Family to Family Teacher Training Application
Please fill out this form to being the training process for becoming a teacher. This process includes attending an in-person session with a state-level trainer.

If you have any questions at any step in the process, even before you begin, please contact Kathy Bentz at or 512-420-9810 ext. 1005.

NAMI Policies and Procedures:

All staff, volunteers and members of the Board of Directors are required to submit to a background check. If you have personal experience with the criminal justice system, please do not let that experience deter you from getting involved with NAMI Austin. Your experience has value with our organization as we strive to change the systems and perceptions that criminalize mental illness. Background check results will be handled in a highly confidential manner as we strive to ensure we make your experience as a volunteer with NAMI Austin the best it can be.

Family to Family - Read carefully. *
I am a family member or caregiver of someone living with a mental illness.
I am 18 years old or older.
I can commit to teaching two 12-week classes in the next two years.
I am a NAMI Austin member (or willing to become a member).
I am comfortable with self-disclosure.
I agree to abide by NAMI policies and procedures.
I understand that participation in training does not guarantee certification. NAMI state-level trainers determine if an individual has met all criteria.
I agree to consent to a basic background check after training (a finding does not automatically disqualify you).
General Information
First Name *
Your answer
Last Name *
Your answer
Email *
Your answer
Phone Number *
Your answer
Street Address *
Your answer
City *
Your answer
ZIP code *
Your answer
Please check ALL programming you have attended. *
Volunteer Information
Note: the vast majority of NAMI's volunteer opportunities are in peer-peer programming roles. As such, your connection to mental illness is an important distinction which will help us determine which volunteer positions you may be eligible for. Information will be kept confidential.
When are you available to volunteer? *
Which relative or loved one has a mental health condition? *
Examples: my daughter, my uncle, my spouse/partner
Your answer
How old is your relative or loved one? *
Your answer
What is your relative or loved one's mental health condition or diagnosis? *
Your answer
Why do you want to become a NAMI Austin volunteer? *
Your answer
Optional Section
How do you identify yourself?
Which languages other than English are you fluent in?
How did you hear about volunteering with NAMI? *
Electronic Signature *
I warrant the truthfulness of the information on this application. Please type your first and last name.
Your answer
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