Be a Part of the Conversation. Get Involved.

When we work Together for Mental Health, we can raise awareness and make a difference.

Be a part of this movement and get involved, whether it’s through donations of time or money. You are giving a gift of hope to Vermonters.

There are many ways for you to get involved with NAMI Vermont. Learn how you can become a member, a program leader, or a volunteer:

 

Become a Member

Join a group of dedicated members, receive NAMI Vermont’s bi-annual newsletter, and enjoy member discounts on a variety of events throughout the year. The cost of membership goes directly to support, education and advocacy for mental health.

Click Here to become a NAMI Vermont member today!

Become a Program Leader

NAMI Vermont’s support groups and education courses depend on volunteer peers, family members and providers to serve as leaders of the program.

Interested in leading an In Our Own Voice Presentation, Ending the Silence Presentation, Connection Peer Recovery Support Group, Family Support Group, Mental Illness and Recovery Workshop, Family-to-Family Class or the Provider Class?

Click Here to learn more about upcoming trainings.

Become a Volunteer

Our volunteers are the backbone of NAMI Vermont. Because we are a small grassroots organization, we rely on the generosity of our volunteers to help us run our support groups and educational classes, plan events, and provide outreach through exhibits, parades and community presentations. Our volunteers also raise funds to ensure our programs are offered at no charge, as well as advocate and educate at local and state levels.

NAMI Vermont’s committees and Board of Directors are made up of dedicated volunteers who give of their time to ensure that we fulfill our mission to support, educate and advocate so that all communities, families and individuals affected by mental illness or mental health challenges can build better lives.

How can you volunteer? Here are some ways:

  • Join a Committee – help us advocate, plan events, and more by giving of your time.
  • Help with Outreach/Promote our Programs – Spread the word about NAMI Vermont’s programs and event by helping at an exhibit table, walking in a parade, or distributing NAMI materials into the hands of those who need them.
  • Share Your Story – Our lived experience stories provide a unique connection with others, a reminder that they are not alone. Your story can help someone and we want to help you share it through advocacy efforts, presentations and more.
  • Be a Part of NAMIWalks – This is our annual fundraising and awareness event. Help with the planning of this fun event, form a team and encourage friends and family to donate and walk with you, and participate on the day of the walk. This energizing and inspiring day is an amazing experience for everyone!
  • Set up a Local Fundraiser – You can support NAMI Vermont by raising money so that we can continue to provide free programming to all Vermonters. Set up a Facebook Fundraiser for your birthday, host a yard sale for NAMI Vermont, or collect in-kind donations off of our wish list for NAMI Vermont.
  • Become a Program Teacher, Presenter, or Facilitator – All of our programs are run by trained volunteers who give selflessly of their time to provide needed services all across the state. NAMI Vermont offers trainings throughout the year.

Click here to let us know how YOU’D like to get involved!