How to get involved as a volunteer
Find your local affiliate by going online to see a map and contact information for NAMI Ohio affiliates
You will see contact information by following their websites. Specific volunteer opportunities will be answered by the local affiliate. All are looking for program leaders.
NAMI has many different programs and courses that need participants, volunteers and in some cases leaders. Here are a few:
NAMI Basics is for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents who have either been diagnosed with a mental health condition or who are experiencing symptoms but have not yet been diagnosed.
NAMI Family-to-Family is a class for families, partners and friends of individuals with mental illness. The course is designed to facilitate a better understanding of mental illness, increase coping skills and empower participants to become advocates for their family members.
NAMI Homefront is a class for families, partners and friends of military service members and veterans experiencing a mental health challenge. The course is designed specifically to help these families understand those challenges and improve the ability of participants to support their service member or veteran.
NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a recovery education course open to anyone experiencing a mental health challenge. The course is designed to encourage growth, healing and recovery among participants.
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 warning signs.
NAMI Family Support Group is a weekly or monthly support group for family members, partners and friends of individuals living with a mental illness.
Parent Advocacy Connection (PAC) is a grassroots organization of trained parent advocates who reflect the cultural and ethnic make-up of the families they serve. When children require services from multiple sources, it can be difficult for parents to navigate various service systems. Contact Tamisha McKenzie at firstname.lastname@example.org
YouthMOVE Ohio is a vibrant youth-led organization devoted to improving services and systems to support youth inclusion, mental wellness, positive supports, and healthy transition.