The Canadian mental Health Association (CMHA) in Alberta is your connection to community mental health support. We know that everyone has mental health and that where mental illness exists, there is help.
Volunteering with CMHA in Alberta is an experience available for anyone who wants to give back to their community, and make a difference. Volunteers represent the best in our communities. When you volunteer, you become part of a helping network – part of a caring community.
There are many benefits to volunteering. We encourage those personally affected by mental illness to volunteer. Regular volunteer activity can have a positive effect on mental and physical health. Volunteering offers you an opportunity for fulfilment that comes from doing worthwhile work and can be a satisfying outlet for your talents and interests.
With your help, we positively impact thousands of lives – whether individuals are seeking urgent mental health supports, housing, family support or simply seeking to improve their lives. Every day you make a difference. Your dedicated work shapes the lives of the people we are here to support.
Here are some tips to get the most out of your volunteer experience:
- Ask questions. Make sure the position is one that meets your needs, and if you’re unsure of anything, give us a call or email.
- Make sure you know the time commitment. Under estimate the time you have available and consider starting out small so you can learn to incorporate volunteering into your life schedule.
- Don’t be afraid to make a change and don’t force yourself into a bad fit.
- Enjoy yourself!