Works at the NAMI Clackamas County office providing support with filing, phones, data entry, typing, mailings, making copies and greeting the public. We offer flexible hours on weekdays from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
NAMI Clackamas volunteers represent the organization at events, help out in the office, teach classes, facilitate support groups and so many other things! No matter what your background, we have a volunteer position that will work for you. Please fill out our online volunteer application form.
A few examples:
Ending the Silence/In Our Own Voice Moderator
These are 50 minute presentations designed to give students or the general public an opportunity to learn about mental illness through an informative presentation by a trained two-person team, one of whom is a young adult living in recovery with a mental illness. *This is a stipend eligible position.*
Volunteer Special Event Planner
Are you the “ultimate host” who loves to plan a great party? If so, becoming our Volunteer Special Events Planner may be the right job for you! Time commitment: up 10 hours per week for annual fundraising gala in September. Could work from home if you have internet access.
Assist with special NAMI Clackamas events such as our Party for a Purpose in September.
Compartiendo Esperanza Moderator
Compartiendo Esperanza is a 90 minute interactive presentation specifically tailored for Spanish-speaking communities. This important presentation is given by a team of two presenters in different community settings. Presenters must either be a person living with a mental health condition or a family member of a loved one with a mental health condition. Bilingual/Bicultural preferred.
Volunteer Bi-monthly Newsletter Editor
Are you detail oriented, have good language skills and experienced with Microsoft Publisher? If so, becoming our newsletter editor may be the right job for you! Time commitment: up 20 hours per publication – most at deadline time. Could work from home if you have internet access.
Volunteers commit to teaching a 12-week course for family members of individuals living with severe mental illness. This class discusses the clinical treatment of these illnesses and teaches the knowledge and skills that family members need to care for their themselves as well as their loved one. Training is required and provided.
Volunteers commit to teaching a 10-week course for individuals living with mental illness with a focus on maintaining recovery. Telling your story, relapse prevention planning, and an advance directive for psychiatric care are included in this class. Training is required and provided. Please note this is a stipend eligible position.
De Familia a Familia Teacher
Volunteers commit to teaching a 12-week course for family members of individuals living with severe mental illness. This class discusses the clinical treatment of these illnesses and teaches the knowledge and sills that family members need to care for their themselves as well as their loved one. Training is required and provided. Please note this is a culturally adapted course for Spanish-speaking communities. Bilingual/Bicultural is preferred.
Coordinates education all programs for NAMI Clackamas. Primarily working with Family-to-Family, Peer-to-Peer, and Basics. Must have a strong communication skills. Previous knowledge and understanding of NAMI organization is preferred, although training is provided.
Veterans Outreach Coordinator
Familiar with the challenges and solutions for veterans. Understanding the primary mental health concerns for veterans and means of support. Outreach to veterans organizations about NAMI Clackamas programs and initiatives.