Working to improve the lives of children and adults with mental illnesses and their families
800 Transfer Road, #31
Saint Paul, MN 55114
toll free: 1-888-NAMI-Helps
Thank you for your interest in helping NAMI Minnesota provide education, support, and advocacy for people living with mental illnesses and their families. We offer a variety of peer-peer programming volunteer opportunities and limited internships for those wishing to support our mission and our organization. Volunteers may also serve with one of our local affiliates, or help with special events. Sign up to receive Volunteer Update, a quarterly e-newsletter of upcoming opportunities.
We encourage you to spend a few minutes reviewing our different programs, positions, and training details online before beginning your application. On the top left side of this section you will find links that provide additional information on our different volunteer opportunities. Please note that NAMI Minnesota does not provide direct services, and remember that all our programming is peer to peer - so please ensure you meet the qualifications before applying for any particular position.
To Apply: Please submit the online Volunteer Application. Feel free to attach a resume, cover letter, or additional supporting documents if you desire. If you are a current NAMI volunteer and have a recent application on-file, there’s no need to re-apply - Just email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name, contact information, and the placement/position you are interested in.
If you require hard-copy application materials or have further questions, please contact us at 651-645-2948 x110 or via email.
Once your application is submitted, you will receive an email confirmation and we'll contact you to arrange a screening interview. Theses phone interviews last about a half an hour, and provide us with a good idea of your motivations, skill sets, and task preferences as a volunteer – allowing us to arrange a placement that is a good fit for both our organization and you.
If you are chosen for a particular position from the current pool of applicants, we will invite you to attend a volunteer training. Please note that while NAMI has regularly occurring trainings for some positions, others are offered only once or twice a year. Applicants are encouraged to apply and complete their screening well in advance of any training date they are interested in attending.