Volunteer Opportunities

We have a variety of opportunities for volunteers available, many of which take place at our office during our business hours of Monday-Friday, 9-5. We also have some community based volunteer opportunities in the evening or on weekends . Our internships vary by program and time of year. Consider getting involved, we couldn’t do what we do without our volunteers!

Please note that we ask our volunteers to consider making a one year commitment to working with us. 

If you are interested in any of our opportunities, please complete the the Volunteer Application at the bottom of this page. Please note that it may take some time to get in touch with you, depending on what opportunities are available. Thank you for your interest!

Volunteer opportunities may include:

Facilitator of NAMI programs: Family-to-Family or Peer-to-Peer classes. Training provided.

Support Group Leader: Family support group leader or Peer support group leader. Training provided.

Multicultural Outreach:  Participate in community outreach and educational initiatives. Prepare/research information for programming as well as represent NAMI GC at community events.

Helpline/Receptionist:  Field phone calls from family members, consumers, and the general public. Provide support and resources as needed.

Board of Directors:  Serve on NAMIGC’s Board of Directors. As a board member, serve on adjunct committees (Program Committee, Fundraising & Marketing Committee, Membership Committee). Please click here for application.

Clerical/Computer:  Assist with mailings, stuffing envelopes, filing, making copies. Volunteers may help create or revise flyers/agency documents and or maintain social media sites. Help staff compile information for programs.

Food Delivery: Must be 18+, have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and proof of auto insurance.

Speakers Bureau:  Share your story and what it’s like to cope with and/or care for a person with mental illness. Present information about mental illness to the community. Includes Ending the Silence, In Our Own Voice, and NAMI GC’s Hospital Network Program.

Event Planning Intern: The Event Planning Intern will provide day-to-day logistics and planning support in helping to plan and implement NAMIWalks, NAMI GC’s biggest fundraiser and Cleveland’s largest mental health event.  Time frame: May – September

NAMI GC offices are located at 2012 West 25th Street, #705, Cleveland, OH 44113, near the West Side Market and downtown Cleveland.  Parking is free and we are easily accessible by public transportation.