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Volunteer Opportunities

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

NAMI Guilford is a grass roots organization and we are proud to share that all work is done by gracious volunteers in our community. Many thanks to our volunteers! We truly appreciate you!

Please note that volunteers are needed to:

~Serve on the Board

This is a wonderful opportunity to make an impact on our organization. NAMI Guilford would not be possible without our wonderful Board of Directors. Now is the time to join us in supporting our community and loved ones living with mental illness. Board meetings are generally held once a month.

~Volunteer coordinator

The Volunteer Coordinator will recruit for specific tasks and projects, will respond in a timely fashion to prospective volunteers’ interest inquiries via phone and e-mail, will assign tasks (with Boards input) and discuss responsibilities with volunteers.

~Newsletter team

The Newsletter Committee shall be responsible for editing, publishing, and distributing the NAMI Guilford newsletter. Must have basic writing & document editing skills. E-mail & internet access.  Time involved: varies

~Fundraising committee

Works with board members to oversee the implementation of the fundraising plan as outlined in our Strategic Plan. Seeks to identify potential donors and works and solicits funds from external sources of support.

~Website and social media updates (experience required)

1) Maintain social media, creating graphics, and researching online for articles of interest;
2) Update NAMI Guilford website and creating graphics;
3) Publish Calendar listings on external websites and creating graphics if needed.

Experience preferred with: Twitter, IG, and Facebook and Constant Contact; experience with LucidPress, Canva, Photoshop; WordPress, or similar CMS (content management system); and Google drive tools. Time: 2-4 hours/week.

~Brochure distribution at various locations

Distribution of NAMI educational materials at various locations such as hospitals and community centers.

~Outreach volunteer (NAMIWalks, special events)

Volunteers assist with projects that are needed less regularly or are periodically in nature for short periods of time.  For example, volunteering for special events and NAMIWalks.

~Facilitators for Family-to-Family and Basics

NAMI Family to Family teachers are trained to lead classes for adult family members of adults living with mental illness.

NAMI Basics teachers are trained to lead classes for parents and caregivers of children and teens living with or showing symptoms of mental illness.

~Support Group Facilitator:
Be a support group facilitator for Family Support Group. In general, support groups meet once per month. Training is provided.

If you are interested to serve in any of the above capacities, please email Mitch McGee at namiguilfordpresident@gmail.com

 

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