Who are NAMI Volunteers?
A volunteer/intern is anyone who, without compensation or the expectation of compensation, performs a task at the direction of and on behalf of the organization. While NAMI uses volunteers from the general public, the majority of NAMI’s volunteers are families coping with the mental illness of a family member, health service providers and consumers of mental health services who are in recovery.
NAMI volunteers serve in the following capacities:
• as clerical and secretarial office workers
• as members of the Speakers Bureau
• as outreach volunteers at community fairs, festivals and other community events
• as trainers, peer education course teachers and peer support group facilitators
• as members of board committees (standing and ad hoc), task forces and work groups
Equal Opportunity Policy
NAMI strongly maintains an equal opportunity policy. We recruit, accept, train, promote, and dismiss volunteers on the basis of competence and job performance, without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability.
Volunteer Philosophy Statement
Volunteers are absolutely essential to NAMI Southwest Louisiana's existence and ongoing vitality. NAMI aims to give volunteers meaningful responsibilities and recognition for work done; and volunteers are expected to actively perform their duties to the best of their abilities, while remaining loyal to the mission and vision of NAMI.
Interested in learning more about current volunteer opportunities? Call 337-433-0219 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.