Volunteering


The need is great. The resources are few.

The Villages have very few mental health services available and those that are can be too expensive for many people or have a 3-6 month waiting list. Amidst all the fun-loving, energetic people in The Villages, many, many are hurting from normal circumstances that occur in this age group.

Do you qualify?

Did or do you have a clinical license (LCSW, LMHC, LMFT, LPY) in your home state for 10 years or more?  If so, TLC Services (thanks to United Way) can get you background checked, malpractice insurance and a Florida license – at no cost to you.

Clients

All counseling clients are carefully screened. Each client is  matched with a TLC according to the needs/issues of the client and the preferred treatment models and specialties of the TLC.

Is TLC right for you?

If you...

  • ... are passionate about helping people using your professional skills, and
  • ... enjoy giving educational presentations, training, co-facilitating support groups or counseling 3-4 clients a week with no insurance forms or extensive paperwork to complete, and
  • ... want to set your own hours and be among your “kind of people”, and
  • ... want to volunteer 3-5 hours a week.

If so, email volunteer@tlc-services.org or call Pat Hayes at 352-322-0576.

TLC also needs volunteers with administrative, technical and clerical skills.

Statements from TLC Volunteers

  • I feel like I’m making a difference.
  • I get to do what I miss doing and I’m damn good at it.
  • Seeing emotional growth in people is better than getting a paycheck.
  • We’re not done yet.
  • This work gives me purpose and meaning again.
  • I miss my job and this is something I enjoy.