We are a grass-roots organization, and volunteers have always been the heart and soul of NAMI. Our volunteers make us who we are!
If you are passionate about mental health and those with mental illnesses, one of the ways you can show your support for NAMI DuPage is to offer your invaluable time and energy as a valued volunteer.
Below are some of the current volunteer opportunities we can use some help with:
The mission of the Individual Assistance Program Committee is to help improve the quality of life for those afflicted with severe and persistent mental illness by providing short-term financial assistance.
The mission of the NAMI DuPage Outreach Committee is to raise awareness about mental illness through attending social events, hosting fundraisers, and creating lasting partnerships in the communities we serve.
Doing this provides the unique opportunity for people to learn what our organization has to provide individuals with a mental illness and their family members so they may improve the quality of their lives.
Love Excel? - Statistics Compiler / Data Entry - Visit Volunteer Match for more details... (No Opening Available)
Statistics to a non-for-profit is invaluable. All organization rely on different results from their programs to secure grant funding from various resources. Without compiling accurate statistical information it becomes impossible to fulfill our mission and help those who need our services the most. Basic computer skills are necessary and intermediate to advance knowledge of excel is crucial.
All information technology networks need to be maintained to uphold superior performance and minimize Internet threats from viruses, trojans and worms. We are currently seeking someone with moderate to expert computer knowledge with the Windows PC platform to support our IT Specialist. We are seeking evening availability for this opportunity.
With 15 staff members who primarily work part-time, it becomes hard to reach out to everyone who need our services.
You might not realize it, but there is already have a vast, existing network of people and places you see or go to on a weekly basis.
Mental illness does not just affect a select few. Our goal is to touch anyone and everyone we can from all walks of life. This can be accomplished a number of different ways and the possibilities are endless.
Great on the phone? NAMI Receptionist - Visit Volunteer Match for more details... (No openings available)
NAMI is looking for those who have empathetic and caring qualities to answer phone calls coming in to our HelpLine. Often this is the first way someone comes into contact with NAMI making these people invaluable.
Individuals with mental illness or their family members are often good candidates for this opportunity due to their experiences.
This position does include orientation about our organization and learning the phone system. We ask those interested in volunteer for a commitment of at least 6 months.
Detail Oriented? - GiftWorks Data Entry Assistant - Visit Volunteer Match for more details... (No Opening Available)
GiftWorks is the database platform our organization uses to manage memberships and donations. This program enables our organization to track donor contributions so we can send thank you letters and provide tax receipts. Those who enjoy data entry that have a skilled eye for detail and basic computers skills would excel in this role. We are looking for persons with availability on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the late morning to afternoon that can regularly come in each week. All who are interested in this opportunity will be invited in to meet with the GiftWorks Manager.
NAMI DuPage is in need of a skilled individual with a talent for graphic design and knowledge of graphics print production machinery. This person must have experience with or knowledge of the Adobe Creative Design Suite and be available regularly.