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 /at/ vocalvirginia.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.

Data entry and database cleanup – Join us at the VOCAL office to help keep the inner workings of VOCAL running smoothly! Enter and cleanup information in various VOCAL databases.

Graphic design and creative messaging – Do you have a creative streak and a passion for mental health? Create cartoons or graphics and VOCAL will share them in our newsletters and social media.

VOCAL’s Board of Directors –  Opening for a Board member in Region 6 and Region 7. Contact Deidre Johnson at deidre@nullvocalvirginia.org or 804.343.1777.

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.

Peer Position Open with Henrico  County

Case Aide (Peer Counselor) with Case Management Team position IRC82567.

Interested people can go the county website HR department to apply.


Friends 4 Recovery Looking for Two Volunteer Wellness Coaches

In an effort to help recent DBHDS PRS graduates attain their 500 hours for DBHDS Peer Recovery Certification, Friends 4 Recovery has started a new program where we will help mentor, train and provide the required supervision to help you attain your goal. Currently we need two people to provide one on one wellness coaching to our Peers and to facilitate wellness and recovery groups as needed. The focus on our coaching is helping peers set person centered measurable goals and connect them to resources in the community to help their recovery.

You will be asked to sign a volunteer code of conduct and submit an application. If this sounds like something you are interested in, please contact Larry Almarode at larry@nullfriends4recovery.org
or 804.308.1366 for more information.

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.