Invitation to Volunteer

NAMI Southwest Michigan, 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 Southwest Michigan 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



  • Facebook Contributor

  • Newsletter “Mental Health Article” Contributor



  • NAMIWalk “Walking for Kalamazoo” Team Leader

  • NAMIWalk Promotion Volunteer

  • NAMIWalk Assistant Volunteers

  • NAMIWalk Participant Walker



  • 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 Coordinator

  • Membership Database

  • Membership Retention


Fund Raising

  • Community Business Outreach

  • Grant Writing


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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