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We are 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:

  • Answering phones at the Westbank Office. Committing several hours/days per week to answering phones and directing calls at our office in Harvey would be a great help. For more information, please contact Debbie at (504) 896-2345 or debbie@namineworleans.org.
  • Helping out with our yearly NAMIWalk for mental health awareness.  Tasks include outreach, recruiting sponsors, team captains and walkers, soliciting donations, and volunteering on Walk Day, September 30, 2017.  For more information, please contact Meghan at (504) 896-2345 or walks@namineworleans.org.
  • Helping with periodic office tasks. These include preparing mailings, entering member information into our database, assembling course binders, making photocopies, etc.  For more information, contact Debbie at (504) 896-2345 or debbie@namineworleans.org.
  • Helping at health fairs, pop-up fundraisers, and other small events. We have events on evenings and weekends where we could use your help. For more information, contact Shannon at (504) 896-2345 or education@namineworleans.org.
  • Joining the Mental Healthcare Navigation Team. Learn more here.
  • 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 potential teachers, facilitators and presenters! Please review the family programspeer programs, and community programs to see which you are interested in. Please note that you must have the relevant life experience in order to teach, facilitate, or present. (For example, you must live with a mental illness to teach a Peer-to-Peer course.) Once you decide which program you are interested in, please contact Shannon at (504) 896-2345 or education@namineworleans.org to discuss the requirements and upcoming training opportunities. We generally require you to volunteer in other capacities or participate in our services for at least 6 months before being trained in a leadership role.

Thank you for your interest!

General volunteer inquiries can be directed to Debbie at (504) 896-2345 or debbie@namineworleans.org.

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