NAMI Central Virginia is always looking for volunteers! You can volunteer to help with our programs, staff community events or assist us with administrative work. If you would like to volunteer, please contact the main office by phone at 804-285-1749, or by email at info@namicentralvirginia.org.


Dedicated volunteers make NAMI Central Virginia’s programs work. Each program requires facilitators with lived experience to connect with members of the community. For a list of downloadable application forms for presenters, please click here.

Community Events

NAMI Central Virginia often has a presence at various community events and health fairs. Volunteers are needed to staff the booths, distribute literature, and answer questions the general public may have of us.


The NAMI Central Virginia staff have created volunteer opportunities around a handful of administrative tasks, such as:

  • Newsletter
  • Social media maintenance: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
  • Follow-up correspondence from class participants
  • Creating and distributing surveys
  • Telephone helpline assistant
  • Community outreach at events, faith-based organizations, etc.
  • Data entry, organization
  • Research
  • Collecting donations, such as prizes, for NAMI events


NAMI Central Virginia needs volunteers to help advocate with legislators. This work can range from in-person visit with legislators to email or phone contact with legislative offices. If you would like training as an advocate, please contact the main office about our NAMI Smarts program.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is a group of volunteers that oversee the operation of NAMI Central Virginia. Board members are elected for limited terms, and new board members are nominated each year. Click here for a nomination form.