Volunteer Trainings

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NAMI Minnesota
800 Transfer Road, #31
Saint Paul, MN 55114

phone: 651-645-2948
toll free: 1-888-NAMI-Helps
fax: 651-645-7379

email: namihelps@namimn.org

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Site Developed By: Plaudit

Volunteer Trainings

Each volunteer is asked to attend two NAMI educational programs as part of an orientation process: Get to Know NAMI and Hope for Recovery. Each is offered at least once a month, and upcoming sessions are listed or linked below. Volunteer and Internship candidates are welcome to register and attend the orientation programs at any point in the application and placement process. The next Get to Know NAMI classes are set for:
St. Paul, Feb. 1 and March 14, 11:30-12:30 all at the NAMI office, 800 Transfer Rd., Suite 31, St. Paul. Also East St. Paul, Feb. 26, 7:00-8:00 p.m., at Woodland Hills Church, 1740 Van Dyke St. Please RSVP to: Kay King, 651-645-2948 x113 or kking@namimn.org.

Hope for Recovery - Participants in this workshop learn about mental illnesses, treatments, coping strategies, the mental health system and local resources, and leave with a solid foundation for dealing with the complexities of mental illness. Reservations are requested. Workshops are held Saturdays from 9:00 to 3:00 unless otherwise noted, and participants are encouraged to bring a brown-bag lunch. Find classes and register, here.

After the initial volunteer screening and placement interview, selected applicants will be invited to attend a position-specific training. These trainings range from an hour in length to multiple days, depending upon the placement, and prepare our volunteers for the specific tasks they will undertake in their volunteer roles.

Please note that while NAMI has regularly occurring training for some positions, most are offered only once or twice a year. Applicants will be placed on a wait-list in the interim.