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Volunteers play an important role in the vitality of NAMI Central Oregon. Volunteers continue to help the organization thrive as we educate, advocate, and support for our community members in need, helping to improve their quality of life.

NAMI-CO is always looking for dedicated volunteers. Our volunteer needs change regularly, but we are always looking for candidates who have any experience with any of the following: day of events, event planning, fundraising skills, marketing skills, enjoys social media marketing, website design, computer skills, and/or willingness to just help.

Volunteer Responsibilities:

  • Understanding and upholding the values of NAMI Central Oregon.
  • Understanding the rules of the organization as well as your roles and responsibilities within the organization.
  • Complete any relevant training related to volunteer position.
  • Arrive on time for all meetings and events assigned, unless other arrangements have been made.
  • Remain professional with all other volunteers, staff, and community partners.
  • Make recommendations for improvements when applicable.

Volunteer Qualities:

  • Demonstrated reliability, professionalism and punctuality
  • Respect and compassion for people affected by mental health conditions with desire to help
  • Ability to manage emotionally stressful situations with positive spirit and open-mindedness
  • Passion to learn about mental health conditions, resources, and behavioral health system
  • Willingness to take initiative to seek help when needed, and ability to accept and implement constructive feedback
  • Maturity and patience to communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and experiences while demonstrating empathy to facilitate respectful dialogue with community members.

1 More opportunity with NAMI-CENTRAL OREGON



1 Remote location, BEND, OR 97701, US

Mission Statement

NAMI works to educate, advocate, listen and lead to improve the lives of people with mental illness and their loved ones.


NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation's leading voice on mental health. Today, we are an alliance of more than 600 local Affiliates and 48 State Organizations  who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.

Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities


Tue Apr 06, 2021 - Wed Jun 30, 2021


Multiple locations Bend, OR 97701



  • Advocacy
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Community Outreach


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • 10 hours/month or more if interested

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