Virginia is experiencing mental health staffing shortages that are anticipated to worsen over the coming years. More providers are expected to retire over the next several years than there are graduates to replace them.
To help expedite licensure, the Virginia Telemental Health Initiative (VTMHI) will match pre-licensed mental health providers (pre-LMHPs) with supervisors to achieve needed client contact hours while providing pro-bono support to free and charitable clinics – a win-win-win for patients, providers-in-training, and clinics! In addition, a robust curriculum of training and educational resources regarding telehealth will be available at no cost to help prepare Virginia’s future providers to be best equipped to serve the needs of Virginians.
VTMHI will be actively recruiting for volunteer pre-LMHPs over the next year. To stay informed on when VTMHI will begin the next wave of recruitment and to stay up to date as this program develops, please sign up to receive our monthly emails here.
Apply to Volunteer
VTMHI volunteer applications are still open for pre-LMHPs as we search for individuals who are available to serve patients during weekday clinical hours between 9am-5pm. We will also provide primary supervision for individuals available to volunteer at least six direct service hours (a minimum of eight total hours) each week. The application takes approximately 15 minutes. As part of the selection process, VTMHI will conduct a background and NPDB check.
For more information about serving as a VTMHI volunteer and qualifications to be eligible to participate, visit the job description here.