We need you!
The successful operation of NAMI Arapahoe/Douglas Counties depends on the generous support of our volunteers.
If you have personal experience as a loved one, a person in recovery, or have a passion for mental health, we welcome your help as a volunteer.
We have a variety of volunteer opportunities to accommodate your schedule- a few times a year to a few hours a month. Often, our volunteers are individuals who have taken classes or been engaged in our support groups.
We will connect you to the right opportunity that fits your interests and skill-set, as well as equip you with the proper training for your assigned role.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Coffee and Connect Assistant – currently filled
Assist in providing coffee and refreshments, prepare and set up the meeting location, clean up meeting location at the conclusion of the meeting, and assist the Coffee and Connect facilitator as needed.
After online training, formally and informally advocate NAMI ADCO. Share our resources with your friends, family, and other groups important to you. Represent NAMI ADCO periodically at health fairs, community events, and special NAMI events. Distribute flyers in your neighborhood.
Crisis Intervention Team Training Support – currently filled
Assist NAMI CIT trainer in providing support at Arapahoe and Douglas County Crisis Intervention Training six (6) times per year. Volunteer would assist in food ordering, food pick-up/delivery and meal setup.
Crisis Intervention Team Presenter – currently filled
Provide a 60 minute NAMI Family perspective at a CIT training event, approximately six times per year, in Arapahoe and Douglas Counties. Training provided.
Douglas Arapahoe Suicide Prevention Alliance Rep – currently filled
Volunteer as a NAMI representative for a monthly DASPA meeting 1st Wednesday of each month 1:00-2:30 p.m. Volunteer should have a working knowledge of NAMI programs with good communication skills and be able to participate in discussions about mental illness and suicide prevention
Family to Family Co-Coordinator Support
for 8-week Family to Family education program. Prepare student materials, liaise/support F2F teachers with other duties as assigned throughout the 8-week class period. Communicate with teachers/ leaders as needed. Must be familiar with NAMI programs, previous experience with Family to Family preferred.
Family Support Advocate- currently suspended
Volunteer will serve as an on-site support resource at one of our community partner locations for family members and loved one of those currently recovering from a mental condition. 1-2 hour time commitment per month. Minimal training required.
Family and Friends Facilitator
A short-term seminar that informs people who have loved ones with a mental health condition how to best support them. It is also an opportunity to meet other people in similar situations and gain support. NAMI ADCO needs 2-4 volunteers to train for and facilitate future seminars. Volunteers must already be trained for as a Family-to-Family facilitator.
Family Support Group Facilitators
Help facilitate bi-monthly family support group meetings. NAMI training required.
Resource/Health Fair Coordinator- Currently suspended
Represent NAMI ADCO at community events. Arrange a resource table at various locations within Arapahoe and Douglas Counties. Need to be familiar with NAMI programs and materials. Training provided.
Volunteer Co-Coordinator- coming soon
Assist the volunteer coordinator with duties such as managing the volunteer database/spreadsheet, contacting potential volunteers, and helping assign volunteer tasks and trainings, as well as any other needs that come up.
If you are interested in volunteering please fill out the Volunteer Contact Form