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NAMI Hillsborough is Hillsborough County’s affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). The National Alliance on Mental Illness is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

Our History:
NAMI was founded in Madison, Wisconsin by Harriet Shetler and Beverly Young. The two women both had sons diagnosed with schizophrenia, and “were tired of being blamed for their sons’ mental illness”. Unhappy with the lack of services available and the treatment of those living with mental illness, the women sought out others with similar concerns. The first meeting held to address these issues in mental health led to the formation of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill in 1979. In 1997, the legal name was changed to the acronym, NAMI.

Our Vision:
NAMI Hillsborough envisions a County where all people affected by mental illness are leading healthy, fulfilling lives supported by a community that cares.

Our Mission:
NAMI Hillsborough provides advocacy, education, support, and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.

Our Values:
We believe in:
• HOPE: We believe that recovery and wellness is possible.
• INCLUSION: We embrace diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives.
• EMPOWERMENT: We promote confidence, self-efficacy and service to our mission.
• COMPASSION: We practice respect, kindness, and empathy.
• FAIRNESS: We fight for equity and justice.

Volunteer Positions:

Administrative Assistant

Essential Duties and Functions:
• Performs general operational duties as needed.
• Acts as the virtual receptionist and answers telephone and email inquiries.
• Prepares detailed correspondence, reports, and presentations as directed.
• Maintain website calendar of events and schedule appointments or meetings as directed.

Qualifications:
• A high school diploma or equivalent is required.
• A minimum of one year of relevant job experience; nonprofit experience is a plus.
• Ability to take initiative, multi-task, and meet deadlines.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Office Suite

Family Support Group Leader

About the Support Group:
The NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for any adult with a loved one who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar experiences.

NAMI’s support groups are unique because they follow a structured model, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to be heard and to get what they need.
• Free of cost to participants.
• 60-90 minutes long.
• No specific medical therapy or treatment is endorsed.

Qualifications:
• A high school diploma or equivalent is required.
• Available to co-facilitate once/week for 90 minutes.
• Loved one of someone living with a mental health condition.
• Can maintain confidentiality.
• Available for a 2 to 3-day training.
• Familiar with the Zoom platform.

Connections Recovery Support Group Program Leader

About the Support Group:
NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for any adult who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. Participants gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by trained leaders who’ve been there.

NAMI’s support groups are unique because they follow a structured model, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to be heard and to get what they need.
• Free of cost to participants.
• Designed for adults (18+) with mental health conditions.
• 90 minutes long and meets weekly, every other week or monthly (varies by location).
• No specific medical therapy or treatment is endorsed.

Qualifications:
• A high school diploma or equivalent is required.
• Available to co-facilitate once/week for 90 minutes.
• Living with a mental health condition.
• Can maintain confidentiality.
• Available for a 2 to 3-day training.
• Familiar with the Zoom platform.

Grant Writer

Essential Duties and Functions:
• Study and understand the history, structure, objectives, programs, and financial needs of the organization.
• Research grant opportunities from government and non-government agencies.
• Draft grant proposals and supporting documents based on the funding requirements of the organization.
• Submit proposals to Board for approval.
• Respond to internal and external queries on drafted and submitted proposals.
• Maintain positive relationships with fund providers and other stakeholders.
• Maintain records and submit reports related to grant opportunities.

Qualifications:
• A high school diploma or equivalent is required.
• A minimum of two years of experience in grant writing.
• Excellent knowledge of proposal submission and the fundraising process.
• Ability to study and understand the programs and funding requirements of the organization.
• Strong research skills and knowledge of information sources.
• Multi-tasking, organizational, and time management skills.
• Ability to handle confidential matters with the utmost integrity.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Office Suite.

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