NAMI Education and Support programs are the heart and soul of NAMI. NAMI Signature Programs provide critical and essential outreach to communities across Southern Arizona. These superb programs allow NAMI Southern Arizona to Educate, Advocate, and Support—and implement NAMI’s mission.
1. Please carefully review the following NAMI National and NAMI Southern Arizona requirements, when becoming a volunteer for our training programs.
All volunteer Teachers/Mentors/Facilitators/Presenters should:
A. Be a NAMI Southern Arizona member in good standing, e.g. membership dues paid
B.Meet the following course-required relationship: 1. Family-to-Family – Be a family member or loved one of someone with a serious mental illness 2.Peer-to-Peer – Be someone living or having lived with a mental illness diagnosis 3. NAMI Basics – Be a direct (primary) caregiver of a child with a brain or mental disorder who is eighteen years old or less. Teacher should have experience with various systems of care. 4.Family Support Group Facilitator – Be a family member or loved one of someone with a mental illness diagnosis 5. NAMI Connection Support Group Facilitator – Be someone living or having lived with a mental illness diagnosis 6. In Our Own Voice Presenter – Be a peer willing to share their recovery experience
C.Have completed the course he/she is volunteering to teach/mentor (Strongly Preferred)
D.Be willing to:
Complete the entire required training curriculum
Fulfill any course teaching/mentoring/facilitating/presenting commitments within a Two-Year time period.
Be consistent with the principles, practices, and policies of NAMI National and NAMI Southern Arizona as provided before/during/after the training—when finally presenting the NAMI Signature program.
Complete First Aid/CPR Training
Have a TB test
Submit a resume with a copy of your highest level of education (pre-requisite to becoming credentialed - High School Diploma or G.E.D.)
Complete a self-declaration of criminal history (notarized)