MHA Volunteer Opportunities

Getting involved with MHALC can take many forms: serving on the Board of Directors, working with committees throughout the year, supporting us at special events and more. Contact us for more information about how you can use your time and talents to support MHALC at 717-397-7461 or

Compeer Lancaster is always accepting volunteers to be matched in one-to-one supportive friendships. Contact Joe Mills at 717-397-7461 or visit for more information.

MHA Job Opportunities

Program Coordinator – Compeer Lancaster

POSITION REPORTS TO:   Executive Director

CLASSIFICATION:                Part-Time, 17 hours/week, Non-exempt

PURPOSE OF POSITION:  This position administers evidence based Compeer Program.  The Compeer friendship program matches caring adults in one-to-one supportive friendships with people of the same gender who are recovering from a mental illness. Compeer provides comprehensive training, helps with selecting friendship connections and offers ongoing support each step of the way.  


Recruiting, interviewing, training, matching and supporting volunteers (“Compeers”) and friends as well as planning events for socialization opportunities. Maintaining database, producing monthly reports, periodic meetings with state and national Compeer Program. Occasional health fair and job fair attendance. Lend support in marketing and fundraising to build and sustain program. 


Bachelors or Masters Degree in public health or a related field strongly preferred.

  • Experience working in the mental health/behavioral health field preferred, as well as a caring and understanding attitude toward persons with mental illness and others who are experiencing difficulties. Clearance of state and federal background checks.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; able to get along well with a diverse group of clients, co-workers and team members.
  • Dependability, professionalism, and excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to take initiative, multi-task and prioritize tasks and projects.
  • Demonstrates positive, collaborative approach to work, including a commitment to problem solving.
  • Knowledge of local human service agencies and services.
  • Ability to exhibit leadership with volunteers and professionals.
  • Commitment to the importance of mental wellness, advocacy, recovery, excellence and to the mission of MHALC.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to write routine reports, e-mails and correspondence using Microsoft Office.
  • Able to maintain a professional appearance at all times.
  • Able to meet deadlines and prioritizes work based on client and Manager needs.

NOTE: MHALC is a dynamic organization changing as needed to best address its goals and seeks a candidate that is adaptable and responsive to the needs.

All interested candidates, please forward your CV to Carol Bowman at by February 21, 2021

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