Pro Bono Mental Health & Counseling Program

Metro Volunteers is proud to announce the launch of our Pro Bono Mental Health Program! Thank you to Mental Health Colorado for 30 years of dedication to improving the mental health of our community members.

The Pro Bono Mental Health Program matches licensed and insured volunteer therapists, counselors, psychiatrists, and other professionals with low-income individuals in Colorado in need of counseling.

The Need in Colorado

3/10 Coloradans have a mental health concern.

1,000,000 a year across the state need low cost or free mental health services yet less than ⅓ receive it.

Mental Health Services

Are you overwhelmed? Anxious? Stressed? Can you not afford mental health services?

Call our hotline and we will match you with a counselor.

1-844-380-6355 for more information or to learn if you qualify.

Please note this is not a crisis line. If you are having thoughts of death by suicide please call:

Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners,1-844-493-8255

or the National Suicide Prevention Line,1-800-273-8255

Become A Volunteer

Volunteer as a Pro Bono Mental Health Professional

Impact the lives of those who need the support the most.

Counsel 1+ client(s) at your private practice or one of our host sites including: clinics, schools, community centers, churches, etc.

Partner with your client(s) for 4 sessions a month, 6-12 months to enhance well-being

See your client(s) achieve improved relationships, increased attention to mental health, and enhanced capacity to meet basic needs

Become a Supervisor

Mentor a professional in training. Our postgraduate volunteers working towards meeting their licensure hours need qualified supervisors to guide them.

Make twice the impact by donating your time to support a mental health professional in training who is committed to counseling low-income Coloradans through our program.

Meet with your supervisee once a week to provide guidance and discuss progress on treatment plans

Form a meaningful relationship with an up and coming professional in the field

Please note, all pro bono mental health volunteers must complete a background check through Verified Volunteers.

Fill out an application and complete a background check here: INSERT LINK

Become A Host Site

We are seeking organizations to serve as Host Sites for our program. Our Host Sites include: churches, non-profits, community-based organizations, and schools. Please consider the following questions:

  • Does your organization serve the mental health needs of low income Coloradans?

  • Are you seeking to increase the capacity to serve mental health needs of your clientele?

  • Do you have space to host a Pro Bono Volunteer?

You can find our Host Site Agreement here: INSERT LINK


Our Next Volunteer Orientations:

Friday, August 25th // 8:30am -10:30am

Wednesday, September 14th // 3:30-5:30pm

Tuesday, October 17th // 8:30am-10:30am

Questions? Please contact:

Kelly Groen, Colorado Program Director (Denver)

303-282-1234 x304

Caryn Oppenheim, Denver Area Manager

303-282-1234 x306

Betty Nufer, Pueblo Area Manager



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Metro Volunteers Pro Bono Mental Health Professional Volunteer Application 





Please attach resume. 





(M.D./D.O./RxN/NP only )


Please enclose a copy of proof of policy in force.

Pro Bono volunteers must have their own liability insurance. 





Complete only if you are interested in serving as a Pro Bono Program Private Practice volunteer.



If you answered yes to either or both of the above questions, please attach an explnation of the nature of the action(s) brought against you, the current status of the action(s) and the pertinent dates. If applicable, explain the consequences resulting from the action(s). Thank you. 

I hereby authorize Metro Volunteers to verify any of the information above. I do not have a health condition, including alcohol or drug dependence that affects or is reasonably likely to affect my ability to perform my professional duties aproprately. 

hereby authorize Metro Volunteers and Verified Volunteers to conduct an apropriate background investigation of my former employment, education, and criminal records for determination of my eligibility for volunteering. I authorize all persons who may have information relevant to this investigation to disclose it to Metro Volunteers and Verified Volunteers. I hereby release and agree to hold harmless Metro Volunteers, its officers, directors, employees, and agents from liability on account of such disclosire. I hereby further authorize that a photocopy of this authorization may be considered as valid as the original. 

I understand that my volunteering is contingent on receipt of satisfactory background results. I further understand that I have a right, under Section 606(B) of the Fair Reporting Act, to make a written request within a reasonable period of time for a complete and accurate disclosure of the nature and scope of the investigation requested. 

Have you ever been convicted in the last seven years of (or is action pending by any law enforcement agency for) any violation? (Include court matierals, but do not include juvenile convictions or traffic violations resulting in a fine of $100 or less.)