Volunteer Information Center


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NAMI is a peer-based, grassroots organization and volunteers play a vital role in the life of NAMI Multnomah. Our volunteers facilitate our classes and support groups, serve on panels, share their stories out in the community, advocate for better systems and work on a wide variety of administrative tasks. Volunteers enable NAMI Multnomah to live out its mission so that our services and outreach can remain strong and continue to grow within the larger community!

To become a volunteer, you will first need to attend a volunteer orientation. We host volunteer orientations on the 2nd Wednesday at 3:00 PM and the 4th Tuesday at 5:30 PM. Volunteer orientations are held at the NAMI Multnomah office, 524 NE 52nd Ave. Portland, OR 97213. Volunteer orientations are open to anyone, so come on by! For more information please contact the HelpLine at 503-228-5692.

Upcoming Orientations

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Check out NAMI Multnomah’s current open positions. We are always recruiting for new volunteers. As a NAMI Multnomah volunteer you are provided training, ongoing support, and encouragement. You will receive specialized training to fulfill your job. You will have opportunities to utilize your expertise in meaningful ways. Through volunteering, individuals become knowledgeable advocates for people with mental illness and their families.

Current volunteers need to record their volunteer hours each month. These hours are helpful when applying for grants and creating the annual report. Enter your volunteer hours here.

In order to volunteer as a NAMI Signature Program teacher or facilitator you must complete a NAMI Oregon training. Check out current upcoming NAMI Oregon trainings.