Volunteering for NAMI VT
NAMI-VT is a grassroots organization that relies on support from people like you. You can give as little as an hour. Thank you for your interest in volunteering!
Train to be a Family Education or Provider Education Class Co-Teacher
Provider Education is for Mental Health Care Providers. It is taught during office hours 1 day a week for 5 weeks. Family-to-Family is offered during a weekday evening for 12 consecutive weeks.
Promote the next Family Education class
Would you be willing to distribute posters and brochures, contact community newspapers and radio stations to help get the word out about the next Family-to-Family class in your area?
Do you have data entry or word processing experience or are you willing to be trained on the computer? Do you enjoy researching information? Our office is always looking for an extra hand!
Update NAMI-VT’s website
We are looking for individuals who enjoy working on website as we are continuously updating our website. This can be done from your home.
We put the FUN in fundraising. Work closely with our development guru while planning events to support NAMI-VT.
Public Education & Outreach
We are looking for individuals to assist in planning and distributing educational/promotional materials that attack stigma against people with mental illness to schools, faith communities and other local organizations.
We are looking for volunteers who can help recruit participants and sponsors, plan event logistics, or to help on the day of the event.
6 - 8 times a year, mailings are prepared at the NAMI-Vermont office, located at 162 South Main Street in Waterbury, during business hours.
Advocate for positive change in VT’s system of care
Would you be willing to contact your local legislators, write letters to the editor of local newspapers, serve on a policy committee?
Write an article or book review for the newsletter
“The Vermont Advocate” is published quarterly. We welcome submissions of newsletter articles, especially personal stories relating to experiences with the mental health system, book reviews and other stories of interest to family members, consumers and providers.
Train to be a Support Group Co-Facilitator
We are looking for family members of mental health consumers who are interested in being trained to co-lead peer support groups throughout the state. Support groups typically meet once a month.
Volunteer Application (Word Document)