All you have to do is care, and we will teach you the rest.


  • Guardianship advocates: Volunteer Advocates visit with clients in their home to offer companionship and friendship, and to advocate on the client’s behalf. Typical visits are approximately one (1) hour each, and occur twice a month. Hours are flexible and can include evenings and weekends. (2-4 hours per month.)
  • Cedars Hope volunteers. There is currently a great need for caring, responsible, and mature female mentors who are able to meet regularly on a one-on-one basis with a resident. Additional opportunities for volunteering at Cedars Hope include providing instructional, educational, and/or enrichment activities. (Time commitment varies)
  • Board of Directors involvement. The primary purpose of the Board of Directors is to oversee the organization at the highest levels of governance, finance, and operations. The Board of Directors play a key role in ensuring that Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana meets strategic goals. Our board meets once per month. (1-2 hours per month.)
  • Office/Administrative. Opportunities and time commitment varies.
  • Seasonal Projects. Cedars Hope requires regular maintenance. Opportunities include painting, lawn care, landscaping, gardening, repair and maintenance, etc.) (3-4 hours per month.)
  • Peer support specialists: Volunteer peer support specialists work with individuals seeking recovery from mental health conditions or substance use in a way that meets the needs of the individual seeking support. They act as allies, role models, and advocates working to build trust and inspire hope. (Time commitment varies.)

To learn more, please reach out to Karen Pictor, Volunteer Coordinator, at (260) 422-6441 or

We accept interns! Learn more and apply.

Minors are welcome to volunteer with an accompanying adult. Individuals must be 18 years or older to complete the application and orientation process.

Background checks and reference checks will be completed for all volunteers prior to assignment. This is to ensure the safety of our clients and volunteers.


Volunteer Form