VOLUNTEER with NAMI-Northern Virginia
Are you looking for a fun way to become more involved with NAMI-Northern Virginia? We welcome you to join us! It is only through our wonderful volunteers that we are able to expand education and support to our community.
If you are interested in volunteering, please email NAMINorthernVA@gmail.com with the Subject "Volunteer Interest."
OTHER Job Opportunities (please note - these opportunities are not associated with NAMI)
Announcing Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) Training in Fairfax County, Virginia
November 4-8 & November 18-22, 2013
(Please note: Applications must be received by Sept 3, 2013.)
The Program includes ten (10) full-days (8:30am – 5:00pm) of classroom experiences provided by the Institute for Recovery and Community Integration and will offer an unpaid internship as a part of the training.
The Certified Peer Specialist Program curriculum focuses on the principles and philosophy of recovery. The course facilitates learning by relating each session of the training encounter to the participants’ personal experience of recovery, and provides practice in the core skills of peer-to-peer support.Click here
for a course summary and an application. Please pay close attention to the prerequisites and make sure that you do your very best to complete the application and answer all the questions. In addition to an application, you may be asked to attend an in person interview with the selection committee.
A limited number of scholarships are available to pay the training fee for individuals living in Fairfax County, Arlington County, Loudon County, Prince William County and the Cities of Fairfax, Falls Church and Alexandria. Individuals from other areas are encouraged to apply considering that the COST of the training is $975 and does not include your travel, lodging or expenses
VOCAL Executive Director
VOCAL, the Virginia Organization of Consumers Asserting Leadership, is a 100% peer-run statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to mental health empowerment, recovery, and peer leadership. It was incorporated in 2000 to develop a diverse statewide coalition of consumers united to provide a voice for individual empowerment and to foster a consumer-driven mental health system. The Executive Director provides vision, leadership, and motivation to VOCAL Board and staff in furthering the organization's mission and accomplishing its goals. Working with the Board and staff, the Executive Director implements VOCAL's goals and objectives and oversees the development of program and organizational strategies.
Volunteer Position Descriptions (PDF File)
Peer Support Specialist (Word Document)
Peer Counselor Crisis Stabilization (Word Document)
VOCAL Executive Director (Word Document)