Volunteers play an important role at Central State Hospital. They enrich the lives of those suffering from mental illness by offering support, embodying compassion, and instilling hope through self-empowerment and healing.

There are many ways to volunteer at Central State Hospital! We embrace individual volunteers as well as groups, and are always searching for those willing to share their musical, spiritual, artistic, and literary talents with us. We also accept pet therapy volunteers, allowing our residents more opportunities to enjoy comforting visits from our furry friends!

All volunteer applicants must be at least 18 years of age and a high school graduate. If you or your group is interested in volunteering at CSH, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Debra Broderick at 804-524-7388, or email inquiries to Debra.Broderick@dbhds.virginia.gov.

We also welcome donations for those interested. We appreciate your consideration, and hope to hear from you soon!