Our Ongoing Needs

  • Guardianship Advocates: Volunteer advocates visit with clients in their home to offer companionship and friendship, and to advocate on the client’s behalf. Advocates must be at least 21 years old and have life or work experience with older or disabled individuals. Typical visits are approximately one (1) hour each, and occur twice a month. Hours are flexible and can include evenings and weekends. Volunteers must be able to dedicate at least 2-4 hours per month.

  • Board of Directors: 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 is a diverse group of individuals that play a key role in ensuring that Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana meets strategic goals. Our board meets once per month. Volunteers must be able to dedicate 1-2 hours per month.

To learn more, please call (260) 422-6441 or email us at info@mhanortheastindiana.org.

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


An internship can be a great opportunity for a high school or college student looking for work experience before graduation. Are you interested in nonprofits or the mental health field? Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana (MHANI) is willing to offer this experience to eligible students. Interns at MHANI experience a wide variety of tasks involved in working at a nonprofit organization, such as consumer support services, residential support, guardianship, marketing and communication, and administration.

We accept interns from many local high schools, colleges, and universities. If accepted, interns will be matched with a program based on their interests, skills, and time availability.

Internship Application

Interns are expected to be engaged, dependable, and able to work independently. The ideal applicant will have:

  • Excellent communications skills
  • Professionalism
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong writing, proofreading, and editing skills
  • Possess an interest in mental health

Internships for school credit should be approved by the academic department and Mental Health America. Interns are responsible for reporting all hours worked. Staff will help provide supervision and monitor work performance based upon the academic requirements. Interns will work closely with staff to ensure all academic records are completed properly and timely.

Internship Application