Join our team of dedicated NAMI eastside volunteers
Your time and effort are very much appreciated.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering for NAMI Eastside. Our programs and services are all offered for FREE, so we rely heavily on people like yourself to support the mental health community that we serve.
The opportunities below are available in 2021. Due to COVID-19, our office is currently closed to the public, and we are not accepting office volunteers at this time. We are working to create virtual or safe in-person opportunities, so please check back soon.
YOUTH AMBASSADOR PROGRAM
We are excited to have a new Youth Ambassador Team for NAMI Eastside! As a team member, you will make a difference by empowering and educating youth about mental health. You may also have the ability to be the voice that our local cities are looking for as they address mental health. This is an unpaid volunteer position, though you may receive volunteer hours for your work.
Learn more about the NAMI Eastside Youth Ambassador Program here!
Please email Barbie at email@example.com with any questions.
PUBLIC POLICY & ADVOCACY COMMITTEE
We build relationships with thought leaders and legislators through storytelling to influence public policy at the Federal, State, County, and City level. We advocate for specific legislation to improve mental health treatment.
Keeping our organization informed with developments and opportunities at all levels is a team effort — think about connections you may have at what level you are plugged in.
We also highly value your lived experience and expertise. Be a designated subject matter expert on an area of policy focus. Help us to collect the stories and the data to reinforce the need for the policy changes that we are seeking!
LOTS OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR LEADERSHIP!
- Empower our members by giving them a voice
Contact Paul at Paul@nami-eastside.org for more information. Our Public Policy Committee meets every other Monday at 6:30PM on Zoom – there are many areas and projects that need your leadership.
Program Leader Volunteer
NAMI Family-to-Family is an eight-session educational program for family, significant others, and friends of adults (18 yrs+) who are living with a mental health diagnosis. The course provides critical information and strategies for supporting the person you love, as well as communication and problem-solving skills, family advocacy, caring for yourself and other family members, and much more!
Leader Qualifications/Training Requirements: (1) Must be a family member/significant other of an adult (18+) who has a mental health diagnosis. (2) Although preferred, it is not mandatory that you are a graduate of the NAMI Family-to-Family class. (3) Willingness to attend the 2.5 days of online training and complete 1-hour online training. (4) Candidates will adhere to the NAMI program guidelines of confidentiality. (5) Must be a NAMI member prior to beginning training.
Training Date: November 6 and 7. It will be held online. Times will be determined at a later date.
NAMI In Our Own Voice is a 60-90-minute speaking program for community organizations. Speakers share personal stories of their experience with mental illness and the tools they use to stay in recovery. Speakers also challenge attitudes and preconceived notions regarding mental illness.
Leader Qualifications/Training Requirements: (1) are adults in recovery with a mental health condition (2) Willingness to attend the 4.5 hours online training and complete 1 hour of additional prep online training.
All candidates must adhere to the NAMI program guidelines of confidentiality.
All candidates must be a NAMI member prior to beginning training.
Contact Melissa@nami-eastside.org to apply and learn more.