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Have a loved one with mental illness? Become a support group facilitator to help families!

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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: National Alliance on Mental Illness Metropolitan Baltimore

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. Volunteers are needed to serve as Support Group Facilitators for NAMI's Family Support Group program. Support Group Facilitators provide support, education, and practical knowledge to other peope living with mental illness and family members. Groups meet weekly or biweekly under the guidance of 2 Volunteer Facilitators.

Role Requirements:

▪ Personal experience having an adult family member with a mental illness

▪ Complete a 2-day training program provided by NAMI. Available weekends only.

▪ Current member of NAMI, or willingness to join

▪ Volunteers are kindly asked to make a 6 month commitment upon completion of training. Facilitators are scheduled on a rotating basis; minimum one 90-minute group per month.

Volunteer Responsibilities:

▪ Facilitators are not counselors or teachers; rather, they are present primarily to give the group structure by opening and closing each support group session, guiding discussion, and shifting discussion when necessary.

▪ Maintain confidentiality of support group attendees

▪ Work cooperatively with a co-facilitators to conduct the group

▪Report attendance to NAMI staff

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training Provided

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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About Idealist.org

Location:

389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US

Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.

Description

Idealist is a leading online global resource for finding jobs in the nonprofit sector, as well as volunteer opportunities and graduate school programs for social impact.

CAUSE AREAS

Crisis Support
Health & Medicine
Crisis Support, Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Baltimore, MD 21212

(39.36413,-76.61239)
 

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