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

REACH Program Director – The REACH (Recovery Education and Creative Healing) program offers opportunities to individual peers for education, training, and empowerment.  It currently provides Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP®) facilitator, Pathways to Recovery facilitator, Peer Support Whole Health and Resiliency, Temple University’s Community Inclusion, Emotional CPR, and Peer Recovery Specialist trainings. The program promotes the concepts of recovery and wellness throughout the state through workshops, trainings, and presentations. 

This position is categorized as regular part-time at 20 hours per week, non-exempt.  Flexibility is a must. Please click here for a full job description and information on how to apply. 

VOCAL is an equal-opportunity employer.

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.

dLCV Seeks Executive Assistant
The disAbility Law Center of Virginia is seeking a qualified candidate to provide administrative support to the Executive Director, the Board of Directors, and other agency staff.
The disAbility Law Center of Virginia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the rights of people with disabilities in Virginia, and to investigating and aggressively preventing abuse and neglect of people with disabilities.
Read more here.
Volunteers Needed for Alternatives Conference in August
Volunteers are needed to help at this year’s Alternatives conference with directions, registration, room monitoring, and support. The cost of registration will be reduced for volunteers in proportion to their contribution.
The Peoples’ Alternatives Conference will be held at Catholic University, in Washington, D.C., July 29 – August 3.
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.