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Become a Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering. NAMI San Mateo County appreciates the hard work and commitment from everybody who donates their time to help us continue our effort in helping those affected by mental illness.

Please fill out the volunteer application form below and we will get back to you within the next couple of days.

You can also call us at 650-638-0800 for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities

NAMI SMC began from a group of parents who had to take matters into their own hands to get the help and treatment for their children. Throughout its history, volunteers have been at the core of NAMI SMC and its mission – this continues to be true today.  NAMI SMC is thriving today due to the countless hours of volunteers, past and present.

Explore the various ways you can contribute your time and skills to make a meaningful impact:

  1. Volunteer Coordinator: Join us in overseeing and supporting volunteers, ensuring they feel empowered and equipped to fulfill their roles. Responsibilities include devising strategies for volunteer acknowledgment, organizing recognition events, and maintaining the volunteer roster. This role can be shared among a team.

  2. Fund Development: Assist us in our fundraising efforts and activities while we recruit for a Development Manager. Specific job descriptions will be available by the end of January.

  3. HelpLine: Utilize your empathetic listening skills to answer calls and guide individuals to relevant resources, including our educational classes and support groups. Volunteer remotely using our call forwarding system.

  4. Program Facilitator: Play a crucial role in leading support groups and various programs that directly aid individuals and families affected by mental health conditions. It’s a rewarding position that provides hands-on support.

  5. Presentation Speaker: Join us in delivering mental health presentations aimed at educating teens, adults, and families. We seek speakers who can effectively lead these presentations to raise awareness and combat stigma surrounding mental health.

To explore these volunteer opportunities further and learn about additional roles, kindly fill out the form provided. Your involvement could make a real difference in our community and in the lives of those affected by mental health challenges.

Please complete this form to become a Volunteer

Benefits of volunteering: 4 ways to feel healthier and happier

  1. Volunteering connects you to others.
  2. Volunteering is good for your mind and body.
  3. Volunteering can advance your career.
  4. Volunteering brings fun and fulfillment to your life.

For details on each Benefit, click below: