Volunteer

Thanks for your interest in volunteering with us!
As a non-profit grassroots organization, we rely heavily on the support and dedication of volunteers for our programs. Whether you are interested in lending a hand for special events, facilitating a peer support group, advocating for mental health, providing administrative support, presenting educational programs, and/or becoming a local leader; we here at NAMI would like to talk with you about joining our team!

Please note that NAMI Minnesota does not provide direct support services – we engage and empower individuals living with mental illnesses and their families through education, peer-peer programming and legislative advocacy. The majority of our volunteer opportunities are designed for longer-term/ongoing, individual placements; we also offer limited internships and episodic volunteer activities for those wishing to support our mission. Subscribe to our Volunteer E-Newsletter to receive updates, stay informed about upcoming opportunities, and learn more about our amazing volunteers!

“I benefited from NAMI’s support groups and wanted to give back.” ~ Lisa K

“Community involvement is an important aspect of our business model and I was looking for a volunteer opportunity where I could represent our company. More importantly, I was looking to volunteer with an organization that I believe in and provides support to those with mental illness.” ~ Sandra B

We encourage you to spend a few minutes reviewing our placement process and volunteer opportunities before beginning your application. (Please note that due to the number of inquiries we receive, we rely on applicants to familiarize themselves with our programming and options. Staff do not have the capacity to provide informational interviews, and will prioritize submitted applications and focused inquiries.)

If you have any further questions that we can answer about volunteering with NAMI Minnesota after reviewing the volunteer segment of our website, please let us know.  The best way to reach us is via email at  volunteer.resources@namimn.org    We look forward to hearing from you.