The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation's largest grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of people living with serious mental illness and their families.
Volunteers help to serve as Support Group Facilitators for NAMI's Family Support Group program. Support Group Facilitators provide support, education, and practical knowledge to other people living with mental illness and family members. Groups meet weekly under the guidance of two Volunteer Facilitators.
Role Requirements: ▪ Personal experience having an adult family member with a mental illness ▪ Complete a 2-day training program provided by NAMI ▪ Current member of NAMI, or willingness to join ▪ Volunteers are kindly asked to make a 1-year commitment upon completion of training. Facilitators are scheduled on a rotating basis; minimum 3 hours per month
Volunteer Responsibilities: ▪ Facilitators are not counselors or teachers; instead, they are primarily present to give the group structure by opening and closing each support group session, guiding the discussion, and shifting the discussion when necessary ▪ Maintain confidentiality of support group attendees ▪ Work cooperatively with a co-facilitator to conduct the group ▪ Report attendance to the Director of Signature Programs
About National Alliance on Mental Illness Metropolitan Baltimore
6600 York Road, Suite 204, Baltimore, MD 21212, US
We are a grassroots, family oriented support, education, and advocacy organization dedicated to empowering families to improve the lives of people living with mental illnesses and to eradicating stigma that surrounds mental illness.
Educates, supports and advocates families and individuals dealing with a mental illness. NAMI has 1,500 local and state affiliates and 230,000 members in the United States.
Health & Medicine
We'll work with your schedule.
6600 York RoadSuite 204Baltimore, MD21212
January 5, 2021
Counseling / Mental Health
Teaching / Instruction
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
Minimum 4 hours per month
▪ Personal experience having an adult family member with a mental illness ▪ 2-day training