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NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization. NAMI provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.

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Invitation to Volunteer

NAMI of Kalamazoo, like any non-profit organization, relies on volunteers. The extent of our work corresponds to the number of volunteers available.

 

If you are able, please consider the below volunteer opportunities to help NAMI of Kalamazoo provide the mental health support, advocacy and education to our community. Whatever time you can commit will be appreciated.

 

 

Family-to-Family Education Program

  • Class Teacher

  • Class Resource Volunteer

  • Program “Informational Handouts” Distribution Volunteer

 

Ending the Silence Program

  • Program Presenter

 

Family Support Groups

  • Group Facilitator

  • Group Assistant Volunteer

 

Community Discussions Program

  • NAMI Community Discussion Meeting Coordinator

  • Discussion Meeting Assistant Volunteer

 

Community Outreach

  • Event Planning & Coordination

  • Event Promotion Volunteer

  • Event Assistant Volunteers

  • Event Informational Table “Brochure Handouts” Volunteer

  • NAMI Brochure Handling Volunteer

 

Crisis Support

  • Helpline Response Volunteer

  • “Requests for Mental Health Information” Response Volunteer

Consumer Support

  • Visitor

 

Communication

  • Facebook Contributor

  • Newsletter “Mental Health Article” Contributor

 

NAMIWalk

  • NAMIWalk “Walking for Kalamazoo” Team Leader

  • NAMIWalk Promotion Volunteer

  • NAMIWalk Assistant Volunteers

  • NAMIWalk Participant Walker

 

Advocacy

  • NAMI Representative to Kalamazoo Community Mental Health Board Meeting

  • NAMI Representative to Southwest Michigan Behavioral Health Board Meeting

  • NAMI Representative to ROI Legislative Breakfast Meetings (Public Advocacy)

  • Mental Health Court Monitor

  • Community Housing Advocate

  • Michigan Legislative Monitor

  • Letter Writer

 

Informational Outreach

  • Family-to-Family Program Information to Bronson Behavioral Health Unit Visitors

 

WMU Campus NAMI Group

  • Support Volunteer

 

Membership

  • Membership Coordinator

  • Membership Database

  • Membership Retention

 

Fund Raising

  • Community Business Outreach

  • Grant Writing