Give an Hour

Give an Hour, a nonprofit organization headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, was founded to provide free and confidential mental health services to military veterans and their loved ones.

Give an Hour’s network has licensed mental health professionals located in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and Guam who have donated mental health services. Volunteers may be psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, marriage and family therapists, drug and alcohol counselors, pastoral counselors, and other professional counselors.

Volunteers of America

Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, faith-based organization that serves children, youth, and families, the formerly incarcerated, homeless people, older adults, people with disabilities, and veterans and focuses on assistance with basic needs, behavioral health, community outreach and development, correctional re-entry services, housing, mental health, senior living and care, and substance abuse.

With 33 offices covering 46 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, Volunteers of America has a number of programs that individuals can volunteer for locally. To see volunteer opportunities in your area, please search for the website of the local office in your state here.

HOPE worldwide

HOPE worldwide is a non-profit, faith-based volunteer program focusing on leadership training and community service throughout the world. It brings people from all different backgrounds together to work across the globe serving the world’s poor.

Medical Reserve Corps

Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of volunteers organized locally to improve the health and safety of their communities. The network comprises 995 community-based units and almost 200,000 volunteers located throughout the United States and its territories.

MRC seeks volunteers to assist with emergency preparedness and response efforts. Volunteers include practicing, retired, or otherwise employed medical professionals—such as doctors, nurses, emergency medical technicians, pharmacists, and nursing assistants—as well as public health professionals.