As a grassroots organization, NAMI NH’s volunteers provide a foundation to facilitate change and provide support for individuals and their families impacted by mental illness and suicide. Volunteering with NAMI NH offers Granite Staters opportunities to positively impact the mental health system, eliminate stigma and discrimination, and give help and hope to families with similar challenges. The projects below actively engage more volunteers to effectively bring awareness of mental illness and suicide and influence public policy to improve New Hampshire’s mental health system.
To become a NAMI NH volunteer, please fill out the Volunteer Application Form below.
NAMI NH Education Program leaders must have lived experience as a parent/primary caregiver, loved one or peer.
NAMI Basics is an interactive six-session course designed for any parent or primary caregiver of a youth (age 21 and younger) with a mental health condition.
NAMI Family-to-Family is a 8-session program for family and friends who have an adult in their life with a mental illness.
NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, eight-session educational program for adults with mental health conditions who are looking to better understand themselves and their recovery.
NAMI NH presenters must have lived experience as someone with a mental illness, as a loved one of someone with a mental illness, or as a survivor of a suicide loss.
In Our Own Voice is an educational presentation given by trained individuals to educate the public on recovery from mental illness.
Ending the Silence – coming soon.
Life Interrupted is an educational presentation given by trained family members of individuals who have a mental illness.
Survivor Voices is an educational presentation given by trained speaker who has lost a loved one to suicide.
CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) Program is a 40 hour program that engages first responders (State and Local Law Enforcement, Fire/EMS and other first responders) in better understanding how to recognize and respond to someone experiencing a mental health or SUD crisis.
Community Volunteers are individuals who want to share the education, support and advocacy resources and opportunities that NAMI NH has to offer. Community Volunteers are trained to staff resource tables at community events and/or deliver general presentations about NAMI NH offerings in their community.
NAMI NH support group facilitators must have lived experience as someone with a mental illness, as a loved one of someone with a mental illness, or a parent/caregiver of a youth or child with a mental health challenge.
NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a confidential support group for adults living with mental health conditions.
NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for any adult with a loved one who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition.
Parent/Caregiver Support Group is a peer-led group for parents/primary caregivers of children, youth and adolescents that are experiencing mental health challenges.
Public Policy Committee Member: The Public Policy Committee meets on the second Monday each month from 4:00 – 5:30pm via Zoom.
Annual Walk Committee: The Walk Committee meets monthly to plan for NAMIWalks NH.
603 Stories: The 603 Stories anti-stigma campaign uses story sharing to reduce the stigma around mental illness that can prevent Granite Staters from connecting to support and resources.
NH Family Network (NHFN) Grant Oversight Board: The NHFN provides support, education and advocacy for families supporting youth and children living with mental health challenges. The board meets six times per year to provide oversight for the program.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
- Reviewers Fluent in Spanish for Online Suicide Prevention Training – Click for position description
- Walk Committee Member
- Walk Day Volunteer
- NHFN Grant Oversight Board Member
- Life Under Construction Social Media Volunteer (Youth or Young Adult)
- Family-to-Family Education Program Leader
- In Our Own Voice Speaker (Young adult)