There is a high volume of interest in the Support Group Host role, and unfortunately, we cannot accept all applicants. There is currently a waitlist for Host applicants. If you would like to be added to the list, you may request a link to the application, but please understand it will take time.
NAMI-NYC online support groups are hosted by a trained volunteer who is living with a mental health condition and/or is 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 commit to at least one support group per month for two hours.
- Hosts must be available for one-hour debriefs. Initial training is a one-hour session, followed by shadowing at least two support group sessions.
- Excellent communication skills are required; multilingual a plus.
- Knowledge of navigating search engines, Gmail and Microsoft tools is required.
- Host volunteers must identify as someone with a mental health condition, or as a family member of someone with a mental health condition.
FYI… We require our group facilitators to start as hosts, so if you are thinking you would like to be a facilitator someday, definitely apply to be a host. You should also attend at least one relevant support group.
Support Group Host is open to everyone. However, we are currently looking specifically for Black folks to host Black Minds Matter, our support group for and led by Black people living with mental health conditions.