NAMI-NYC Volunteer Application Form
Volunteering with NAMI-NYC is an important contribution to our community and the community at large. Thank you for your interest!

This is a confidential form used by the NAMI-NYC staff for hiring purposes and in emergency situations only. All information is CONFIDENTIAL and will not be given to any party outside the NAMI-NYC staff person(s) supervising your position.

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Basic info about you
Your first and last name *
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Your zip code *
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What phone number can we reach you at? *
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Your email address *
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Days you're available to volunteer. Our office is open 10am to 6pm. *
I speak more than one language *
If yes, what other languages do you speak?
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Volunteer Opportunities
Please check the position(s) that interest you: *
The following volunteer opportunities require completion of a specialized training provided by our state affiliate. We've included them here so you can get a better idea of all the options available. If you're interested in any of these, you MUST contact the NAMI-NYC Helpline at 212-684-3264 or
In Our Own Voice (IOOV) Presenter: For adults living with mental illness only. Develop your public speaking skills and share your personal experience of recovery from mental illness to decrease stigma and increase public awareness about mental illness. IOOV is a structured outreach presentation with which you can become a role model for hope and recovery for other individuals with mental illness living in the community. The presentation puts a human face to mental illness and is also used to provide insight into the experience of recovery for mental health professionals, students, and family members.

Family-to-Family Course Leader (only for graduates of the course): For family members only. Learn to teach this 12-week course that reviews aspects of mental illness, support, coping, medication and treatment, and navigating the mental health system.

Parent Matching Support Parent: For parents and caregivers of adolescents or young adults under 25. Experienced parents provide a small amount of telephone support to parents whose children have been recently diagnosed or who are struggling with new challenges. This commitment is approximately six hours a month and is done from home.

Basics Course Leader (only for graduates of the course): Parents and caregivers of children who became ill before the age of 13 only. Learn to teach this 6-week course for parents of children and adolescents that reviews the impact of mental illness on the family, treatment, support, coping, and navigating child serving systems.

Peer-to-Peer Course Leader (only for graduates of the course): For adults living with mental illness only. Learn to teach this 8-week experiential learning program for individuals who struggle with a persistent mental illness and who are interested in wellness and recovery.

Support Group Facilitator (for active members of a NAMI Support Group): For family members and adults living with mental illness only. Become a peer support group leader and provide support, education, and practical knowledge to other people living with mental illness and family members. Groups meet weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly throughout New York City. If you are interested in becoming a Support Group Facilitator, please begin actively attending one of our groups before applying to volunteer.

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