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We’re always looking for volunteers!  Whether you have an hour per month or several afternoons per week, we have a way for you to contribute and get involved.  The main opportunities we have available for volunteers are:

  • Helping out with our yearly NAMIWalk for mental illness awareness.  Tasks include outreach, recruiting sponsors, team captains and walkers, soliciting donations, and volunteering on Walk Day, held every fall.  For more information, please contact Heather at (504) 896-2345 or walks@namineworleans.org.
  • Pledge your birthday, anniversary, or other special occasion to NAMI New Orleans! It’s easy! Instead of gifts for your special occasion, ask for donations to NAMI New Orleans. Fore more information, contact Heather at (504) 896-2345 or walks@namineworleans.org.
  • Helping with periodic office tasks including: preparing mailings, entering member information into our database, assembling course binders, making photocopies, etc.  For more information, contact Gladys at (504) 896-2345 or gladys@namineworleans.org.
  • Facilitating a support group, teaching a class or becoming a presenter for a community education program.  Our support and education programs are volunteer-run and we are always looking for more teachers, facilitators and presenters!  Please review the programs to see which you might be interested in being trained to lead.  Please note that you must have the relevant life experience in order to teach, facilitate or present (you must have been diagnosed with a mental illness to facilitate a NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group, for example).  Once you decide which program you are interested in, please contact Shannon at education@namineworleans.org or (504) 896-2345 to discuss the requirements and upcoming training opportunities.  We generally require you to have participated in the program of interest and volunteered in other capacities at least six months before being trained in a leadership role.

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