MHSA Volunteer Program
The MHSA Volunteer Program gives people a chance to give back to their community while gaining valuable work experience. It gives volunteers an opportunity to enrich their lives and the lives of others by serving as a living example of wellness, resiliency, and recovery.
The Volunteer Program provides knowledge about the public mental health system and helps build employment skills. Volunteers have access to hands-on training programs that provide the skills necessary for entry-level public mental health employment. For more information about this program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (530) 225-3678. Find the flyer here.
Meanwhile, the new MHSA Academy is a free 65–hour training program designed to help people prepare for careers or to become peer mentors within the public mental health field. Participants will learn new information, strengthen skills, and network with individuals in the field. The Academy includes 40 hours of interactive classroom-based learning, 5 hours of career exploration, and 20 hours of hands-on learning.
Find our volunteer application here.
See what it's like to be a part of the MHSA Volunteer Program in this video:
What is Workforce, Education and Training?
Workforce, Education and Training (WET) addresses the shortage of qualified individuals who provide services in Shasta County's public mental health system. In addition to Shasta County Health and Human Services, the public mental health system includes community-based organizations and individuals who provide publicly funded mental health services. All education, training and workforce development programs and activities contribute to developing and maintaining a culturally competent workforce, including individuals with client and family member experience. This workforce will be capable of providing client- and family-driven services that promote wellness, recovery and resiliency.