Volunteer Positions Needed
We NEED volunteers to expand our capacity and assure more people are served and supported. In ALL cases, free training is provided. Here’s an overview (not all inclusive) of available opportunities:
- Office – Assist with daily office operations. Answer the phones, help the caller identify available resources, respond to emails, distribute mail, file paperwork… you choose the tasks that best match your skills and interests. No experience required.
- Community Events – Tell others about the Education, Support, and Advocacy work of NAMI Spokane at resource fairs, special events, festivals, and more. Invite others to join our efforts. Choose how much you wish to be involved.
- Family to Family Facilitator (F2F) -or- Peer to Peer (P2P) Facilitator – Use your own lived experience to help others. As a peer, you can share the practical knowledge gained on your road to recovery. As a family member, you’ve lived through a mental health condition in a loved one. You have the unique qualifications to help and teach others in similar situations.
- Support Group Facilitators for Family or Peers – Help support group participants share their experiences in a safe and confidential setting. Encourage them to have hope, help them find their inner strength, and help them develop their own support network.
- Outreach, with the aim to increase awareness of the challenges and prevalence of mental health conditions.
- In Our Own Voice – Tell your personal story, first hand. Help others understand what its like to live with a mental health condition – the challenges, the pain, and even the lessons and growth you’ve experienced. Audiences vary from professionals to community groups to family members and more.
Training Provided at no cost.
- Ending the Silence – Speak to teachers, parents, and students in middle and high schools. Give your perspective as a family member or a young-person living with a mental health condition. You’ll be grouped in pairs to help broaden the understanding, empathy, and acceptance of the audience
around mental illness. Take away the mystery, the stigma, and the fear – you can really make a difference.
- Newsletter – Write, edit, design and format, assist with electronic and/or hard-copy distribution.
- Process Memberships and assure accuracy of our records. Send thank you cards to members and reminders for renewals.
- Help us paint the town green for May, Mental Health Awareness Month. Reach out to community partners and see how much green we can wash across the city. Help us make education about mental health easily accessible.All training provided at no cost.
If you’re interested in volunteering, call the NAMI Spokane office at 509-838-5515.