Programs

NAMI Vermont Education Programs:

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Teacher & Facilitator Training
Family-to-Family Education Program
Mental Illness and Recovery Workshop
Provider Education Course
In Our Own Voice Presentation

NAMI Vermont relies on volunteers to sustain its education programs. Each year we recruit new volunteers to promote our mission, support the education program and teach our classes. If you have ever wondered what it would be like to volunteer for NAMI Vermont, now is the time to find out. For more information contact NAMI VT at (800) 639-6480 or by e-mail at program@namivt.org.

If you are interested in registering for any of our classes or trainings, submit your information online and we will contact you when a class or training is available in your area.

The Top Nine Reasons to Become a Family or Provider Education Teacher:

  1. Meet others who understand without having to explain
  2. Share your knowledge
  3. Gain more knowledge
  4. All expenses are paid
  5. It’s interesting and exciting to be a part of an integral team
  6. It’s a wonderful challenge, leading to empowerment
  7. You’ll have an instant community
  8. Something fun to do
  9. Volunteering has health benefits*

Volunteering Is Good For Your Health!
*A 2007 report by the Corporation for National and Community Service found a significant connection between volunteering and good health. The report shows that volunteers have greater longevity, higher functional ability, lower rates of depression and less incidence of heart disease. There is a personal sense of gratification that comes with volunteering. Two studies found that volunteering threshold is about 100 hours per year, or about two hours a week. Individuals who reached the threshold enjoyed significant health benefits.

Doctor’s Prescription – Contact the NAMI-Vermont office at: (800) 639-6480 or e-mail: program@namivt.org for more information or to volunteer for the education program in Vermont.

*Volunteering Produces Health Benefits. The Health Benefits of Volunteering: A Review of Recent Research, 2007