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 Career Opportunities

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

Job Opening in Fairfax County for Program Manager: Director of Individual and Family Affairs
The Fairfax-Falls Church CSB is looking for a dynamic leader that will continue the strategic implementation of inclusion and peer services throughout the organization. The organization is looking for an individual who can balance the leadership, administrative, advocacy, service provision, policy development, and business skills needed for this office.
To apply, go here
Executive Assistant Job Opening at Friends 4 Recovery (10-12 hours/week)
Assist the Executive Director with administrative and social media duties including data entry, updating social media and websites, word processing, and office duties and responsibilities. Must identify as a person with lived experience of a mental health challenge and/or substance use disorder.
Job is temporary through the end of the year, and pay is negotiable.
Living Proof Outreach LLC Peer Suppport Professional Development Volunteer Opportunities 
Join the LPO team and advance your professional development in Virginia!
Elite peers will advance in the following: 500 hours needed to be certified, mentorship opportunities, and building the peer support workforce in Virginia.
Find volunteer application at: livingproofoutreach.com or contact Calendria Jones: 804-503-6489 or calen2jones@nullgmail.com.
Ongoing Job Listings
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.