NAMI Washtenaw County

203, 1100 N Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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Our mission Providing mental health education, advocacy, and support for people who live with a mental health condition and their loved ones.

NAMI Washtenaw County

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Advocacy Group Member

Present advocacy initiatives include: early school intervention, criminal justice/diversion, affordable and supported housing, and the November election. No skills necessary, just a keen interest in advocacy, previous experience helpful. Estimated time commitment is 3 hours per month.
  • Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Patient Hour Outreach Volunteer

Please consider volunteering to be part of a team of two people (One person who lives with a mental health condition and another person who lives in support of.) who tell patients and families (mostly patients) a bit about themselves and about NAMI Washtenaw’s mission and programs. The purpose of these informal presentations is to provide hope and to assure patients and families that they are not alone, NAMIWC is there to help, and to answer questions. These presentations contribute significantly to recruiting people to participate in our programs (Peer-to-Peer, Family-to-Family, support groups and other volunteering at NAMIWC). Time commitment is 2-3 hours once per month.
  • Occasional, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Families
  • Indoor
  • None, Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Website Volunteer

NAMI WC is looking for an experienced website/wordpress volunteer to take part in a number of ongoing web-based projects. Volunteers in this role would also serve as a member of the fundraising committee with the opportunity to advise on and build new online fundraising systems. Experience with HTML, CSS, WordPress, Shopify, and Google Analytics or willingness to learn. Estimated time commitment is 3-5 hours per week.
  • Weekly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Virtual, Indoor
  • Skilled
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Newsletter Volunteer

Writer and curator of appropriate articles or stories for the online newsletter. Writing articles related to book reviews, finding articles that would be appropriate for the newsletter, Writing human interest stories, articles on advocacy. All of these would be related to mental health. Time commitment is at your discretion.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Virtual
  • None, Skilled
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Family-to-Family Class Leader

A Leader will lead/facilitate classes. Leader must attend the 8-week class and complete the training (Class – 20 hours, Training 15 hours) and live in support of an individual with a mental health condition. The leader agrees to facilitate/lead 3 sessions of the 8-week classes
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Virtual, Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Leader for Young Adult Connection Recovery Support Group

The leader role would be to facilitate the Young Adult Connection Recovery support group. Leader must attend at least 6 groups, attend weekend training, and must have the experience of living with a mental health diagnosis. The estimated time commitment is 3-4 hours per month on Wednesday evenings.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 21+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Virtual, Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends
How you help You can make a difference in the sometimes difficult world of mental health. By becoming a volunteer of NAMI Washtenaw County you will help further our mission and increase our presence in the community.
About us NAMI Washtenaw is a local affiliate of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by a mental health condition. NAMI Washtenaw County began humbly with a handful of concerned parents of children with a mental health condition in January of 1984. The organization grew steadily to become the second largest affiliate in the state, and in 1998, won first prize in the NAMI membership contest for affiliates in the 100 to 500 member category. NAMI of Washtenaw County now has over 200 members and continues to thrive and serve the community with two paid staff members.
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