NAMI Albuquerque, the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is looking for writers who are willing to contribute to their six-page quarterly newsletter, Challenger.
WHAT DO I NEED?
You need to have good written English skills and be willing to write an article of ~250 to 300 words.
You need to have easy internet access via DSL or Broadband service and Microsoft Word or a comparable word-processing program. You need to have an e-mail account.
WHEN DO I NEED TO DO IT?
Our normal deadlines are the beginning of March, June, September and December. You don't need to contribute to every issue.
HOW DO I FIND OUT MORE?
e-mail the editor, Maureen Oakes at: firstname.lastname@example.org
INFORMATION VERIFICATION VOLUNTEER
We need a volunteer to act as checker for a contact list of referrals to mental health services, support groups, emergency service providers, and other community resources for persons with mental illness and their families. We are revising our listings and, when the list is done, we will need a volunteer to make perhaps 40 phone calls to be sure that the information, addresses, contact names and phone numbers are correct. If you are interested, please e-mail Cathey at email@example.com or phone 897-2947.
WEBSITE ASSISTANCE VOLUNTEER
NAMI Albuquerque is looking for a volunteer to help maintain their website ( www.nami.org/sites/albuquerque ). Some of the volunteer's activities would include adding and deleting information from the website, using an HTML editor to create new pages, finding and/or soliciting and adding local, state and national articles and links on mental health issues, etc.
The time requirements vary but about two to three hours a week might be a good guess. These tasks can be performed from your home desktop or laptop computer and will require very little traveling to and from the NAMI Albuquerque's office, which is located at 6001 Marble Ave. NE, Suite 7. If you have an interest in this type of volunteer work, please e-mail John M. at firstname.lastname@example.org.