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Become a Volunteer
NAMI El Paso needs you! Our volunteers are the heartbeat and pulse of NAMI, without your support, we would not be able to reach out to the community the way we currently do. We sincerely appreciate you!
NAMI El Paso offers many volunteer opportunities. See below for a sample of how YOU can make a difference working on behalf of NAMI El Paso and its mission.
Volunteer TrainingThe next volunteer training will take place on Saturday, May 9th from 9 to 11 a.m. Psychiatric Center conference room, 4615 Alameda Avenue. To register, please contact Ruth Hill at the NAMI El Paso office via phone at 915-534-5476 or 915-534-5478 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Works with office staff, board members and other volunteers to create the newsletter that is sent to our members. Editor will gather articles and content, and design the layout of the newsletter in Microsoft Publisher, proofread and make edits as needed. This is a job that can be done from home and requires a computer with MP and an internet connection.
Writer of Articles for Newsletter and/or Press Releases
Occasionally writes an article for the NAMI El Paso newsletter. All articles must be related to the topic of mental health. All articles are published at the discretion of the Editor.
Writes press releases and submits them to local press, radio and TV stations, Direction will be provided by staff, board and committee members and chair.
Speaker's Bureau Member
Volunteer will give public presentations about NAMI El Paso to a wide array of audiences including service clubs, churches and other community groups. Presentation material is provided by NAMI El Paso and adheres to NAMI guidelines.
Volunteer works in the NAMI El Paso office. Provides support with filing, phones, data entry, typing, and mailings, making copies and greeting the public. Flexible hours on weekdays are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Coordinate time with Office Manager. Minimum time commitment: one 3-hour period per week.
Occasional/On Call Office Volunteer
Helps with photocopying, labeling, setting up class folders, organizing file cabinets, as needed.
Volunteer will help with NAMI informational tables at local community events. Volunteer will directly interact with public to share information about NAMI. Volunteer helps with set up, staffing the table and break-down. Volunteer must be able to lift at least 25 pounds to help with set-up. Dates and times vary.
Volunteer coordinates awareness and marketing efforts through social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other social media tools.
Advocacy and Public Relations Committee Member
Volunteer works on NAMI El Paso public image and recognition within the community. Many people in El Paso County have never heard of our services, and we want to make sure that people know what we do, increase awareness about mental health among the public, and advance the Mission and purpose of NAMI El Paso. This committee develops ideas and executes them, including communicating with the local press, radio, TV stations, Ft. Bliss.
Promotes advocacy throughout El Paso County and provides information to the membership and general public regarding important mental health issues and policies. The information is disseminated through meetings, our website and print materials, including the newsletter.
Membership Committee Member
Develops and implements strategies to increase and retain members.