Mental Health Care Support

Gould Farm (Monterey, MA and Boston, MA)

Mission:  Therapeutic community for adults with mental illness. (

Volunteer Position:  Community volunteer – Volunteers work directly with those who come for care and live in a community setting, participating in gardening, forestry, dairy and livestock care, cooking and kitchen responsibilities, reception, marketing, maintenance, recreation and residential support, roadside store and café, community health team, residential client services, administration, child care, and community coordination.

Period:  September – August

Apply by:  March 15

Housing:  Volunteer group housing

Minimum Age:  19 years

Plymouth House of Healing (Seattle, WA)

Mission:  Transitional home for formerly homeless people or those at risk of being homeless who struggle with mental illness. (

Volunteer Position:  Resident companions spend a year living in community with people in this transitional housing.  Being a companion here is an opportunity to provide friendship and support.

Period:  September – August

Apply by:  March 15

Housing:  House with volunteers and residents

Minimum Age:  21 years