Looking to connect with others and contribute to your community through volunteering? Or ready to explore returning to work? Or looking for Virginia Peer Recovery Support Specialist jobs? This is the page for you!

Have a mental health recovery or peer specialist job to list? Contact the VOCAL Network by email at network@nullvocalvirginia.org or 804-343-1777. There is no fee to post.

VOCAL Volunteer Opportunities

Peer Voice at Crisis Intervention Trainings – Be mentored by VOCAL staff on how to speak with law enforcement and professionals to share your experience as a peer in order to strengthen the positive relationships between the justice system and those with lived experience.

VOCAL’s Board of Directors –  Contact Deidre Johnson at deidre@nullvocalvirginia.org or 804.343.1777 for BOD info.

VOCAL Volunteers –  How would you like to contribute to the peer recovery movement in Virginia? VOCAL would love to support you in designing a volunteer position that fits your skills and passions. We also have ongoing needs where we could use support, as well. Contact Yolande Long at network@nullvocalvirginia.org or 804.343.1777. 

Paid Jobs and Careers for Virginia Peers/Volunteer Opportunities

This list is based on information we receive from third parties. Contact them directly for the most up-to-date status.

Full-Time and Part-Time Positions for Peer Recovery Specialist at Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services
Learn more here.
Two job Openings with On Our Own, Charlottesville 
20/hours/week Peer Recovery Specialist in Louisa County (CPRS preferred)
Responsible for making community connections and working under grant with Strength in Peers and UVA Department of Psychiatry to provide services to vulernable individuals in Louisa, and assisting them
with peer services, Telehealth, and Telepsychiatry. Lived experience with MN and/or SU challenges is necessery.
20/hours/week Peer Recovery Specialist at Western State Hospital
This position requires two days per week at WSH and one day in Charlottesville, providing peer support to persons at WSH who are being discharged to the Region Ten catchment area. Lived experience with
MH and/or SU challenges is necessary.
There is a possibility that these two jobs could be combined, making it a full-time position.
Please send resumes to: director@nullonourowncville.org, and indicate which position (or both positions) you are interested in.


Job Opening for PT Peer Recovery Specialist in Roanoke
Learn more here.
Ongoing Opportunities
Check out Virginia Certification Board for job opportunities: https://www.vacertboard.org/

Career Opportunities at Virginia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Disability Services – Please apply online with the Recruitment Management System at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/login

Veteran Peers may consider employment with one of the VA hospitals in the state. They also offer a Peer Support Apprentice Program for those who are not yet certified. http://www.vacareers.va.gov/peer-to-peer/http://www.vacareers.va.gov/peer-to-peer/  

A search for “Peer Specialist” in Virginia on Indeed produced many viable options mixed in with positions that have nothing to do with peer support, but it is easy to tell the difference.