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Make a Difference by Volunteering with MHAM

Volunteer as a Pro Bono Counselor

Your training and experience are invaluable assets in our community.
The goal of the Pro Bono Counseling Project (PBCP) is to increase access to mental health counseling for individuals, couples or families who do not have insurance or are otherwise unable to afford mental health counseling. This is a short- term counseling arrangement (up to 12 sessions within a 3-6 month period) with a volunteer licensed mental health professional at no cost to the client. Volunteer therapists need to have an active Indiana license and malpractice coverage.

Our valued counselors receive…

  • Free access to Trainings offered through MHAM.
  • A digital listing on our web page
  • The Personal benefit of doing good for something you believe in
  • Opportunity to develop professional relationships and referral sources

Become a Volunteer Pro Bono Counselor


"I was thrilled when Mental Health Awareness of Michiana approached me about participating in a new program… "

“When I opened my part-time private practice in South Bend, I knew that I was trying to juggle so much – parenting four busy children, running a business, and serving those in our community who need help. For the first year or two, I felt that I was doing pretty well at balancing “mommying” and “business,” but I was concerned that there were many community members who likely found the services I was offering cost-prohibitive. I was thrilled when Mental Health Awareness of Michiana approached me about participating in a new program that would offer free counseling services to members of the community who were in need, but unable to pay. As a volunteer therapist, I donate a minimum number of therapy hours over the course of the year. Thanks to the Pro Bono Counseling Program (PBCP), I am now able to balance motherhood, entrepreneurship, and service to a much wider community base.”


We need your help! Our organization is looking for volunteers!

MHAM is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of those living with mental illness or mental health concerns in Michiana.   Our programming and advocacy work to eliminate stigma and improve access to mental health care. 

Sign up today if you can spare some time to help out with any of the areas listed below. 

  1. Planning and hands on help at our Public Events.
  2. Technical assistance and room set up for classes and events.
  3. Clinical Counseling Volunteers for the Pro Bono Counseling Project.
  4. Fundraising mailing and events.
  5. We are open to talking about ways you can help!

Any questions?  Reach out to us at info@mhamichiana.org!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Mental Health Awareness of Michiana!

General volunteer opportunities

Have a question about ways you can get involved?

Interested in helping but aren’t a therapist? Send us a message at info@mhamichiana.org and we’ll be sure to get back with you.