference! Give back to your community

Volunteer Opportunities

Special Events 

  • Wrapping Up Hope Campaign - Volunteers have fun wrapping gifts as a fundraiser to raise money to support CMHA programs and services. December 2015
  • Mental Health Voices - Annual fundraising event honoring public figures who have made a contribution to mental health awareness. October 2015
  • BMO Vancouver Marathon - Join us as we help out at the annual Bank of Montreal Marathon.   May 3rd 2015                                                                                     

Health Fair Managers 

Attend health fairs and help promote mental wellness by distributing information and educating the public about   mental health issues. Health Fairs are a great way to interact with people and let people know about CMHA.                                                                              

How to Apply

Online Application Form

To apply, please send your completed application and resume to:

Erica Whalen -Volunteer Program Coordinator  .