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.
TELLING OUR STORY & OUR NAMI AMBASSADORS PROGRAMS
Now that you know about the impact of the work of NAMI Eastside, take it on the road!! We’ll help you be prepared with materials customized for each presentation. And we’ll help you prepare your own story to share as appropriate. Also help us reach out and identify possible opportunities to share what NAMI Eastside is doing!
TELLING OUR STORY
Help us collect stories – long-form, audio tape and videos for our website, social media posts and for policy change.
Contact us at email@example.com for more information and to get started!
OUR NAMI AMBASSADORS
Present at Rotary, Kiwanis, School Board Meetings, PTSAs, Mental Health Forums, etc.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
FUNDRAISING & EVENTS COMMITTEES
A critical factor in our success is building our base of community financial support and managing community events. The mission of NAMI Eastside sells itself – there is a huge need and NAMI is well-placed to have an enormous impact!
Barbie is the primary point of contact for various efforts at email@example.com. Talk with Barbie about your desire and availability to work on specific projects and she will put you in touch with the right Committee Chairperson to get started.