The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation's largest grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with mental illness and their families. Volunteers serving as Advocates help support local advocacy efforts, and may have the opportunity to share their personal testimony of living with mental illness or caring for a loved one with mental illness.
▪ Passionate about working to see improvements in mental health services. ▪ Strong commitment to support individuals dealing with mental illness and their families. ▪ Volunteer Commitment: Volunteers are encouraged to attend Advocacy Day on February 22nd, 2018 in Annapolis, MD. ▪ Minimum Age: 18 years old. *Personal experience either having a mental illness or having a family member with a mental illness is helpful but not required. Advocates who are comfortable sharing their story and connecting it to a call to action will have the opportunity to do so.
Volunteer Responsibilities: ▪ NAMI membership is encouraged. ▪ Attend Advocacy Day on February 20th, 2019 in ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND from 7:30am - 2pm. A schedule for the day can be found at http://namimd.org/advocacy/advocacy_day ▪ Stay up-to-date on the latest advocacy news via NAMI's e-newsletter. ▪ Completing a NAMI Smarts for Advocacy training is encouraged but not required. Smarts for Advocacy will teach you how to share your story in a brief, meaningful way with legislators. A half-day training and evening trainings will be provided in January/February 2019. Please call our office at 410-435-2600 for more information.
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.