NAMI-NYC support groups are hosted by trained volunteers who are living with a mental health condition and/or are a family member.
Support Group Hosts provide participants with attendance and other forms, resources, and technical support, on our online support groups, via Zoom. We have support groups that meet on weekday afternoons, weekday evenings, and Saturdays.
Hosts should be able to commit to at least one support group per month for two hours. Hosts need to be available for one hour debriefs. Initial training is a one hour session, followed by shadowing in at least two support group sessions. Excellent communication skills are required; multilingual a plus; also, knowledge of navigating search engines, Gmail and Google Drive tools is required.
The Host volunteer must identify as someone with lived experience of a mental health condition, or as a family member of someone with a mental health condition.
NOTE: This role is open to everyone. However, we are also looking specifically for people who are bilingual Spanish-English, to host our Spanish-language family support group, Familiares y Amistades.