Learn to see the person, not the illness. Help us volunteer in our community today!

Want to make a difference in the lives of Valley residents living with mental illness? Want to be a part of the effort to replace stigma with hope and despair with recovery? Welcome and thank you for your interest in volunteering with NAMI Mahoning Valley! We appreciate and value the hard work and commitment of all those who help us carry out our mission to provide support to those in need.
We have many opportunities for volunteering with NAMI Mahoning Valley! Please contact us here or fill out the form below. We will get back to you as soon as we can to discuss whatever options work best for you. Thank you again for your support!
Volunteer Application Form
Event Volunteers: Event volunteers do specific tasks needed at our events throughout the year such as help with our our annual Walk event and other public events, which may include our monthly yoga groups that require setup and more. Some tasks may involve carrying/lifting things as well as set up. You may also be asked to help staff a booth with employees at community educational events like resource fairs.

Office Volunteers or Speaker: These individuals do assigned tasks in our main office and must be proficient at things like Office 365, Power Point, alphabetical filing of paperwork and/or willing to learn Eventbrite, Canva and our e-mail marketing platform. They may also participate in development of events, programs and workshops. For speaker volunteers, those interested might be a part of the Speakers Bureau to talk about mental illness at public events.

Facilitators/Teachers: For this category you must be involved with our local affiliate at least 6 months in some capacity (either volunteering or regularly attending groups) in order to move into this category. Individuals in this category can help develop programs, teach classes, facilitate support groups and make community presentations. In order to facilitate or teach, individuals will be asked to participate in separate training with the state NAMI organization.
We thank you again for your support! Please read the below before signing:

**Minor background screens are required for all applicants. I am aware NAMI Mahoning Valley does public records background check on all volunteers and I agree to this. I understand that public records findings only disqualify me if they concern felony violence, sex offenses, and some types of theft. By signing I agree I have been truthful to the best of my knowledge on the above statements.
Once volunteers are needed you will be contacted via email and/or phone to help out.
If you have any questions regarding volunteering please email us.