Cross-Site Mental Health Volunteer 97 views


Title: Volunteer with the Cross-Site Mental Health Team at Partners In Health 

Reports to: Cross-Site Mental Health Program Coordinator

Location: Boston

Employment type: Part time, Temporary


Position Overview:

The PIH Cross Site Mental Health Volunteer will be responsible for supporting aspects of the PIH Cross Site Mental Health team’s work, specifically in the areas of communications, writing, and data analysis. The ideal candidate for this position will have an interest or background in the field of global mental health, strong administrative or project development skills and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks while producing high quality work. Ideally, we would like to bring on a volunteer who can stay with the team through Summer 2020, with a minimum commitment of at least 6 months.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with communications projects including maintaining various mental health program materials and webpages, and editing materials as needed. (30%)
  • Participate in existing monitoring, evaluation, and quality improvement projects of the PIH Mental Health team, with a particular focus on literature reviews, data cleaning and visualizations and citations. (30%)
  • Assisting with training and curriculum development projects with various PIH sites. (20%)
  • Participating in weekly Mental Health team meetings and cross-site learning seminars. (20%)
  • Availability to commit at least 10 hours/week, and in person at the PIH office in the Prudential Center (Boston).



  • Bachelor’s degree preferred. MPH, MSW, MPA (candidate or graduate) seen as a strong asset.
  • Formal experience with data analysis and visualizations (such as excel, STATA, PowerBI and/or R) and writing preferred.
  • Experience in clinical and/or public mental health services, teaching, program development, and/or research preferred.
  • Ability to prioritize and take initiative on multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work as an effective team member while also working independently.
  • Strong rapport-building and organizational skills preferred.
  • Sense of humor, patience, a positive attitude and flexibility.
  • Experience living and working in low- resource settings is preferred.
  • Passionate about community building, sustainability and instilling a community-based approach to global mental health.


Organizational Profile 

Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change.   


PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Kazakhstan, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world. 


Partners In Health (PIH) is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. It is the policy of PIH not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex and gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.  PIH works in and with a number of governments in and outside the U.S., and to the extent applicable, this statement is intended to incorporate the prohibition of any unlawful discrimination covered by applicable laws in such countries, states and municipalities.   



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