Get Involved! Be a NAMIGlendale Volunteer
NAMI Glendale is an all-volunteer organization. We are always in need of volunteers. YOU CAN HELP!
help with community outreach
train to teach a class or facilitate a support group
write and distribute press releases
support social media
advocate to end stigma
make phone calls
manage our phone message center
keep our website up-to-date
help organize our NAMI WALKS and other fundraisers
contribute to our quarterly journal
Every NAMI Glendale volunteer helps us reach and serve families and individuals living with mental illness in our community. With just a few hours a week, or even a few hours a year, you can help.
Opportunities include Family to Family classes, Peer to Peer programs, Expert Speaker meetings, Care and Share support groups, lending library, our newsletter, our website, Health Fairs and other outreach events throughout the greater Glendale area including Burbank, Echo Park - Silverlake, Hollywood, NOHO, Northeast LA, and Sunland-Tujunga.
If you would like to volunteer, or help us in any way, contact(323) 478-1656 and leave us a message. A NAMI Glendale volunteer will be in touch as soon as possible.
NAMIWALKS for the Mind of America 2013 is here! Get ready to join us for our annual October fundraising walk. Raise $100 or more and receive a FREE NAMIWALKS T-shirt
Contact us to for more info on NAMI Walks today. (323) 478-1656
Current Volunteer Opportunities
National Alliance on Mental Illness Glendale
How would you like to help?
ACTIVISM / ADVOCACY :
Stand up and Speak out for our loved ones with mental illness. Get to know our legislative leaders and prepare to speak up on upcoming issues and advocacy alerts. If you would like to take the lead in ensuring justice and inclusion for people living with mental illness, contact us today!
NAMI WALKS for the Mind of America - ANNUAL FUNDRAISING WALK -
NAMI Glendale primary source of operating income is from the annual fundraisng NAMI WALKS in October. This ensures we can continue to provide important services, programs and information / resources FREE OF CHARGE to our community. Please consider helping us as a WALK COMMITTEE volunteer. You will meet a dynamic group of dedicated NAMI Glendale volunteers, learn how to support a fundraising campaign, and contribute to all the good things NAMI provides to families like yours. Call us (323) 478-1656 any time during the year to lend a hand or contact by email.
NAMI Glendale needs help to fill in the blanks on our Communications Committee.
We need your help to create reports, press releases, PSAs, web content, funding appeals, advocacy alerts, calls to action, news features, letters to the editor...the opportunities to write go on and on. The most important characteristic we need in this Committee's toolkit is an unwavering commitment to making a difference for individuals and families living with mental illness.Contact us today! Join us to support NAMI Glendale community based programming provided FREE to families caring for a loved one with severe mental illness and individuals living with mental illness.
RESOURCES: If you have additional information on services available free of charge or at low cost that may help our families, or wish to help us UPDATE resources, contact our resource experts via our Webmaster.
Calendar Updates: We need help to update our community calendar
Promotional Materials/Flyers: We need help to create, distribute flyers promoting our classes, support groups and Expert Speakers.
MARKETING PR TEAM: help us promote OUR LIVED EXPERIENCE, NAMIGlendale's Quarterly Journal. Not only is the journal potentially an important fundraiser for NAMI Glendale's free education and resources, the wisdom and useful information in OUR LIVED EXPERIENCE can help many, many people.
DATA ENTRY: Enter names and other contact information to NAMI-Glendale contact database. This is an ongoing project that requires computer and typing skills, some database management skills will also be helpful, and attention to detail will be essential. Many times a month, at NAMI Glendale speaker meetings, outreach events, support groups, and classes, sign in sheets with contact information of people who have asked to be added to our mailing list are collected and need to be entered. This helps NAMI Glendale provide important information and services to the community. If you would like to put your computer skills to work to serve NAMIGlendale, contact us today!
EVENTS - OUTREACH
Attend outreach events to provide information and answer questions on NAMI Glendale at community fairs, health fairs, special events. NAMI Glendale outreach efforts are on-going and there are opportunities at least once a month, sometimes more often, to help us get the word out to the community about NAMI Glendale's valuable programs and services.
NAMI Glendale needs additional team members to WORK FROM HOME to manage and respond to phone messages. All you need to succeed is a friendly phone manner and a desire to help.
Phone monitors provide crucial information and answer questions by monitoring NAMI-Glendale's answering machine and routing calls to appropriate board and committee members and other community resources.
Help us Prepare Membership Packets, Mailings, and More
SOCIAL NETWORKING OUTREACH
Whether you are an individual, a family member or a member of a community, civic or faith based group, you can make a difference by helping us spread the word by adding us to your social networking communities: friend us on FaceBook or MySpace, add us as a Cause and challenge your friends to support us, Twitter us, Digg us, link us to your blog, put our meetings in your calendar, put us in your newsletter, add us to your resources lists. However you do it, your help is important to the ongoing work of NAMI Glendale. We appreciate your help in spreading the word on how NAMI Glendale helps families and individuals living with mental illness. Contact us for more info.
ARMENIAN and SPANISH LANGUAGE TRANSLATION & OUTREACH
NAMI Glendale has a tradition of serving the Spanish speaking community of Greater Glendale and needs help to continue and expand that tradition. Our Armenian population is quite likely the largest in the world outside of Armenia itself. If you have spoken, written and/or public speaking abilities in Spanish or Amenian, we need your help. Translate website pages and other materials from English to Spanish for us.
Help countless people struggling with severe mental illnes by volunteering to help NAMI Glendale. Interested in helping but don't see your perfect volunteer job here? Join us at our monthly Expert Speaker Meeting on the first Tuesday of every month at Didi Hirsch - Glendale, 1540 East Colorado Blvd. Glendale CA. 91205. Speaker Meetings are free, start at 7:30 pm, and offer an opportunity to join NAMIGlendale to explore how you'd like to help.