Volunteer

Volunteer

NAMI-WCI is a grassroots organization made up of dedicated volunteers. Please contact our program director Joy Mabbitt at jmabbitt@nami-wci.org  or use the contact form below if you are interested in one of the following volunteer opportunities:

Share Your Story
Individuals living with mental illness and family members of individuals living with mental illness are invited to share their stories of challenges and triumphs in whatever format they feel comfortable. You may write us a testimonial to be included on this webpage. If you want to be part of our stigmafree presentations, or you may want to get trained in one of our outreach programs  to share your experiences with other community members. This is a great way to dispel misconceptions and help to eliminate stigma. These presentations have been extremely successful - we are getting so much interest and support from our audiences that our presenters often say they get such a boost from sharing their stories, it makes them feel good for days after.

Facilitate/Teach
Individuals living with mental illness and family members of individuals living with mental illness can receive training to become a volunteer teacher or group facilitator for NAMI-WCI. There is always a need for teachers and facilitators! We will ask you to first be a participant in a class or support group. If you like what we do, we will provide you with free training through our state organization. This is a very rewarding way to give back to the community and help those in need.

Office Help
Occasionally we require assistance with folding, stuffing envelopes, collating, etc., for large mailing projects, assembling outreach materials, or we may need help with other general office tasks. Mailing and preparation days are always a lot of fun in the NAMI-office as you connect with others who have the same interest in getting the word out there.

Man a Booth
NAMI-WCI is having an increased presence at resource and health fairs, the Farmer's Market, Mosey down Main Street, and other public events. We set up a booth, provide resource materials, hand out swag and candy, and inform the public about mental illness in our community and what they can do to make a difference. Our presence and visibility alone helps to combat stigma, gets the conversation going and helps make our community a more welcoming place. If you enjoy interacting with people in a relaxed setting and help us raise awareness, this is the volunteer opportunity you have been looking for!

NAMI Fall Classic 5K Walk/Run
Every fall we are organizing this fun event that brings the whole community together to raise awareness of mental illness and combat the stigma that surrounds it. We need volunteers to help set up the course, help with parking, registration, and snacks, and a range of other activities. If you are interested in this fun event, please contact Nichole Ramirez at nramire@purdue.edu.

Our Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

  1. NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

    November 20 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  2. NAMI Craft Club

    November 20 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Our Success Stories

Testimonials

Our Mission

NAMI West Central Indiana advocates for support, effective treatment and education for individuals and families affected by mental illness in our community.

NAMI-WCI

Hours
Monday-Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am-1pm

Address
1508 Tippecanoe Street, Rm 1-906
Lafayette IN 47904

  

At NAMI-WCI, we are thankful for all our members and volunteers who keep us going and contribute so much to our organization. Since November is often a time when we reflect on the things we're most thankful for, we're publishing a special piece in our newsletter about the power of thankfulness, and we want to hear from our NAMI members and friends!

What or who are you thankful for?

If you're interested in being featured in our newsletter, please send a couple sentences to office@nami-wci.org or reply below explaining why you're thankful this year.
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Thank you to Valley Oaks Health and their PATH Street Outreach Team as well as Trinity United Methodist Church, Lafayette, IN for organizing and hosting this year's "Sleep a Night On Our Streets" event.

NAMI-WCI appreciates all their work on behalf of those who face the burden of homelessness. #community #support #endhomelessness #awareness
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NAMI-WCI would like to send a thank you to everyone who attended the NAMI-WCI Faithnet Bridge's of Hope Luncheon yesterday at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, and to our partnering agencies. Valley Oaks Health Sycamore Springs Willowstone Family Services Mental Health America Wellspring Counseling Center

A special thank you to our presenters Luci Keazer, Kurt Harker, and Sandy Donahue for helping to make it such a wonderful and informative event!
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