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.

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

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


Love to code?
Can’t get enough of that HTML stuff?
Have an interest in art?
Enjoy tackling the complex?

Please get in touch with Scott Haugh
(804.878.2788), shaughman@gmail.com, for an exciting opportunity.

Art Lottery

Enabling artists to create while peers sell their work.


FT Position Open for Recovery Peer Coach with Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare in Roanoke

Job posting here


Job Opening with Voices for Virginia’s Children
The Communications Coordinator is a new full-time position at Voices for Virginia’s Children (Voices), an organization whose mission is to champion public policies to improve the lives of Virginia’s children.

See the job description here


Job Opportunity in Roanoke
Peer Recovery Coach/Specialist to work in Emergency Room Setting; To provide peer recovery services to individuals receiving services in the emergency room following revival from opioid overdose. For info see listing under events at www.onourownroanoke.org or for application, please contact dmartin@nullrvonourown.com

PT Job Opening with NAMI CVA

NAMI Central Virginia is seeking a part time Outreach Coordinator to assist with activities in the Tri-Cities region.
Questions can be directed to Jeff Conley or Kathy Harkey, 804-285-1749.
South County Recovery Drop In Center Program Coordinator Position (Alexandria)
New Positions Available with Recovery Program Solutions of Virginia (NOVA)


CS Therapist Peer Specialist Part Time Position Open: Get On Track Program with  Prince William County
Friends 4 Recovery Whole Health Center Has Volunteer Opportunities Available (Chesterfield)
Friends 4 Recovery has opportunities available for those of you who have graduated from the VA DBHDS Peer Recovery Specialist training to attain your required 500 hours for VCB Certification. We have two members on Staff who are VA DBHDS Peer Recovery Specialist Supervisors who are available to mentor and support you in your career development goals.

If you are interested, please e-mail:info@nullfriends4recovery.org or call: 804-308-1366

Ongoing Job Listings

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.