Open Volunteer Positions
ANNUAL WALK COMMITTEES - October
Pre, During & Post Committees, ex. Kick-Off Committee/Event, Resource Fair, Donations/Supplies, Post Committee/Event. Commitment the day of 1 or more of the events, or serving on one of the Committees meeting several months in advance.
ANNUAL DINNER & AUCTION COMMITTEE – June
Designing theme/decorations, sending invitations, working with venue, assist with decorating & logistics the day of event. Commitment for a portion of the planning or serving on the committee approximately 6 wks prior to the event.
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE / ANNUAL GIFT DRIVE COMMITTEE – December
Assist in planning, designing invitations, providing entertainment & decorating the NAMI office, coordinating the collection of specific items for distribution to mental health patients hospitalized over the holidays. Commitment for a portion or the planning or serving on the committee approximately 6 wks prior to the event.
The NAMI-OC WarmLine is a free and confidential telephone service providing emotional support and resources to OC residents. If you have a passion to help individuals and their family members with mental health concerns, substance abuse and/or loneliness the WarmLine will be a rewarding volunteer opportunity and they will greatly appreciate your help! Commitment based on the individual’s availability. Training will be provided.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH EVENTS – On-Going
Attend School Resource Fairs, Health Fairs, College Mental Health Events and more. Commitment is usually 3-5 hours per event, 1-2 events a month. Training will be provided! ARTWORK / GRAPHICS – On-Going Designing brochures, mailings, backdrops, letterhead or other artistic items. Commitment on an as needed basis.
FOOD / REFRESHMENTS – On-Going
We need volunteers who know how to plan what to serve, how much to buy, where to shop, how to cook/serve! Commitment is based on the activity going on. There are lots of weekend trainings in the next 12 months with trainers/trainees needing to be fed! Also, the NAMI WALK, WALK Kick- Off, Holiday Open House & ???. Commitment based on the individual’s availability.
FUNDRAISING / GRANT WRITING – On-Going
Assistance with obtaining major donors, creating new fundraising events, locate and apply for grants. Commitment based on individual's availability.
I HEART OC GIVING DAY (30 HOUR SOCIAL MEDIATHON) COMMITTEE - April
Activities include, pre-event promos, event day media blasts, constant media attention for donations/ thank you’s, a social event during the mediathon at NAMI for members/ guests. Commitment for a portion of the planning or serving on the committee approximately 6-8 wks prior to the event.
JOURNALISM / ARTICLES / EDITING – On-Going
Help get information about our classes published in newspapers, write articles for publications, gather testimonials, edit brochures & other written materials. Commitment based on the individual's availability.
ADVOCACY (LEGISLATION ISSUES / LETTER WRITING) – On-Going
If you are already passionate about keeping up with this information, help by sharing it with all of us & guiding us in letter writing campaigns, so our voices can be heard! Commitment based on the individual's availability.
BOOK CLUB COMMITTEE – On - Going
Would you like to get it started? This involves picking a book relatable to NAMI members, planning when, where and how often to meet, promoting the event. Commitment for a portion of the planning or serving on the committee for approximately 12 weeks prior to the event.
LIBRARY / COPYING / PHONE CALLS/ MISC. OFFICE WORK - On-Going
Any assistance with various tasks in the NAMI Santa Ana office will be greatly appreciated! Commitment based on the individual's availability.
SOCIAL MEDIA – On-Going
We could use some help with blogging and finding updated posts for our facebook, Twitter, instagram, snapchat and pinterest followers. Commitment based on the individual's availability.
SPEAKERS - On-Going
NAMI is always looking for professional individuals in the field of mental health/areas related to mental health, to speak at the NAMI Educational meetings, held semi-monthly, throughout Orange County. Additionally, speakers are needed for our NAMI Walk, Annual Dinner, Holiday Open House & possibly other events. Please let us know if you, or someone you know could potentially be a speaker at one of our events. Commitment based on the individual's availability.
NAMI MATERIAL DISTRIBUTION – On-Going
We need a team to access locations throughout the county where our literature will be available for professionals & individuals to access. Commitment would be based on the individual's availability.