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Become a Mental Health Association Oklahoma Volunteer

When you volunteer with the Association, we rely on your compassion, generosity and unwavering support to give hope, comfort and joy to the amazing people we serve in Tulsa and Oklahoma City. As you’ll see in the following list of volunteer opportunities, you can help people currently on the streets receive life-saving Street Outreach Care Packages.

Then you could actually gather a group of friends or co-workers to get your hands dirty as you make an apartment ready for someone moving off the streets and into our housing. And on the day that person moves into their apartment, you could provide them with an overflowing welcome basket full of essential items ranging from dishes to toiletries, and so much more. We are always seeking care and committed volunteers throughout the year.

Need some inspiration? Check out the list below to see how you can make a difference, or let us know if you have an idea for an awesome volunteer project. Then be sure to click the sign-up button to fill out our super-quick volunteer application.

Welcome Baskets

Getting started in a new home after living on the streets means moving in with little to no possessions. We are need of welcome baskets for individuals and families moving into our housing. Welcome baskets can include a laundry basket filled with cleaning supplies, household-size toiletries, utensils, dishes, pots and pans, a shower curtain and any other household items you can supply!

Street Outreach Care Packages

Our Rapid Response Homeless Outreach program delivers mobile street outreach to individuals and families experiencing homelessness. We seek out individuals who are living on the streets, under bridges, encampments in the woods and other places not meant for human habitation. Our team offers the people we meet Street Outreach Care Packages, which include essential items for survival, including food, wellness items, and other necessities you can supply.

Here is the list of items placed in each care bag:

  • 1 pair socks
  • 1 package crackers
  • 1 small bottle of water
  • 1 pack gum
  • 1 applesauce/Nutrigrain bars
  • 1 toothpaste
  • 1 toothbrush
  • 1 package Kleenex
  • 1 travel deodorant
  • 1 bar soap
  • 1 travel shampoo
  • 1 chapstick
  • 1 Wet wipes
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug wipes
  • Feminine hygiene items
  • Hot hands (in winter)
  • Poncho (in spring/summer)

Service Days

We need groups to spruce up our properties by planting flowers, helping with yard work, and painting apartments. We will announce these dates and projects throughout the year.

Staff the Association Health Fair Booth

We are invited to health fairs all over the state, but can’t make it to all of them. Volunteers help staff our booth and share information about the Association with individuals attending fairs, often on evenings or weekends.

Get Involved Today!

Fill out our simple volunteer application. We’ll contact you as new needs arise based on the service opportunities you select. If you have any questions, call us at 918.585.1213 or 405.943.3700.




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