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Volunteer Opportunities

NAMI Hall is an all volunteer organization.  We have an all volunteer leadership team that meets on the third Tuesday of the month from 5:30 – 6:30 PM at Gainesville First Baptist Church.  These meetings are open to all; come and share your ideas or volunteer to be part of the leadership team.

It is volunteers who lead our support groups and classes.  We would love to have more volunteers to lead these very important activities.

Become a NAMI Program Leader! Are you an active NAMI member and participate in support groups and education classes? Want to share your story? Want to educate and support others affected by mental health conditions? Check out our upcoming State Trainings at https://namiga.org/programs/.  For questions and to register, e-mail programs@namiga.orgPre-registration is required for all trainings!

We could offer more programs, in Gainesville, Athens, and Northeast Georgia if we had more trained leaders.   Together we can make a huge difference in the lives of those impacted by mental illness.


Help us spread the word.
Several times a year NAMI Hall has a table at various health and wellness events and we need volunteers to help man the table.
We need volunteers to drop off NAMI brochures at churches, doctor’s offices, hospitals, etc.


We need Smiling faces
– to welcome and direct people to our meetings.

 

NAMIWalks North Georgia is our annual fundraiser.  We need your participation to make it a success.  Support us!
We need a Walk Chairman for NAMI Hall and Volunteers to help the day of the walk.

NAMI Hall NAMIWalks Chair for NAMIWalks North Georgia to be held in Gainesville on Nov 9, 2019.  This person will be the NAMI Hall point of contact with NAMI Georgia and is responsible for leading and coordinating NAMI HALL NAMIWalks events and teams, and participating in NAMI Georgia NAMIWalks meetings.  This person should be comfortable with the NAMIWalks website platform.

 

CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) Representative
Do you know someone with a mental illness who has had an encounter with law enforcement?
We need a representative to act as a host for local CIT training sessions. Training is July 11, 2019  10 – 1 p.m. at the NAMI Georgia office.  May be eligible for a scholarship to attend the CIT International Conference in Seattle, WA August 26 – 28, 2019.

The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) is a dynamic collaboration of professionals committed to people with mental illness and other brain disorders. The CIT program is sponsored by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill and the Georgia Department of Human Resources Division of Mental Health, Development Disabilities, and Addictive Diseases, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, Georgia Sheriff’s Association, Inc., and Georgia Public Safety Training Center.

NAMI’s involvement and commitment to CIT programs goes back to the very beginning. In 1986, when Ann Dino’s son was transported to the hospital in a police car because he had a mental illness and the ambulance wouldn’t take him, she found the strength to ask “Why?”  This is the story of how CIT started in Memphis, Tennessee.

 

President – liaison between NAMI Hall and NAMI Georgia.  Responsible for leading the NAMI Hall Leadership Team which currently meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

 

Family Support Group Facilitator – co-facilitate the Family Support Group that meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month in the evening.  Openings in Gainesville, Athens and Watkinsville.  Must complete NAMI Georgia Family Support Group Facilitator training.  The next training is at the NAMI Georgia office July 27 -28, 2019.  If we get enough attendees, we may be able to conduct this training in the Gainesville area.

 

Advocacy Representative – liaison with NAMI Georgia.  Must complete NAMI SMARTS advocacy training.
Utilize NAMI Georgia’s policy platform, legislative agenda and direct consultation as the guide to all NAMI Hall Affiliate advocacy activities.
Work with NAMI Georgia to coordinate advocacy appropriate to NAMI Hall Affiliate.
Distribute NAMI Georgia advocacy alerts to and through local contacts.
Actively participate in NAMI Georgia advocacy activities when requested.
Attend NAMI Georgia Advocacy Day in the state capital.

 

Contact us to discuss these and other opportunities at:  NamiHallGA@gmail.com or 770 225 0804

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