Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation's largest grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. NAMI-Metro Baltimore participates in community events, fairs, and festivals to introduce the organization, its mission, and its resources to the community. Events are typically held at universities, faith-based organizations, and community organizations.
Volunteer Responsibilities: ▪ Prior to the event date, pick up resource materials from NAMI office. ▪ Man the booth at the event. Tasks include greeting members of the public, answering general questions about NAMI, distributing resources and materials, and encouraging interested individuals to sign up for our email list.
Role Requirements: ▪ Comfortable being out in the community. Some venues may be crowded. ▪ General, working knowledge of mental illness and NAMI’s mission. Fact sheets and talking points will be provided.