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Volunteer Opportunities

You are a good candidate to volunteer with NAMI Lake County, OH if you…

  • Understand and share NAMI Lake County’s mission, vision and values.
  • Enjoy working with diverse populations.
  • Believe strongly that mental health and physical health are equally important factors in wellness.
  • Work well in a small office setting and communicate to co-volunteers, coworkers and supervisors in a timely, proficient matter.
Position Title: Board Member

Purpose:

The overall purpose of serving as a Board Member on the NAMI Lake County Board is for:
• Governance
• Establishing policy
• Providing fiscal oversight
• Planning for the future
• Ensuring adequate funding for NAMI programming in addition to funds provided for running the day-to-day business.

Requirements:

Board Members are required to attend our monthly business meetings on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. Each board member is assigned to or invited to sit on one standing committee and may be asked to serve on other advisory or ad hoc committees. All board members must be a member of NAMI and are responsible for renewing their NAMI membership dues on an annual basis.

For more information or to applyApplication for Board of Directors 7.27.2020
Application for Board of Directors 7.27.2020

Position Title: Volunteer Fundraiser

Purpose:

To help promote and source support for NAMI Lake County, OH's two major fundraising events: NAMIWalks and Strikes for Awareness.

Requirements:

  • An interest and commitment to the NAMI Lake County, OH mission
  • Must present a professional appearance and a friendly and persuasive manner
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Strategic and thorough in recording details
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills
  • Experience of managing simple databases in Excel is desirable but not essential
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Previous experience of working or volunteering in the not-for-profit is desirable but not essential
  • Previous experience in fundraising is desirable but not essential

To apply for this position CLICK HERE.

Position Title: Volunteer Event Organizer

Purpose: 

Responsible to assist the NAMI Lake County, OH staff with the coordination of events, including planning menus, putting up decorations, ensuring the event runs smoothly, and pre/post-event vendor and attendee communications.

Requirements:

  • An interest and commitment to the NAMI Lake County, OH mission
  • Must present a professional appearance and a friendly manner
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Strategic and thorough in recording details
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Able to carryout light physical duties
  • Previous experience of working or volunteering in the not-for-profit is desirable but not essential
  • Previous experience in event coordination is desirable but not essential

To apply for this position CLICK HERE.

Position Title: Volunteer Administrative Support

Purpose:

The Volunteer Administrative Support person will perform a variety of tasks depending on project deadlines in the NAMI Lake County, OH office. This position helps to extend the resources in the NAMI Lake County, OH to better assist and direct the needs of our community members.

Requirements:

  • An interest and commitment to the NAMI Lake County, OH mission
  • Must present a professional appearance and a friendly manner
  • Must be dependable and punctual
  • Be courteous and personable when dealing with the public
  • Be self-directed, willing to take initiative, and detail-oriented
  • Respect and maintain confidentiality of NAMI Lake County, OH volunteers, partners, and donors
  • Computer skills are desired, but not necessary
  • Previous experience of working or volunteering in the not-for-profit is desirable but not essential

To apply for this position CLICK HERE.

Position Title: Volunteer Program Support

Purpose:

The Volunteer Program Support person will perform a variety of tasks related to the planning, orchestration and presentation of NAMI Lake County, OH programming. This position helps to extend the resources in the NAMI Lake County, OH to better assist and direct the needs of our community members.

Requirements:

  • An interest and commitment to the NAMI Lake County, OH mission
  • Must present a professional appearance and a friendly manner
  • Must be dependable and punctual
  • Be courteous and personable when dealing with the public
  • Be self-directed, willing to take initiative, and detail-oriented
  • Respect and maintain confidentiality of NAMI Lake County, OH volunteers, partners, and donors
  • Computer skills are desired, but not necessary
  • Light physical duties may be required
  • Previous experience of working or volunteering in the not-for-profit is desirable but not essential

To apply for this position CLICK HERE.

Position Title: Volunteer Teacher/Speaker

Purpose:

The Volunteer Teacher/Speaker will complete NAMI training and certification. He/she will present NAMI signature programming and/or his/her personal mental health journey in a virtual, classroom, or auditorium setting.

Requirements:

  • An interest and commitment to the NAMI Lake County, OH mission
  • Must be willing and able to complete corresponding training and certification through NAMI Ohio - which may/may not include travel to Columbus, OH
  • Must have a well-managed mental-health condition, or have a family member with a mental health condition
  • Must present a professional appearance and a friendly manner
  • Must be dependable and punctual
  • Be courteous and personable when dealing with the public
  • Must be comfortable with speaking in front of an audience
  • Respect and maintain confidentiality of NAMI Lake County, OH volunteers, partners, and donors

To apply for this position CLICK HERE.

Position Title: Volunteer Presenter – Telling My Story

Purpose:

It’s important for people living with mental health conditions to know that they are not alone. Sharing a story about your mental health challenges can help in your own recovery as well as offer encouragement and support to others with similar experiences. Sharing your story also helps promote understanding and empathy to those without mental illness.

NAMI has developed multiple presentations to help you in sharing your story in your community.

  • NAMI Ending the Silence  is a presentation designed for middle and high school students, school staff and parents or guardians  of middle- or  high-school-aged youth. Audiences learn  about the signs and symptoms of mental health conditions, how to recognize the early warning signs and the importance of acknowledging those warning signs.
  • NAMI  In Our Own Voice  is a presentation for the general public to promote awareness of mental health conditions  and recovery. This program is also available in Spanish, En Nuestra Propia Voz de NAMI.
  • NAMI Compartiendo Esperanza  is a bilingual presentation for Latino communities designed to promote mental health awareness, explore signs and symptoms of mental health conditions and highlight how and where to find help.
  • NAMI Sharing Hope  is a presentation for African American communities designed to promote mental health awareness, explore signs and symptoms of mental health conditions and highlight how and where to find help.
  • NAMI Smarts for Advocacy  is a hands-on advocacy training program that helps people living with mental illness, friends and family transform their passion and lived experience into skillful grassroots advocacy.

You have an authentic voice. You can make a difference for yourself and others by sharing your experiences and perspective.

You are not alone. Let others know they aren't either.

Begin by completing these resources:

After completing these resources, please contact NAMI Lake County, OH at (440) 639-1200.

Position Title: Other

Purpose:

The Volunteer Other position will perform a variety of tasks depending on project deadlines in the NAMI Lake County, OH office. This position helps to extend the resources in the NAMI Lake County, OH to better assist and direct the needs of our community members.

Requirements:

  • An interest and commitment to the NAMI Lake County, OH mission
  • Must present a professional appearance and a friendly manner
  • Must be dependable and punctual
  • Be courteous and personable when dealing with the public
  • Be self-directed, willing to take initiative, and detail-oriented
  • Respect and maintain confidentiality of NAMI Lake County, OH volunteers, partners, and donors
  • Computer skills are desirable but not essential
  • Able to carryout light physical duties
  • Previous experience of working or volunteering in the not-for-profit is desirable but not essential

To apply for this position CLICK HERE.

 

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